• Category: Reference
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Wikimedia Foundation
  • Compatibility: Android
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Wikipedia App

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. App features: NEW: 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. The feed is constantly updated and includes: - 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 - 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. 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: Code at GitHub open source repository: 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:

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Wikipedia app reviews

  • Superb 👏🏼 5/5

    By erikzrekz
    One of the best apps out there. I recommend it to all my friends.
  • Great App, one of my 5 most used apps. 5/5

    By BrantLee777
    It would be even better if we could save article title to a read later list instead of saving the article itself.
  • Functional, easy to use. 5/5

    By rounck34
    The app functions well enough. The text and photos are organized in a readable manner, and navigation is simple to use! Glad they added the "places" option.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By RelentlesCadeance14299
    A must have if you want to bypass the google app or simply a curious person very well designed.
  • Gotta have it 5/5

    By Gene Debs
    It's a mainstay, homepage, and necessary for learning.
  • What More Could You Want? 5/5

    By yourthatguy!
    Feasibly everything you could want in a Wikipedia app. It allows you to save articles for offline reading, and allows you to view it horizontally (portrait mode). On top of this the actually ease of getting around the sight is pretty solid, and it makes even more of a viable must-have. Considering Wikipedia has no ads and has always been ad-free deserves a five stars alone, however I'm giving them a 5 Star review because they've definitely improved the functionality and usability of the app a great deal. Keep up the great work!
  • Because of articles interface... 4/5

    By Aleks1115
    Main article image is now more useless than ever... 1. Low quality: image is almost always low quality because app forces it to be bigger (screen-wide) than it should be. 2. Space: too much space is taken at the beginning of the article, and because of that I need to scroll to see more, especially on 4 inch iPhones. Pointless. 3. Quick facts: quick facts are on the bottom and should be right on the top, because it's the most important part of the article. Solution: Remove top image, same image is in quick facts so why not... add some small version of that image on the right side of the article and text next to it on the left. And after clicking on that image quick facts should pop up with some blurred background 😎 effect like. That would be perfect. + Please add some interesting articles widget like: Who was the first president of the USA, etc. Because now, all these "top read" (by the way widgets should be uppercase) are more like trending and not useful or interesting at all.
  • 5 Stars 5/5

    By TheSpaceman123
    As a wikipedia contributor, I love this app for browsing articles and editing them. However, I believe you should add a Night Mode! In all, this app is AMAZING!
  • Please make built in proxy or vpn for blocked countries 1/5

    By Umut Akparlar
    Hi I love Wikipedia but my country blocked it and i cannot use. Please make a built in bridge/proxy to bypass this censorship.
  • Great, pertinent info! 5/5

    By Free Fro
    It's a must have. Updates daily. They custom feeds to you. I love it.
  • A fancy & well crafted App 5/5

    By Mahmoud.AboDalal
    A well designed App for the encyclopedia.
  • Fantastic! Thank You Wikimedia 5/5

    By Youngms56
    I love this app and read it multiple times a day to get information about a wide range of subjects. It's free of ads and operated by a nonprofit corporation funded by member donations. Give it a try, you'll love it!
  • Broke 1/5

    By Kitten*2017
    Will not let me sign in. I have iPhone 6s Plus.
  • Topic search 1/5

    By H8 Sc@mmers
    Ever time you type a word search in Google and it 'finds it' on Wiki, it opens the Wiki App and you have to RETYPE your search all over again. Then it is not user friendly. Poorly designed.
  • Works very well 5/5

    By ShapelessLeaf
    Clean and convenient, this is definitely better than the mobile version of the website and I have had little to no problems with the app. I use it all the time.
  • It's a good app for what it is 3/5

    By Starkyboy24
    I wish there were a random article button because sometimes I just want to read some random stuff.
  • Wikipedia is wonderful 5/5

    By Rxck X
    A day doesn't go by that I don't use Wikipedia. It saves me time while providing useful accurate info.
  • Needs random article function 3/5

    By Sabaspep
    I usually read a random article, which can be done in browser, but not in app
  • Deleting 3/5

    By BillyBobFrank
    Can't delete history!
  • How can anyone not rate this app 5? 5/5

    By rednebmb
    Imagine the days of the encyclopedia. What, you don't know what an encyclopedia is? Look it up. Wikipedia isn't perfect but so much information constantly being refreshed and it is always at your fingertips. What more do you want? Oh and it's free.
  • Good app, could be great though. 4/5

    By rrrgobt
    ✨Needs a Night Mode toggle!!✨ I still use the app as a daily driver but it could use a few features for serious Wikipedia users. Seems to lag a bit when pressing/swiping back. (6s) Things I like: Queue/Read Later, 3D Touch, Recommended, Widgets Things I want: Night Mode, font size toggle, serif font
  • Love the app 5/5

    By Texasdreams
    It's a great app, I agree with the others; I wish they would add "Night Mode".
  • Broken app 1/5

    By seanmscott
    Ever since the new update, the app won't open.
  • Add a dark mode 4/5

    By ForrestLeviAlcatraz
    Again just saying, a dark mode would be great.
  • Utter garbage 1/5

    By Hemalurgist
    I hate giving bad reviews but this app consistently opens links that have nothing to do with the link I clicked. In addition, the link that does open displays numerous "sections" that are also nonsensical/irrelevant. So frustrating that something as easy as opening a wiki page has been broken for so long.
  • Suggestion 5/5

    By Ahmed Alsmairat
    This app is great, especially for students who eagerly want get a bit of an extra information about a particular subject. However, if one wants a quick overview about a particular topic that doesn't have much of an importance, they would have to open the app, which can be a little irritating, especially when you're reading on your idevice. So my suggestion is that you add an option to show a quick overview of a word that has been copied before.
  • It's Wikipedia 5/5

    By tataguy00
    I mean come on folks. It's Wikipedia. You have to love this service.
  • What happened 1/5

    By EZ101
    I used this app daily. I loved it. Since the last update I can't open the app. I erased it and redownloaded it and it still won't open. So frustrated.
  • add night theme 5/5

    By мσταẁαяỵ
    add night theme please
  • Love The App! 4/5

    By My chubby
    I really love this app, especially the randomizer function. I would like to see some expanded improvement on the 'going back,' as you have to parse through every article that you have recently looked at to get to the homepage.
  • s 5/5

    By Willguocantreplydontknowwhy
    Sometimes when i need to go back to the top of page im hoping if i double click the wiki icon in the middle of top bar can bring me back to the top. This feature is proven working in lots of other apps i hope wiki has it too. Other then that a great app. Not seeing any issues reported by other comments yet.
  • From best to...won't open 1/5

    By Kmdr. Kreg
    Won't open. Any response from mr. Wales?
  • App Search Function Needs Improvement 3/5

    By ERHmd
    No tech problems so far with current iteration of the app. If there's a "list search" function, I haven't found it. Example: Couldn't remember Stephen Hawking's name, went looking for lists of British astronomers, astrophysicists etc. Couldn't come up with such lists. Remembered his name on my own.
  • Works good 5/5

    By vic3336
    In my iPhone works very well , no bugs so far
  • Worst app ever 1/5

    By AmericanPharaoh10
    For such a useful source of information, this is the worst app I've ever used. When I first downloaded it years ago, it was fine, but it's gotten progressively worse since. Since the latest update, it won't even open. Before this update, the app was always slow to respond to commands, and if you click a link in an article then go back to the original article, it just goes back to the top of the page.
  • What happened? 1/5

    By Jets an
    I used to use Wikipedia for all my research but ever since the new update the app won't even open... won't even launch. Please fix and I'll give more stars.
  • What happened 1/5

    By Jdhdisjuskzddjjd
    The app flat out refuses to open, wether I'm redirected from online or I click on it from my home screen, I'm just stuck on the title screen forever.
  • Tracking of user activity 1/5

    By Robert Otto
    Wikipedia seems to provide no way for users to opt out of tracking by the app. It incessantly presents suggestions for articles to read, based on previous searches. These suggestions must be deleted repeatedly, manually, one-by-one. I provide a contribution to Wikimedia Foundation annually, but I am hesitant to do so again until the site offers users a way to suppress this invasion of privacy. Update: Wikipedia has responded that these suggestions are not shared with others, but held locally on my phone. And yet this hardly matters. If a friend asks me for my phone to look up something in Wikipedia, on my recent search history is available to them. There ought to be a way to turn this feature off, and there isn't.
  • Broken redirect from other apps 2/5

    By Mobial
    Like another reviewer mentioned, if you follow a link from other apps, it doesn't take you to the article. For example, book reading apps where you want to research a topic or person. This is so frustrating I have to delete this app altogether until fixed; would much rather be taken to the web version.
  • Makes me mad! 1/5

    By J J Humble
    This app gets me so frustrated! When I open an article from Chrome, Wiki redirects me to their app, that's fine, but it never opens the article I clicked on. It opens the last article I was on, so I have to search for the article again in the app. Please fix this, or don't redirect me to the Wikiapp. Otherwise I'll just uninstall.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By SilentKnight37
    A must-have for any user. Very well done.
  • Not perfect, but I use it all the time. 4/5

    By Roshambo Acres
    I use it pretty much daily, and it's one of the essential apps. Sometimes the [back] button takes you back, but to the top of the page, instead of back to the point in the body from which you left. Any other issues that I have are content based, but that's not any issue with this app.
  • Doesn't load out of safari well 3/5

    By Steve 7?!
  • The Wikipedia iOS app works much better 5/5

    By jimcgreevy
    This app has improved a lot. It once again works well with the current version of iOS, 10.3.1, without crashing, which is great!
  • العراق 5/5

    By رأفت اليساري
    اكثر مكان استفدت من خلاله على شبكة الانترنت ، شكراً لكم
  • Just doesn't work well at all. 2/5

    By splow07
    I follow a link to Wikipedia thru Safari, opens Wikipedia app to homepage (not search result). I search the thing within WP app, get odd results page that doesn't have the specific WP page for that subject. Just plain glitchy. Please fix this! Or let me use WP thru Safari and don't auto-open the app.
  • Links, how do they work? 3/5

    By StanleyStubrick
    I never leave app reviews but this one is so frustrating. Clicking a link from Safari opens the Wikipedia app. But most of the times the links never open the respective articles. What's the point of opening the app from web-based links then?
  • Launch from Safari 2/5

    By I need to tell you...
    When clicking a link from Safari it use to open in the app, now it just opens to the Wiki homepage.
  • Uninstalled 1/5

    By davbran
    All links in search open a web browser not their app, then when you tell it to open in the app it doesn't. It's a waste of space. I used to love this app because I could click an article link and it would be opened in the app, but this has all changed. The app no longer links to the article through web links. It opens refreshes to the main page or it crashes. 1. I click the wiki article link 2. Wikipedia app opens 3. It doesn't open to story 4. I have to go back to the webpage to click the link to open the article in the now open Wikipedia app. Apps are supposed to make life simpler not complicate it. If these issues aren't resolved soon I will have to remove the app.
  • Bad 2/5

    By Lucas.lallement
    Omg I know y'all don't have any money but this is horrible. First deep link always fails (via google app indexing). And your scrolling is always busted. No way you have a mobile QA department.

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