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.
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.
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Ratings and Reviews
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. 👌
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
I would recommend this app to anyone.
The Wikipedia app is functional, pretty, fast (for the most part), and easy to read. I would’ve given it 5 stars, but a few things just made it for stars.
The most annoying problem is that the app slows down almost to a halt when making a new reading list. Other than that, the speed is very good.
Another annoying problem is that after searching through many links, if I want to get back to my saved pages, I have to back out of every other page before the bottom bar shows up.
A similar problem is that after scrolling far down the explore page, I have to scroll all the way back to the top to search for a page.
I would’ve also liked a feature similar to that of the website where holding the link would show you a preview of the article.
I think that they should also add a feature that brings you to a random page within a certain subject. That would be pretty cool.
- Wikimedia Foundation
- 56.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Arpitan, Assamese, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Breton, Burmese, Cambodian, Catalan, Central Bikol, Central Kurdish, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dimli (individual language), Dutch, Esperanto, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Karachay-Balkar, Korean, Kölsch, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Oriya, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rinconada Bikol, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Scots, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Sindhi, Singhalese, Slovak, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Upper Sorbian, Urdu, Uzbek, Venetian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yakut, Yiddish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.