Kiwix enables you to have the whole of Wikipedia (and many other web sites) available wherever you go! On a boat, in the middle of nowhere, or when data charges are too high, Kiwix gives you access to the whole human knowledge for free. You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your mobile device!

Download the Kiwix program from the iTunes App Store then download the ZIM data files which contain the content. You can download these files directly using the Kiwix App on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch - but this might take a long time, may incur expensive charges for the download, and is liable to errors because some files are rather large.

A faster and more reliable method is to use a computer to download the small torrent file for the large non-indexed ZIM file you want (not the pre-indexed package for Windows) from, then use a bit-torrent client (such a qTorrent) to download the actual ZIM data file to your computer. You can then transfer the ZIM file to your iOS device using iTunes File Sharing.

What's New

Version 1.8.1

- Clear search history & browsing history
- Now remember scroll position when go back / forward when browsing
- Fix: zim files no longer get backed up to iCloud or iTunes

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Best offline Wikipedia app

I need a long vacation

Excellent! I did a LOT of research, and was willing to pay well for a good offline Wikipedia app. I tried a few, but this is far and away the best that I've seen!



Although there are to many versions of each, it can be nice to eg not download a Wikipedia (correct use) with images.

What more do you need?


It's totally free and gives you full Wikipedia access and so much more.


Wikimedia CH
82.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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