Apple added its Translate app to the iPad for the first time with iPadOS 15. With iPadOS 16, released in October, the company has added more localization-related features. Here’s how you can use your iPad’s camera to translate any text with iPadOS 16.
iPadOS 16 brings new features to the Translate app
The Translate app was first released for the iPhone with iOS 14 before being added to the iPad with iPadOS 15. iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 improved the app this year. Among these features are support for more languages and the ability to translate text using the device’s camera.
For those unfamiliar with the app, it works similarly to competing apps like Google Translate. Users can quickly translate text from one language to another by typing it in one language. With Apple Translate, you can also translate a conversation into two languages using your device’s microphone.
Let’s focus on the new camera-based translation feature.
In order to translate using the iPhone and iPad camera,
The text can be translated in two different ways. Using a translation app is the first option. Follow these steps:
The first step is to open the translation app on your device.
2 – Click on the Camera tab on the left.
From the application, select the language you want to translate into.
Take a picture by pointing the camera at the text and pressing the button.
The translation app will then switch between the original text and the translated text. You can copy or save the text by clicking on it.
With iPadOS 16, there is another way to translate texts using the camera. The steps are as follows:
1. Open your device’s camera app.
2- Point the camera at the text you wish to translate.
3. Click on the text selection button on the right side of the screen.
Press Translate after selecting the text.
You can choose the language you want to translate the text into, just like in the Translate app. A copy of text can also be pasted into another application.