What is S Translator and how do I use it on my Samsung Galaxy Alpha?

S Translator™

Samsung S Translator gives you an easy way to quickly translate spoken words or entered text into several languages. S Translator supports Brazilian Portuguese, English (UK), English (US), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.

Note: we suggest you connect to a Wi-Fi network with internet access when using S Translator. The translation process occurs online and is a data-intensive process. If you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network you will be asked to allow S Translator to connect via the mobile network. Touch Connect to continue with the translation process.

Download S Translator

It may be necessary to download and install S Translator. From the Home screen touch Apps Apps Icon > More optionsMore options icon > Galaxy Essentials. Touch Download Apps next to S Translator to begin the installation.


  1. From the Home screen touch Apps Apps Icon > S Translator S Translator Icon .
    S Translator - main
  2. Select a language in the bottom and top boxes.
  3. Touch either box to enter text to be translated using the keyboard. Or touch either speak button at the bottom to enter text using your voice. When entering text using the keyboard touch Translate Button to translate.
    S Translator - Touch Translate
  4. The text will be translated and displayed in both boxes. To hear the translation using text-to-speech touch the speech button Text To Speech Icon in either box.
    Text-to-speech Button
  5. The first time you use the text-to-speech function for a language your device may ask you to download high-quality voice files. Touch OK to continue. You can mark the "Do not show again" check box to skip this request and download voice files for future requests. The voice files will be downloaded using Samsung Apps. You will need to be signed in to your Samsung account before you will be able to download additional voice files.
    S Translator - Download High Def Voice Files
  6. Touch Free or Install to download the voice files to your device and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
    Samsung Apps - Download Voice Files

Favourite Translation or Share a Translation

You can save a translation as a favourite by touching Favorite at the top of the screen. Touch Share Icon at the top of the screen to share a translation and select the feature or app with which you wish to share the translation.

S Translator Settings

Touch More options More options icon to access these S Translator options:

  • TTS readout speed: Adjust the text-to-speech rate.
  • Auto readout: Mark the checkbox to set S Translator to read out any translations when they are completed.

Touch S Translator at the top-left of the screen to access these additional options:

  • History: View your translation history. Touch Favorite to add a translation to your favorites. Touch More to view and play a translation. Touch and hold a translation to Share, Delete, or Copy.
  • Favourites: View translations you have saved as favourites.
  • Preset phrases: View the preset phrases for the selected languages. Select a category and keyword to narrow the results.

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