Kiwix enables you to have the whole of Wikipedia (and many other web sites) available wherever you go! On a boat, in the middle of nowhere, or when data charges are too high, Kiwix gives you access to the whole human knowledge for free. You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your mobile device!

Download the Kiwix program from the iTunes App Store then download the ZIM data files which contain the content. You can download these files directly using the Kiwix App on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch - but this might take a long time, may incur expensive charges for the download, and is liable to errors because some files are rather large.

A faster and more reliable method is to use a computer to download the small torrent file for the large non-indexed ZIM file you want (not the pre-indexed package for Windows) from, then use a bit-torrent client (such a qTorrent) to download the actual ZIM data file to your computer. You can then transfer the ZIM file to your iOS device using iTunes File Sharing.

What’s New

Version 1.12

Speed improvements and more options for search snippets:

- Disabled: no search snippet, fastest
- First Paragraph: first paragraph of the article, max four lines
- First Sentence: from first paragraph, further extract the first sentence with iOS natural language processing engine
- Matches: highlight search term matches in the article (slowest, what we offer before)

Other New Stuff:

- updated app icon
- new design of search result list

Bug fixes:

- fix: swipe back gesture was not working due to conflict with gesture to show sidebar
- fix: favicon would disappear for existing zim files after library manual refresh
- fix: sometimes the search filters fails to update when a zim file has been added or removed
- fix: Incorrect alphabetical ordering for library lanugage selector

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

FlyingSinger ,

Super handy, clean and stable

I do quite a bit of international travel, and even with a decent data plan, access to the internet is often not cheap, convenient, or even possible. So I love having a big chunk of Wikipedia and Wiktionary stored offline for those times when I just NEED to know something and Google and online Wikipedia are not available. This does the trick with a clean design and stable performance on my 128 GB iPad.

BunduDave ,

Makes the world a better place

This is one of those apps that everyone should be talking about. It does an excellent job of bringing Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia knowledge to people who don't have easy internet access. I aplaud the people behind it. Apple needs to have a special link for Apps like this that make the world a better place.

HoldingTunic69 ,

Blown away

I always wished for phones to truly be this endless void of knowledge, and this app grants my wish. The ability to download all of Wikipedia for a fraction of a gigabyte is extremely powerful, espically knowing that I won’t have to wait for load times anymore. My only concern is the formatting is a little weird (Using an IPhone X), but overall I love the app.


Wikimedia CH
31.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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