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:
To send feedback, from the app tap:
Settings Gear > Send app feedback
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Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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- 74.3 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.