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How to use S Translator and the Optical Reader on the Samsung Galaxy S 4


Samsung added S Translator and an Optical Reader in the latest version of TouchWiz on the Galaxy S 4. S Translator is essentially a lesser version of Google Translate, and it allows you to get language translations via text or by the spoken word. It translates Brazilian Portuguese, English (UK), English (US), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish. If you’re in another country, you could literally have a conversation with someone even if they don’t speak the same language as you. S Translate also has predefined phrases for you to use and allows you to favorite some translations that you might use more often for quick access.

The optical reader also serves as a translator by scanning written text on documents. It can also scan QR codes as well as create a new contact based on information from a business card.

Hit the break for a better understanding on how both of these features work and how they may help you in real life situations. Don’t forget to check out our other Galaxy S 4 guides, which cover everything from the latest TouchWiz additions to the camera application.

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  • 9kizi

    so smart , but my device is s3

    • olu

      there are sites which tell you how to add the ap to an s3

  • ED

    Thank you for the video! I found another useful app (S Translator).

  • Lobna Naguib

    I have the s4 can’t find it

  • dinc520

    No optical reader on Verizon version. Once again they have crippled the phone.

  • dpsn84

    Thanks Robert for rubbing it in that most people don’t have this revolutionary app on their S4. Jerk.

  • lauren

    Does the s4 mini have the optical reader I can’t seem to find it?

  • jack

    My verizon gs4 has it