Wikipedia 17+

The Free Encyclopedia

Wikimedia Foundation

    • Free


Explore your world, find a quick fact, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. With more than 40 million articles across nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is at your fingertips.

App features:

Night reading - Appearance controls let you read Wikipedia in comfort, with dark mode, text size control and image dimming to customize how you read.

Places - Find Wikipedia articles about places next door or across the globe, with a map and location based search experience. On a trip or your daily commute, with Places it’s easy to learn more about the world around you.

Explore feed - Discover the depths of Wikipedia through your explore feed, which surfaces Wikipedia articles and captivating freely-licensed photos. It includes a diverse array of interesting content, including:

- recommended articles based on what you’ve already read
- featured articles hand-picked by the Wikipedia community
- daily top read articles
- picture of the day
- events on this day in history
- random articles
- nearby landmarks

Find and search - Easily find what you’re looking for by searching within articles or using Spotlight. You can even search with your favorite emojis!

Quick access - Add Wikipedia to your device's Today screen to pick up exactly where you stopped reading your last article, or see the top-read articles and trends of the day.

Easy touch navigation, including 3D touch - Multi-touch gestures like swipe, tap, and 3D Touch features complete essential tasks more quickly and simply.

Save articles - Save articles for reading later, even when you’re offline. Search and sort Saved articles, and organize them into folders. Log in to sync your Reading Lists across the your mobile devices.

Multilingual support - Search for and read Wikipedia articles written in any Wikipedia-supported language — there are nearly 300!

Share - Easily share articles, images, and facts from Wikipedia on social media or by email. Or use Handoff to continue reading articles across your iOS devices.

Want to know more behind the scenes of the Wikipedia mobile app for iOS? Check out these resources:

To send feedback, from the app tap:
Settings Gear > Send app feedback

Contribute to our app localizations:

Code at GitHub open source repository:

About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable organization funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website:

What’s New

Version 7.2.2

We are excited to release an update to the Wikipedia iOS app, which includes several bug fixes and improvements to enhance your experience. Here are some of the changes you'll see in this release:
• Fixed several background crashes that were reported by our users. We've been working hard to identify and address these issues, and we appreciate your patience and feedback in helping us improve the app's stability.
• Improved the app's launch times, so you can access your favorite articles even faster. We've optimized the app's loading process to reduce wait times and improve overall performance.
As always, we encourage you to share your feedback with us so we can continue to improve the app. Thank you for using Wikipedia!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
575 Ratings

575 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Wikipedia has been answering our big and small questions since its introduction in 2001. What if you only speak Hawaiian? Mai hopohopo! Hauʻoli! (Don’t worry! Be happy!) With information in nearly 300 Wikipedia-supported languages, you’ll be able to find facts in the lingo you like.

oBeattie ,

Fantastic, but please improve offline mode

I love this app; it’s the best way to use Wikipedia on an iPhone by a long way. I appreciate that links to Wiki automatically open in the app and that content is always formatted nicely for the device.

The offline support for saved articles is also a fantastic feature for those of us who travel frequently and can’t access the internet all the time. However it seems to be slightly buggy: when reading an article with no internet access it renders correctly but there is a stream of banners flicking out from the top of the screen: “Syncing will resume when an internet connection is available”, “There’s no internet connection”, etc. It’s really distracting to have these popping in and out every few seconds, and it feels like the developers of this app haven’t actually tried to use the offline functionality. If this could be fixed, this app would be near-perfect. 👌

samueltlg ,

Pretty, functional and practical; just lacks some functionality

This Wiki app is more visually appealing than the web version, taking advantage of native app design features. It also caters for a practical and perhaps faster reading experience, including having article images viewable from the top, and changeable visual parameters such as typeface size and colour scheme. It’s also very useful for keeping track of history and saves pages. The only downside to the app are some missing pieces of useful functionality such as:

- Being able to view the whole text description for an image at the top of a page. To see this you must scroll down and find the image.
-You are unable to jump to the top of a page, and also unlike the web version you cannot zoom out to get an overall picture of the locations of images and page content.
-There is no forward navigation
-You can not visit tabs in the app such as ‘saved’ and ‘history’ from an article you’re reading. You must return to the home page and access it from there.

Other than these points and perhaps a couple more, the app is worth using. Thanks

App Privacy

The developer, Wikimedia Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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