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.
Learn more at our FAQ page:
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:
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Major update to the article downloading and storage. You should see increased speed when loading and saving articles.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Solid, but needs more work.
The main reason to download this app is because of convenience. It’s way faster and simpler to tap on that black W and white background than to go thorough the steps in your web browser to get to Wikipedia. However there are still a few issues. You don’t get all the functionality that you would on their desktop site. For example the absence of links to category pages, the “part of a series on” feature, etc. The search feature works, but is sub par when compared to google, or even more aptly the search bar on the desktop site. If you don’t see what you’re looking for as you’re typing it in, then don’t hold your breath, because when you hit enter, the app just closes your keyboard, and you’re stuck with the same results that were there before you hit “search.” Can’t get the spelling for a word right? You’re out of luck, time to open up your browser. All that being said, I love Wikipedia and it’s content and it’s overall mission. Getting all this information at your fingertips for free is a blessing and I unashamedly use this app and wikipedia for hours every week.
Outstanding reference source
This is hands down the best place to go for any question you might have on pretty much most any topic known to mankind. It is my first point of contact when doing most any type of research. Be it a quick fact check at a party or an in-depth analysis for a project I might be working on.
I absolutely love the fact that there are no advertisements (and your data is not being sold) and am happy to make a recurring payment in support of this amazing resource the Internet was meant to be full of.
The folks at Wikimedia and all the volunteers dedicating their precious time to this amazing initiative should be proud of this amazing tool they make possible through dedication and hard work!
I can only hope that others will see the value of this amazing resource and think how many times they have had their questions answered by going to WikiPedia and whether it is not worth having around for the price of a cup of coffee or chai or whatever their beverage of choice may be.
Let’s keep the dream alive, participate, volunteer and if you can contribute!
- Wikimedia Foundation
- 86.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Asturian, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Breton, Burmese, Cambodian, Catalan, Central Kurdish, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dimli (individual language), Dutch, Esperanto, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Karachay-Balkar, Korean, Kölsch, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Oriya, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Scots, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Sindhi, Slovak, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Upper Sorbian, Urdu, Uzbek, Venetian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yakut, Yiddish
- Age Rating
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2020 Wikimedia Foundation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.