Description

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:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/iOS_FAQ

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:
https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Translating:WikimediaMobile

Code at GitHub open source repository:
https://github.com/wikimedia/wikipedia-ios

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: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home.

What’s New

Version 6.8.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

PolloTec ,

Nice, but not quite the full Wikipedia

If you’re looking for convenience this is probably good enough, but sometimes you may not really get the full picture when using the mobile app as compared to the desktop browser view for a few reasons listed below:

For example, the side bar is much too large and does not auto-size for the content contained in it, so you can end up with far too much white space in the contents bar and no ability to adjust the split with the main window.

Also, you do not get the right-side quick facts info bar front and center by default that is super convenient on the desktop site for many articles that contain links, top info, and media (the developer responded and showed me where to enable a setting for this to auto-expand by default on every article: thank you!). But, I still prefer the location and view of the quick facts bar on the browser version, it just seems more consistent and familiar in a specific place.

Finally, support for charts and sheets is sometimes lacking compared to the desktop site, I look forward to more usability on this

It’s pretty close to a five star app, and I look forward to continued updates...

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. We continuously work on improving the presentation of article in the app.

For quick facts, reference lists and other tabular contetnt, they are always available, although under a collapsed headline. You can have them open and visible by default using a setting under the "Reading preferences" section of your Preferences.

floofysheep ,

The mobile app, is somehow worse than the mobile site

After writing this, i will have deleted the app in favour of the website. This is for one reason: convenience, its way easier to find and go to a specific part of an article on the site rather then the app. Let’s use the page on, Visby Sweden as an example. On the website, when you scroll down below the general information, you get headers like: “etymology”, “history”, “climate”, and “infrastructure”, you can then tap on one or more of these things to open that/those specific section(s). On the app, you cannot do this. Let’s say i want to get to the “infrastructure” section, i now have to scroll down through the “etymology” through “climate” sections of the article just to get to the section I want to read. Why, why isn’t the app like the mobile version of the website?

I have checked the settings to see if this was something i had to turn on, I couldn’t find it, either i am missing something (if so deepest apologies) or this simple feature doesn’t exist.

Kindest regards - Fluffysheep

Developer Response ,

On the app we provide a table of contents which allows you to see and navigate to any section of the article. It is available via the button in the lower left of every article.

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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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