How to Convert Binary Code into Text?

We all know that computers see data in the form of 1s and 0s. This is because it is easier for electronic devices to process and store information in binary numbers. We humans can’t comprehend anything written in binary numbers. We have to decipher the binary code to
understand the meaning it carries.

In this blog post, we’ll explore how one can convert any binary number into plain text. We’ll share two methods in detail. Don’t skip any part and keep reading till the end.

Method#1 – Converting Binary Code into Text Manually

This method can be time-consuming and hectic. Plus, you need to be good at solving math problems. Here are the steps you will need to follow to convert binary code into plain text manually:

Note Down the Binary Code

Write down the code that you plan to convert into text on a paper. It might be longer or shorter. Make sure you don’t skip any digit while writing down. One minor mistake will ruin all your efforts.

Break it Down into 8 Bits

Divide the binary code into 8-bits. Always start from left to right. Complete the last 8-bit group by adding zeros if it falls short of the number.

Here’s how the binary number ‘’0100 0000 0111 0000 0110 0001 0100 0010’’ will look like after being organized into 8 bits:

0100 0000

0111 0000

0110 0001

0100 0010

Always start from left to right. Complete the last 8-bit group by adding zeros if it falls short of the number.

Convert the Segregated 8-bit Groups into Decimal

This step is complicated. So, pay special attention so you understand every bit of it. You will need to perform a series of calculations. A lengthy binary code means more calculations and vice versa. Let’s break it down through an example. We will convert a binary code into a decimal number.

In the binary number ‘’0100 0000,’’ each digit represents a power of 2. This number can be written as:

  • 0100 0000 = 0×27 + 1×26 + 0×25 + 0×24 + 0x23 + 0×22 + 0×21 + 0×20
  • 0100 0000 = 0×128 + 1×64 + 0×32 + 0×16 + 0×8 + 0x4 + 0×2 + 0×1
  • 0100 0000 = 0 + 64 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0
  • 0100 0000 = 64

Using this technique, convert all the separated 8-bit numbers into decimal numbers one by one. After the calculation, the following number binary numbers can be written as:

  • 0100 0000 = 64
  • 0111 0000 = 112
  • 0110 0001 = 97
  • 0100 0010 = 66

Now we have done the most part. The next step is easy. Hopefully, it won’t take any longer.

Find the Text Value for Each Decimal Number

Refer to the ASCII table that will show how each of the decimal numbers translates into a particular letter, character, symbol, etc. When looking at this table, one realizes that each of the decimal numbers possesses a particular character value.

Look for value for the following decimal numbers that we have got in the previous step: 64, 112, 97, 66.

  • 64 = @
  • 112 = p
  • 97 = a
  • 66 = B

Translate the code

Put together all the characters to find what word or text it forms. The binary number 0100 0000 0111 0000 0110 0001 0100 0010 translates as @paB. This is how one can decipher binary code manually. It’s a little complicated and requires you to do a lot of calculations.

Method#2 – Converting Binary Code into Text Through an Online Tool

Many people find this method quite easy and simple. This is because it doesn’t involve any hectic process. All you need is to find and select an online binary code translator to decode binary codes effortlessly. There are no restrictions to accessing such tools online. The majority of them are free and don’t come with any troublesome signups.

You will need to follow the below steps:

  • Access your selected binary code translator (we’ll use Prepostseo’s binary code translator in the following demos).
  • Insert the binary code into the tool.
  • The tool will perform the binary-to-text conversion the moment you enter the binary number into its input field. There isn’t any ‘’convert’’ button that you’ll need to hit to start the process. It’s super quick, as you can see in the following picture:
How to Convert Binary Code into Text
  • Copy the result directly or download it in a TXT file, depending on your needs.

This is how one can convert binary codes into readable text using an online binary code translator.

Final Words

Computers use a binary code system to transfer, process, and store data digitally. These codes are not readable by humans until they convert them through either of the above methods. Although the manual method is a bit hectic, it can go a long way toward helping you grasp concepts involving binary numbers.

A binary translator is a quick solution. It doesn’t involve any pesky account creation. Users can access such tools without any delay. We have explained both methods in detail. You can use any method to translate binary code.

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