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Microsoft Updates Translator on iOS with Better Apple Watch Support

As well as improved Apple Watch support, Microsoft Translator also has an improved interaction with the microphone button in Conversations.


If you use 's Translator application on iOS devices, you can get a new update today. The company has rolled out version 3.2.6 of . This is not a massive feature-rich bump, but does add some new experiences to the app.

Translator on and iPad now has enhanced support for the Watch. Microsoft promises a smoother and more efficient experience when running Microsoft's translation app on Cupertino's wearable.

Elsewhere, Microsoft has added an improved interaction between with the microphone in the Conversations section. Translator also has better permissions requests wit request removals for geolocation.

Below is the full changelog:

  • Significantly improved support for “Apple Watch”
  • Improved interaction with microphone button in the Conversations features
  • Revised permissions requests, including removing request for geolocation
  • Improved copy text option for image translation
  • General bug fixes and improvements

To get the new Translator update, head to the Apple Store here.

Translation Growth

These days, Microsoft Translator supports over 60 languages. The app can translate text, voice, conversations, camera photos and screenshots. Users can also do offline translations for free by downloading language packs.

Features on the app include:

  • Text translation into over 60 languages*, for online and offline use
    • Camera translation to translate text within photos and screenshots
    • Voice translation to translate speech, and a split-screen mode for two participants having a bilingual conversation
    • Multi-person conversation translation – connect your devices and have in-person conversations with up to 100 people across multiple languages
    • Phrasebooks for verified translations and pronunciation guides to help you learn important phrases in foreign languages when you travel
    • Look up alternate translations and meanings of a word to find the best translation to express yourself
    • Download languages for offline use for when you travel without an internet connection
    • Hear your translated phrase out loud to help you learn how to say the translation
    • View transliterations (pronunciation guides) to help you pronounce the translation (includes Pinyin support for Chinese)
    • Share your translations with other apps
    • Pin and save your most frequent translations for later
    • Translate websites on Safari using the Microsoft Translator browser extension
    • Speak to your Apple watch to get an instant translation
    • Automatically sync translations between your phone and Apple watch
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Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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