Browser Translation

Safari on Desktop

Safari offers translation directly in the browser if your Mac is running Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, or newer operating systems. 

  1. In Safari, go to the webpage you want to translate.
  2. If the webpage can be translated, the address bar displays the Translate Button.
  3. Click the Translate button, then choose a language.

Safari on Mobile

The Safari mobile App offers translation for iPhone in iOS 14+ and iPadOS 14+.

  1. When you visit a website in another language, you may see the Translate button and "Translation Available" flash in the address bar.
  2. Tap the action button on the left side of the address bar while visiting a site that you need to translate. The button looks like two A's next to each other.
  3. Tap Translate to [preferred language].
  4. Tap Enable Translation if prompted.

If your mobile device has an older operating system, you can download the Google Translate App or Microsoft Translator App.

Change the Default Language in Safari

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Language & Region.
  2. Click Apps.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Choose a language for an app: Click the Add button, choose an app and a language from the pop-up menus, then click Add.
    • Change the language for an app in the list: Select the app, then choose a new language from the pop-up menu.
    • Remove an app from the list: Select the app, then click the Remove button . The app uses the default language again.

If the app is open, you may need to close and then reopen it to see the change.