Manage Favorites in the Google Translate App on iPhone 6
Edited by Grimm, Leomar Umpad, Jen M, Eng
You are watching VisiHow. Today we are going to teach you how to set Favorites and use them with Google Translate on your iPhone 6.
To get started with, you need to take your finger or your thumb and give the right side button of your phone a single press. This is the Lock button which is also the Power Button. Pressing the Power button will open up your Lock screen.
Swipe right across the screen.
We are going to tap in a password. We can use a thumbprint or a fingerprint.
What we are going to do is enter in 1234 which I use for all my passcodes, bank PIN codes and everything else. Just kidding. That is a very bad password. Only use that for test purposes or if you really want someone to easily be able to access your information.
Next thing we are going to do is to tap on the Google Translate icon. You can see that I have it on the Home screen. Give the icon a quick press.
Google translate is going to open up. You can see that I have a series of translations from earlier tutorials which are listed here. The reason you might want to set a favorite translation is that you are on a banking business with someone, or you are trying to be cute with the hotel clerk or the person in the coffee shop; or in my case, attract the attentions and affections of an attractive young Russian lady - in which case knowing how to say something like, "How are you today?" is very important. Also, knowing how to understand that she said like, "How are you today?" is equally important.
We want to take these translations and add them as favorites. To do that you can just press the little star icon on the right end.
"How are you today?", translated into Russian is a favorite of mine.
The translation is a favorite now. Tap the little star icon on the bottom to see that "How are you today?" is my favorite. But this does not tell me how to use the favorite. Here is my favorite I can tap it.
Here we are - "How are you today?". Well, I am doing pretty good but how do I use this? The way I used it is I press and hold and you will see "Translation Copied" pops up at the bottom.
Now that I press and hold that, I can, for example, press my Home screen button to get out of the iPhone to get back to the Home screen.
I can now open up Telegram - a popular Russian messaging application. Let us scroll over to Telegram so I could open up the application.
Telegram will pop up and tell me that I do not have conversations - that's OK. I, then, tap on Chats then tap on New.
Here is a girl, Kara Buell. She is a beautiful girl. I will paste in a message to Kara Buell right now and I ask her "How are you today?", and she will probably quickly send me a text message back so that I know how she is today. Let's do that.
Hopefully, she'll say something really cute. You see that her message popped up. I can say this message in American but no one is going to understand that and anyone reading this should not be required to understand that either. Under normal circumstances, had I not been trying to win the affections of this Russian girl for so long, I would not know what that said so I am going to tap this message and hold it and then I am going to copy it.
Now because this is a fantastic iPhone I am going to double tap the Home screen to open up my active Windows - the Home screen, Telegram and Google Translate.
I need to get the message translated so I could tap on my Favorite Translation or I can simply press the X button. This puts me back on the Home screen.
Alternatively, if I were still on favorites (on "How are you today?") I could tap Home and it takes me back to the Home. Favorites will then take me just back to the same screen where I would, once again, tap into Favorites.
I personally feel that the single tap on the X is the quickest way to do it. You may have different preferences, that is up to you - your phone, your application, use it the way you want to.
To continue, we are going to press and hold and then we let go - Paste comes up.
We are going to Paste what that lady sent me - I have no idea what that means.
Now I need to make sure that I am not translating from English to Russian but rather from Russian to English.
Now I simply tap go to translate that.
There goes the translation. "Thank you! Well, how are you?" okay so I am pretty sure that means, "Thank you. I am good, and how are you?". Maybe it does not mean that, maybe I am a little confused about this.
To remedy that situation, I want to find out the words on the list so I can see.
Is she saying to me, "Thank you! Well, how are you?"; or kind of, "Hi, Mr. Boring Guy. Well, here you are again bothering me while I am trying to work - you keep disturbing me. Well, how are you?"; or is she saying "Well, I am well it's so wonderful to hear from you. I am well because you are here and you are amazing.", not that anyone ever says that to a man. So let's try to find out what these words mean.
Double tap on a word and tap on Copy. Press the X button to close. Touch to type one more time. Press and hold to get the Paste option in there - then Paste.
See to it that it's Russian to English then tap Go. The most common use of the word is "Good", not "Well". Linguistically speaking someone might say "Well" but as we scroll down the list- "Good", "Okay", "Alright", "Fair enough", "Fine".
Actually none of the translations listed say "Well" but in the context of that sentence the version of "well" used means "good" - I am well. It is actually a very pleasant thing that she said to me. It makes me feel wonderful and sparkling. Those of you who speak Russian might say that it was actually a pretty normal thing for her to say but to a love-struck American guy, why not? Sounds fantastic.
Let's press the X button to get back out of the window.
Now I know that the selected word means "Good". So this means "Thank you, good! How are you?". We already know that the phrase means "How are you today?" because we translated "How are you today?" earlier.
This is how you set Favorites and how you use them to help you translate things to make things work better for you. In the case of these words here, save your own favorites. Then you are on Google Translate. You can quickly tap on your favorite and you can scroll down what is important. As you learn to communicate with another person in a different language, you can cross off the words you have learned. Russian is an interesting language. It's a lot of fun to be having this translation tool, your Favorites, your Home button and everything else you can do with it.
Thanks for choosing VisiHow. Hopefully, we will see you in the rest of these great videos we got lined up for you on using Google Translate on your iPhone 6. Thanks a lot and have a great day!
Video: Manage Favorites in the Google Translate App on iPhone 6
Recent edits by: Jen M, Leomar Umpad, Grimm