Microsoft Translator Reviews — G2 How do I get this app to translate text, pictures, voice and sound? Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Click the “add to your Home screen” option and start translating. To save your translations, you must also download and store them. Google Translate comes with a huge, easy-to-use translation tool with hundreds of spoken and written languages, as well as a large vocabulary that's organized by place, time and the speaker, and by language region. Google Translate Reviews — G2 Can I download the app onto all my devices simultaneously? Not quite. You can only download Google Translate on your device. While it's installed you'll be limited to the languages it translates for you. But there are ways to install the app without having to use a device. You can add your language to your Google account and then open Translate when your phone is nearby, and you'll be translating in that language no matter where you go. How do I make my text or picture translations more accurate? Google Translate doesn't try to be perfect, but it does try to detect words and phrases often misspelled or mistranslated by native speakers and to make a quick assessment. Google recommends that you use this with caution. For example, you may have to wait a little longer on a text to see if what you're seeing in Translate will be correct — especially if you're trying to convert text from an old-style computer keyboard. Where can I find translated translations? For more accurate results you should translate to the same language as this app is currently translating with Google Translate and then view the result in Google Translate. Can I make a translation private? Do I need my phone to be nearby during translation? At full accuracy you'll have to set up and keep up-to-date a personal translation account and store your translated text in your Google account. Google Translate on any device, in any language can translate your text with this service (but not the translated word). You can translate text while your phone is nearby. Google Translate requires access to Google servers. It will also run in the background; when you set the app up, it will run periodically and then disappear. You can't turn it off; it's just there to do it. However, when you are offline you can still select the language that was being translated to.