Language barrier is something that is perhaps the biggest challenge travel abroad. For example, if you don’t know Taiwanese or Vietnamese and are traveling through Taiwan or Vietnam, communicating with local people can become a problem. This is where the Google translate app is useful because it allows users to communicate with each other by translating the language. But what if you don’t have an active data plan or international roaming plan? Good, GoogleDrive also has one offline translation feature that allows users to download and use the language without an internet connection.
If you’re wondering how to use offline translations in Google Translate, follow our step-by-step guide:
Things to keep in mind
- To use offline translation with Google Drive, you need to download the language pack
- Keep updating the language pack from time to time for better and accurate translation
- Downloading language packs can take up some space on your phone’s storage
- You don’t need a google account on any other long method to use the app
Download the Google Translate app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
Before your trip, make sure to download the Google Translate app on your smartphone or tablet from the Google Play Store (for Android) or the App Store (for iOS).
Know the language of the country you are visiting
Another important thing to know is the native language of the country you are traveling to.
Download the language pack
Open the Google Translate app and go to the settings. Look for the “Offline translation” option and select it. From there you can choose the languages you want to use offline. Tap the download button next to each language to download the corresponding language pack.
Use offline translation
After downloading the language packs, you can use Google Translate without an internet connection. Just open the app and select the languages you want to translate between. You can type text or use the camera function to scan and translate written text. The app processes the translation locally on your device, so it’s available even when you’re offline.
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