How to Copy and Translate Text on a Video on iPhone

Translating text directly on a video seemed like a non-existent option, however, nothing is impossible for Apple. Earlier iOS 15 has already introduced a live text feature from the camera view where you could select, copy, and translate the text. Yet, this feature is extended to videos with the iOS 16 update. You can now select, copy, and translate text directly from videos. No more struggle of re-typing everything all over again. The most important thing to know is that you don’t need any 3rd party application to get your text translated on the video. Keep reading for more elaboration.

Select Copy and Translate Text on Video

Translating or copying text from a video on an iPhone is similar to doing it on an image. You may now pause a video and make text-based selections to copy or translate. You only need to have an iPhone‌‌ XR, ‌‌iPhone‌‌ XS, iPhone‌‌ XS Max, or a newer device to take advantage of the live text feature on a video. Just a few simple steps and you get your video translated in the blink of an eye.

  1. Go to the video you want to copy or translate the text on.
  2. Pause the video at the text-displaying frame.
  3. Hold your finger down on a word in the text.
  4. Select the targeted text by using the two blue markers.
  5. Press and hold to reveal options like Copy and Translate.
  6. You can translate the text on video right away by touching the Translate option.

Moreover, there is an option to copy the translation output of the text you have selected. You can also select the languages you want to translate the text to. Unfortunately, for now, there are not many languages supported for translation in this feature. It supports Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian text in addition to Arabic, Turkish, English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Furthermore, there is an option of downloading the languages you want to use to translate while in offline mode. To do this:

  1. Tap on Change Language in the live translation window.
  2. Scroll down to the end of the Languages menu and select Manage Languages.
  3. Download the languages you would like to translate when offline.

You may also watch the following video for more elaboration.

To sum up, no more hustle of re-typing texts from a video in an unknown language to any third-party translating app. It’s the era of just pausing, selecting and translating. If you have any questions about “how to translate a text on a video on iPhone” just leave a comment below, we would be more than happy to answer your questions. Also, you can join our group for discussion and daily tips. Keep visiting our blog for more iPhone, iPad, or Mac solutions.

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