How to Automatically Translate a Web Page on Mobile and Desktop

While surfing the Internet, we often come across web pages in foreign languages. However, you don’t have to worry too much as browsers can easily translate the entire page on a mobile phone (iPhone, iPad and Android) or desktop (Windows and Mac).

Whether it’s a region-specific website or a part of it in a foreign language, you can easily translate it into your native language. We will show you how to translate web pages in different browsers, both mobile and PC. Lets start.

How to Translate a Webpage in Google Chrome on Desktop

Google Chrome has been offering a useful translation feature for a while now. It can automatically detect and translate foreign language web pages on both mobile and PC.

Read on to learn how to enable Google Chrome for PC translate.

Stage 1: Launch Google Chrome, click on the three-dot menu icon and go to Settings.

Chrome Settings

Step 2: Scroll down to Advanced Settings. There, expand the Language settings and turn on ‘Offer to translate pages not in the language you’re reading’ if it’s not already there.

Enable Automatic Translation in Google Chrome

Stage 3: Go to the page you want to translate. While the page is loading, a pop-up window will appear at the top asking you to translate the web page. Switch to your default language (English in this case) and the webpage should translate accordingly.

Translate Web Page in Chrome

If the popup doesn’t appear automatically, you can have Chrome translate the webpage after right-clicking anywhere on an empty area and selecting ‘Translate to English’ from the list.

Manually Translate Webpage in Google Chrome

The popup should now appear and you will be able to translate the webpage into your desired language.

How to Translate a Webpage in Google Chrome on Mobile Device

Like its desktop counterpart, Chrome for Android and iOS has a feature that can instantly translate web pages. Therefore, translating web pages on Android or iPhone is almost the same. In this article, we will use an Android phone to show how to translate the web page in the Google Chrome app.

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Stage 1: Launch Google Chrome and go to the web page you want to translate.

Step 2: Click the three-dot menu icon in the upper-right corner and select Translate.

Google Chrome Menu
Translate in Google Chrome

Stage 3: A language bar should appear at the bottom of the screen. The page should automatically translate to English (your default language). You can click the ellipsis icon in the language bar to select a different language or save the preference.

Language Bar in Google Chrome
Translation Settings in Chrome

To enable automatic translation in Google Chrome, click on the three-dot menu icon and go to Settings. Next, scroll down and tap on Languages ​​under Advanced settings. Finally, turn on ‘Offer to translate pages not in the language you are reading’.

Language Settings in Chrome
Enable Translate Feature in Chrome

This much. Now Chrome will automatically present you the language bar when it detects a web page in a foreign language.

How to Translate a Webpage in Microsoft Edge

Like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge has a translation feature to translate web pages with ease. Here’s how it works.

Stage 1: Open Microsoft Edge, click on the three-dot menu icon and go to Settings.

Settings in Microsoft Edge

Step 2: Now switch to the Languages ​​tab and enable the ‘Suggest to translate pages not in the language I’m reading’ option.

Language Settings in Microsoft Edge

Stage 3: Now visit any web page you want to translate. Edge will automatically detect this and give you the option to translate. When it does, click Translate.

Translate Web Page in Edge

Translating a web page in Edge is a somewhat similar experience to what you get in Chrome.

How to Translate a Webpage in Safari on Mac

Following in the footsteps of Chrome and Edge, Apple also introduced the translation feature for both Mac and iPhone with Safari 14. Although this feature is still in beta, it worked flawlessly in our experience on both Mac and iPhone.

Here’s how to translate web pages in Safari on Mac.

Stage 1: Open a website in another language in Safari. Wait for the page to load and you will find a translation icon in the URL bar.

Step 2: Tap on the translation icon and select ‘Translate to English’.

Translate Web Page on Safari Mac

If you are using this feature for the first time, you will be prompted to enable the feature first. Click Enable Translation when prompted.

Enable Translation in Safari for Mac

Once enabled, the page will be automatically translated to your preferred language.

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How to Translate a Webpage in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Safari for iPhone also has a built-in translation feature so it’s easier than ever to translate web pages on iPhone. Here’s how to use it.

To translate a web page in Safari, go to the foreign language website.

Next, tap on the ‘aA’ icon at the top and select ‘Translate to English’. Click Enable Translation to confirm.

Translate Web Page in Safari
Translate Web Pages in Safari

This should translate the webpage for you. You can tap the translate icon at the top and select View Original to return the web page to its original language.

Language You Understand

In a world powered by the Internet, language should not be a barrier. Not when such feature-rich browsers are at your disposal. Enabling and using the translation feature will remove such barriers and bring you one step closer to your favorite content faster than ever before.

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