How to Download a Language for Offline Use in Google Translate for Android

Опубликовал Admin
4-10-2016, 13:05
3 895
Google Translate for Android typically requires an active Internet connection for it to work. This allows it to translate while saving space on your device by referring to online dictionaries. However, in the event that there's no network available and you desperately need to translate something, you can still use the Google Translate app offline. To do so, you'll need to download the languages you need while you have an internet connection.


  1. Launch Google Translate. Tap the Google Translate shortcut icon from your phone's Home screen or App Drawer to open it. If you don't have the Google Translate app installed, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store.
    • You will need to be connected to a wireless network or to your cellular network in order to download the language files.
  2. Tap one of the Language buttons. These are the two buttons on the top of the Translate screen that display the languages you are translating from and to. Tapping either of the two buttons will do.
    • You can also open the Google Translate menu, select "Settings", and then select "Manage offline languages". A list of available languages will appear.
  3. Choose the language you want to download. Scroll through the list of available languages. Tap the grayed-out Pin icon beside the language you want to download. Not all languages are available for offline use. Languages that aren't supported yet will not have a Pin icon.
    • By default, your native language is installed for offline use when the Google Translate app is installed for the first time.
  4. Choose how you want to download. Language packages are quite large, and can take a significant chunk of your monthly data allowance. If you can, download the package while connected to a wireless network to save your data plan. Downloading via wireless is often faster than downloading through your cellular data network as well.
    • Tap the "Okay" button to begin download.
  5. Wait for the download to finish. Since the language packs are quite large, they may take a little while to finish downloading. You can monitor the download progress in your device's notification bar, or next to the language in the Language list.
  6. Check to see that the language is available offline. Tap the Language button again and look for the language you just downloaded. The Pin icon beside it that was recently grayed-out and tilted should now be dark gray and vertical. This means that the language pack has been downloaded and is ready to be used offline.
    • You can now use Google Translate with that language while offline.


  • When using Google Translate offline, you will not be able to have translated text read back to you.
  • Upon installation, only the English language pack is available for offline use.
  • To properly use Google Translate in offline mode, you need to download the offline pack of the languages you want to translate to and from. Otherwise, the app will display "Translation failed."
  • When you try to translate using a language not available offline on your phone, the app will display "Translation failed" and will recommend you to download the pack. Simply tap on "Download Packages" button to get it.
Users of Guests are not allowed to comment this publication.
How to Make Puffed Rice
Rice and Beans
How to Fillet a Fish
Basic Cooking Skills
How to Learn to Say No
How to Make Rainbow Jello
Gelatin Desserts
How to Drive Uphill
Defensive Driving Skills
How to Heel Flip
Flip Tricks