Microsoft Translator is a free, personal translation app for 60+ languages, to translate text, voice, conversations, camera photos and screenshots. You can even download languages for offline translation for free to use when you travel!

• 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

Translator supports the following languages:  Afrikaans, Arabic, Bangla, Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Cantonese (Traditional), Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong Daw, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Quer'etaro Otomi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tahitian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, and Yucatec Maya.

Microsoft Translator is powered by cutting-edge technology used by Office, Bing, Skype, Internet Explorer as well as by partners such as Twitter, Yelp, eBay, WeChat and more. 

Location Permission: Microsoft only uses your location to show you where conversation occurred. We display this location in your conversation history.

*Some features are not available in all languages.

What's New

Version 3.2.2

Bug fixes and general improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

18.5K Ratings

18.5K Ratings

Laughably terrible app


This app is an abomination and an afront to modern language. I needed this app to translate some Russian and Ukrainian language books I'm selling online. I get it. Cyrillic alphabet is difficult to translate and hence why I downloaded this app, thinking it would help me facilitate that translation. Turns out I was just deluding myself. It flat out couldn't translate the Russian and Ukrainian text. So I tried to translate a German book. The app thought I was trying to translate French to English. French and German? Two very different languages. Okay, then I tried something very. Spanish. It can do Spanish right? Nope. The app thought I was trying to translate Italian to English. Seriously? At this point, I think Microsoft is playing a prank on me by releasing this laughably terrible app. I'll stick to Google Translate. It got the jobs I need done and with zero frustration.

Developer Response

Hi, Thanks for your review and I'm sorry you had to go through this. Can you please contact us directly so that we can find out what went wrong? If you go to and click or tap on "Contact the Translator Team" we can ask for more info on the books you tried to translate and identify what happened that the app did not recognize the languages. Best regards, Gwenda, Microsoft Translator Team

Apple Watch App Crashes


Every time it completes the translation and I hit the play button the app on crashes. The iPhone and iPad work fine but the watch is horrible. Along with the translation voice crashing the app it doesn’t change to a different language easily, it takes multiple attempts to get it to change. Make the watch version the same quality as the iPhone version and it’s a 5 Star app.

Developer Response

Hi HealthyAttitude, thanks for your message. Our team is aware of this bug and is working on fixing this. In the meantime there is a workaround: After you change the to-language on your phone, your watch will still read "to-Spanish". However it will translate to the language that you selected on your phone. So e.g. if you choose to translate from English to Italian on your phone app, the watch will translate to Italian even though it says Spanish. If you would like me to inform you when the fix is available please go the forum ( ) and vote for this issue. Kind regards, Gwenda, Microsoft Translator Team

Microsoft translate is amazing tool


I believe it is getting closer on many fronts and languages.... especially when translating from English to Chinese.

We must however be careful when writing our original text that requires a translation in that the English language should be clear and avoid all ambiguities in what we want to be translated as the tool can’t assume what we mean to say. The clearer we are the more accurate the translation is.



Microsoft Corporation
142.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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