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Using Google Lens and being connected to the Internet
July 23, 2023
7:35 pm
Marcia Joswick
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I’ve been looking at your information on using Google Lens.   You say you must have an Internet connection to use it.  You also say you’ve used it to translate street signs when traveling, but you’re not usually connected to the Internet when you’re out on the street, so will it work then?   Also if you want to use it in a restaurant to the do the things it can do with restaurant menus and receipts, do you need to be connected to the restaurant’s wifi?  

Thanks, Marcia

July 31, 2023
2:59 pm
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So sorry for my delay 😒

Yes, you do need an internet connection for Google Lens to work. We have a cellular plan that works internationally – Google Fi – so we are connected even roaming the streets or in a restaurant. For restaurants, any connection will do – their Wi-Fi, or cellular.

For more info on cellular data see Episode 233 of our show: 

Apr 24 2022 Episode 233: Cellular phone and data for International travelers

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