Forget language barrier! iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 camera can translate any text

If you are an iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 user, you can get its camera to translate text. Here is all you need to do.

| Updated on: Sep 17 2022, 16:41 IST
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Try translating text using iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 camera this way. (Pixabay)

Now, you can forget all about any language barrier! Yes, you read that right! You can understand foreign languages in text format easily, courtesy this iPhone camera feature. Isn't it awesome? Apple iPhone users can easily translate text using the camera of the phone. According to the information provided by Apple, text can be translated in apps like Photos, Safari, Messages, Mail, supported third-party apps, and more. However, what needs to be noted is that translation is available for supported languages only.

The iPhone models that can help you in translating text with its camera are iPhone SE (2nd generation and later), iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How to translate what you see through your iPhone camera

Step 1:

On supported models (the ones mentioned above), you can translate text using the iPhone camera.

Step 2:

Open the Camera app, then position the iPhone so that the text appears on the screen.

Step 3:

After the yellow frame appears around detected text, tap the Detect Text button.

Step 4:

Select the text to translate, then tap Translate.

How to translate text in photos

On supported models, when you view a photo with text, tap the Detect Text button, select the text to translate, then tap Translate.

Other than using the iPhone's camera, you can also use apps such as Safari, Messages, Mail, supported third-party apps, and more to translate the text. Also, when you enter text on your iPhone, you can even replace what you wrote with a translation.

How to translate text in apps (Safari, Messages, Mail, supported third-party apps)

1. Select the text you want to translate, then tap Translate. (If you don't see it, tap the Show More Items button to see more options.)

2. Below the text translation, you can tap any of the following:

Replace with Translation: Replace your original text with the translation (available only when entering text).

Copy Translation: You can paste the translation somewhere else, such as a different app.

Change Language: Choose any of the supported languages for the original text and the translation.

Add to Favorites: See the list of your favorite translations in the Translate app.

Open in Translate: Do more with the translation in the Translate app.

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First Published Date: 17 Sep, 16:41 IST