Translating text

Use Yandex Translate to translate individual words and expressions, as well as text from websites and mobile apps.

  1. Input methods
  2. Troubleshooting

Input methods

Enter a word or phrase you want to translate into the text field. There are several ways to enter text:
Using a keyboard
Add keyboards for the necessary languages in your device settings. If you can't find the right keyboard in the settings, download one from or the App Store. As soon as you start typing, the service detects the language and suggests words. The translation appears as soon as you enter the first word.
Voice input
Note. The feature is available online for all languages supported by Apple.

To enable voice input, tap . You need to select your language manually before using voice input.

You can also use shortcuts for Siri voice assistant.

To delete the input text, swipe left in the text field or tap the cross to the right of the source text.

To return to your previous translation, swipe right in the text field. You can view all your translations in the History collection.

  • 1 — Copy the translation. Tap on the translation text. You should see the pop-up message Translation copied.
  • 2 — Text-to-speech. To change the speed of your text-to-speech, tap again.
  • 3 — Save the translation. The text is automatically added to the Favorites collection.
  • 4 — Report an error in the translation. Parts of the translation or dictionary entry will be highlighted in yellow. Tap the part where you noticed the error. In the window that opens, describe the error and tap Send.


Incorrect translation if the text contains words in different languages
Select the language in the source block and disable the Detect language option.
Text-to-speech doesn't work
  • It's possible that the text-to-speech feature (the  icon) and voice input (the  icon) don't support the source or target language. Please check the languages you have selected.

  • It's possible that the text you entered consists of spaces, punctuation marks, links, or email addresses. To make sure that text-to-speech works, enter words, numbers, or letters.
Voice input doesn't work

Voice input only works on iOS if you are online.

Quick translation doesn't work

You can't use this feature if the third-party app developer hasn't given other apps permission to read and edit text.