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Mobile App localization iOS

Localizing an iOS app involves adapting the app’s user interface and content to a specific market or region by translating it into the local language and culture. Here are the steps you can follow to localize an iOS app:

  1. Identify the languages you want to support: Determine which languages you want to support in your app.
  2. Create a localization file: In Xcode, create a new file and select “Strings File” under the “Resource” category. This will create a localization file where you can enter the translated strings for each language.
  3. Translate your app’s strings: Add the translated strings for each language to the appropriate localization file.
  4. Set the base language: Set the base language for your app by selecting the project file in Xcode and going to the “Info” tab. Select the base language from the “Localizations” section.
  5. Add additional languages: To add additional languages to your app, click the “+” button in the “Localizations” section and select the languages you want to support.
  6. Localize your app’s interface: Localize the elements of your app’s user interface, such as buttons, labels, and text fields, by adding translated versions to the appropriate localization file.
  7. Test your app: Test your app in each language to ensure that the translations are accurate and the app functions properly.

By following these steps, you can effectively localize your iOS app for different markets and languages.


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