The Google Translate iPhone app now supports regional language options, meaning that users outside the US no longer have to listen to American pronunciations …

Instead of just US English, the app now offers options for US, UK, Australia and India. The company says that the region selected will be used for both speech input and output, meaning that it is also more likely to understand what has been said when the user is not American.

Regional options are also available for three other languages.

  • Bengali: Bangladesh & India
  • French: France & Canada
  • Spanish: Mexico & Spain spotted the new feature in version 5.24 of the app.

The app now translates between 103 languages by typing, with some of them available in other formats:

  • Offline: Translate with no internet connection (59 languages)
  • Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (38 languages)
  • Photos: Take or import photos for higher quality translations (37 languages)
  • Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly (32 languages)
  • Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing (93 languages)

The Google Translate iPhone app is a free download from the App Store.

Photo: Shutterstock

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Ben Lovejoy

Ben Lovejoy is a British technology writer and EU Editor for 9to5Mac. He’s known for his op-eds and diary pieces, exploring his experience of Apple products over time, for a more rounded review. He also writes fiction, with two technothriller novels, a couple of SF shorts and a rom-com!

Ben Lovejoy's favorite gear