October 27, 2023 – Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have introduced a new feature with the release of iOS 17.2 Beta 1 – the “Translate” option in the Control Center.
Back in September, Apple had announced:
The newly introduced Control Center button replaces the previous, single-purpose switch used for toggling ringer modes and brings additional options. Users can now swiftly access features like the camera, flashlight, voice memos, Focus Mode, the Translate app, and magnifier, or even use shortcuts for more functionalities.
Gestures such as the “long press,” subtle haptic feedback, and visual cues on the dynamic island ensure that the new button responds precisely to the user’s intent.
According to the iOS 17.2 Beta 1 release notes, when users switch to the Translate function using the Control Center button, a translation window pops up upon a long press. This window allows users to listen to spoken content and translate it into another language based on preset options.
You can change the language for translation by selecting different languages within the Translate app. The Translate app supports a wide array of languages, including Chinese, English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
Here’s how you can enable this feature: Open the “Settings” app, scroll down to “Control Center,” and slide to select the “Translate” function.