• Category: Reference
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  • Current Version: 5.7.5
  • 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: 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. 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

  • Invaluable Resource. Needs a browse Forward button 5/5

    By bs917
    I use this app almost daily; often, multiple times in a day. It’s a tremendous resource for getting information and satisfying curiosity. The browsing experience would be greatly improved with the addition of a Forward button, complimentary to the Back button. I should not need to scroll around and replicate my clicking pattern through a series of previously clicked links to re-access downstream content. Thank you!
  • A must for international travelers 5/5

    By Wayne Knox
    Confession: I’m one of those guys who always has at least 10 Wikipedia tabs open on my web-browser. The kind of guy who pulls up the sight to look up one thing, but who then goes down an endless rabbit-hole of connected links until 2 hours later I’m still reading and now have 27 extra tabs open of “thinks I want to know more about next.” So you can imagine how difficult it has been resisting my addiction while traveling in regions where my data is tightly limited. And then suddenly: Wikipedia app to the rescue! Seriously, the ability to download articles for later reading while on WiFi, and then pull them up easily wherever I am, regardless of connectivity— that has been a huge help to me. And not only just to help me sate my thirst for knowledge. If I’m going to be traveling through several cities in a short period of time, it’s been super helpful to have articles about those cities and a handful of related articles saved, so that I can browse them during the train/plane ride — without burning through my data! Thank you Wikipedia.
  • Can’t get it to pronounce entries on an iPad 3/5

    By Zuki999
    Can’t get the listen link to pronounce an entry. Was able to get it to work in my browser on my android phone. Not able to get it to work in my browser on my iPad or the Wikipedia app on my iPad.
  • Sync across devices 3/5

    By NaungTL
    Please make it possible to sync reading lists across different devices and platforms. I mean, what’s the use of signing up to Wikipedia if you can’t even sync your favorite articles?
  • Good app, but I spotted a bug 4/5

    By MJCqwerty
    Example: look up Muhammad Ali and go to the box with the word “knowledge“ at the top regarding his parents Cassius Marcellius Clay Sr, (1912-1990)And Odessa G Clay(1917-1994). But I noticed that when I click back-and-forth between his parents “knowledge“ boxes, your app gives the above correct stated lifespans, but also says “1933-1990” For both parents. That would make his parents only nine years older than their famous son Muhammad Ali Junior!
  • Well done 5/5

    By notafamousperson
    Great app, very thoughtful interactions, it’s stable, fast, and laid out really clearly. Only thing I’d like different? I’d love the Featured Article widget to update hourly. One love!
  • Good app, could be better 5/5

    By xxCrazy_Babyxx
    The app is great and I have had no issues with it. However, I think it could be greatly improved if there was an option to browse through articles based on the topic.
  • The Best App On IOS 5/5

    By didjehurhegritijeuf
  • Missing many features 3/5

    By MTpr listener 406
    As a user who normally accesses WP via computer, the app is disappointing. The TOC access is not intuitive, infoboxes are inconsistently displayed, features visible via browser on phone don't appear via app ( even main page looks different). Needs work
  • I love it 5/5

    Is very good
  • Feature Request: 5/5

    By Champion.#2
    I’d like to see my local view history and bookmarks/saved pages behind a Touch ID authentication. Along those lines, it would also be cool to have a web browser-inspired “private mode”. In that mode history and caches would not be retained on the device. Great app. Thanks for considering these features.
  • Search seems slow, stalled even ... 5/5

    By dandergreen
    Although my iPad is up-to-date with iOS 11.2.2, some searches on Wikipedia seem slow, stalled even, since the Wikipedia update a week ago. For just one example, search results for David O. McKay are immediate, but search results for his niece Fawn M. Brodie are stalled. A faithful Wikipedia patron, I'm not about to abandon this ever-before reliable source ... just hoping the glitch is quite temporary!
  • Great, free and easy to use! 5/5

    By HBDUF
  • Great app for a great website. 5/5

    By Jakexhalo12221
    I use Wikipedia almost every day. I mostly like to read for fun. But, I have learned a lot of information that I normally would have known nothing about. The app runs great and I have never encountered an issue with it. The app really surprised me with how great it runs and all the cool features it offers compared to the website. Best of all. It’s free!
  • “Random Article” 4/5

    By CodyDilyn
    Give me the “random article” feature and this app would be perfect.
  • Thank you. 5/5

    By Unruly Tate
    Just awesome.
  • 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 5/5

    By سايز فونت فونت ريز
  • News 3/5

    By Upacreeknopaddle
    Keeps forgetting my saved articles, usually only days after I’ve saved them.
  • A longtime source of information 5/5

    By Jhenrya
    Discovered about 2003 and us the app often. The concept is fascinating and wonderful and I love to use it.
  • Wikipedia app is extremely good 5/5

    Wikipedia is very helpful for people who want to build up theirs power knowledge. I love their design, fully settings (text size, dark mode...etc) that the other apps lacking.
  • I hate this app because I spend all my time using it. 5/5

    By Ethine
    The amount of time I spend using this app is really depressing!
  • Love Wikipedia 5/5

    By rudeadam1
    Love Wikipedia love the app. Would love more options for offline use, but otherwise does everything I need.
  • I’m so made of you 5/5

    By in the name of cubans
    There in no way to value what you guy have made human development and freedom. In Cuba where the access to information is so limited and sensuous we have your off-line source to educate ourself you have know idea how useful your platform has been for my generation in Cuba and steel is in US.How could someone not give you 5 stars, it is not the app what really matters. So thank you very much for link so many dots for human development.
  • Request: highlighting & notetaking 4/5

    By elgrego1939
    It would be really nice to be able to highlight parts of an article and (additionally) to type out a note in relation to a certain part of an article. I would suggest that highlighting and notes be stored locally (on the device) or on iCloud at most, as opposed to being uploaded to a Wikipedia account, for privacy reasons.
  • Ten step backwards 1/5

    By Iwillreviewit
    This is app is no longer efficient, making it practically useless to me. - TABS! WHERE THE HECK DID THE TABS GO! I might as well just get rid of the app and just surf the website on my browser. - No forward or back buttons make going through articles a pain to go through especially with the tabs gone now.
  • Hazards 2/5

    By Heartofelrondfrodogandalf
    First of all I have found that where political correctness is involved Wikipedia editors frequently violate their own neutrality policy, but I would not argue that this is a good place to start a research project. However it's not excepted as a valid source on its own because accuracy is not guaranteed. That being said, it's a good starting resource but I wish there was a way to back up bookmarks So that if the app is deleted you don't lose all the pages you were working on. I deleted it because I kept wanting information that was only available in the online version and didn't know how to force my iPhone to use the online source instead of the app.
  • Not great 1/5

    By ワインは飲ま
    The search bar element is harder to access and it now has a greater tendency to freeze
  • merrijack 5/5

    By merrijack
    Best app ever. Very useful.
  • Nailed it. 5/5

    By meekkaal
    So happy you added dark themes for nighttime, thank you.
  • The New Theme for OLED Displays is Epic 5/5

    By morphorod
    Loving the new ‘Black’ theme.
  • Es genial 😃 5/5

    By ghanem.yaqoub
    ¡Me encanta 😍 gracias por hacerlo posible! Aún así, tengo que comentar algo sobre la App.. ‘Bug:WikipediaApp/ (iOS 11.2.1; Phone)’ Por favor, que haya sincronización con la cuenta de usuario en la web. Historial, consultas, guardar para más tarde, lista de seguimiento... Por favor Wikigurus 😃 Please Please Please! Apreciados Wikipedia, Gracias por todo el buen trabajo. 👍 Tengo alguna observación: Al ‘guardar’ un artículo en la -app- , no es lo mismo que cuando marcaba yo un artículo con la -estrella- para así “guardarlo” en la lista de seguimiento de wikipedia. Me di cuenta que son dos cosa diferentes. Guardar artículos en la lista de seguimiento es súper útil, como “favoritos” .. Porque los que se guardan en la app, solo se guardan en el teléfono. Y así pues, si por la razón que sea quitara yo la app o reseteara el teléfono (iPhone 7), entonces en mi cuenta de usuario de wikipedia no se ha guardado nada de las consultas, historial o artículos guardados (sean en la lista de seguimiento o simplemente guardarlos para leer más tarde). O sea, que no hay sincronización. ¿Entonces para qué sirve acceder desde la app de wikipedia con mi nombre de Usuario y contraseña? Uso Wikipedia a diario y me encanta. Gracias por todo. :) Saludos cordiales y felices Fiestas. Wiki User: ghanempdx
  • Great late night reading! 5/5

    By Lance Diamond
    Oftentimes I’ll wake up unable to get back to sleep right away. After wasting time on the Facebook, I’ll remember “oh yea, WikiPedia!” You’d be SHOCKED at the volume of random but incredibly educational & mentally stimulating things I’ve learned in the middle of the night. Thank you Mr. Pedia! 👍
  • Enjoyable 4/5

    By Thtxjdcjucv
    I like the app a lot but I think the one thing it is missing is a random article feature. That would make the app perfect.
  • Great site...however 3/5

    By Koala sez
    I wish they would link donations to an IP address. I donated on my Mac but on my phone they are asking for a donation. I donate it every year. STILL GET POPUP ASKING FOR $$$. I DONATED 30 BUCKS IN NOVEMBER. NEVER AGAIN IF YOU CANNOT STOP NAGGING.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By Trigeminy6
    Used for years and the information I receive is very useful and accurate. It is where other servers have learned to direct me. I use it daily now and gradually got here since 1996. The critiques are already accomplished by many others over the decades and I mostly agree. Except I have noticed that too many non critical thinkers do not have much experience, but discount the encyclopedia outright as “teachers” not recommending the site to “students”. Since I have been given gifts of critical thinking from my parents and siblings and experience, and reviewing data, it is almost always a direction I would take that if someone said not to do XYZ .. and especially, in this case, not to read or use such, it is precisely where I would go to start a search. Happily I am. bmthomp
  • Wikipedia app is very good. I like it! 5/5

    By SnaiDog
    This app is really good! This app is really good like source of information if you know what you need/want or at least about what you need/want to know. It’s not app where you can go to home page and see interesting article. You need to search article which you need so you need to know its name. It is not a news app, yes it has a news section, but there are not much news and it is very difficult to find news on a particular topic in which you are interested, for example, there you can filter news by country but results will be really bad. It is not news app, but it’s good source of information. This app also like the website supports many languages. It’s an international app. Full list of supported languages you can find in the app description. But some people say that Wikipedia is not accurate source of information. Partially I agree with this statement because anyone can edit or create an article in Wikipedia, so for scientists this source is not good. Also in different languages this app has different articles with a little bit different information. OK, let’s summarize, this app is the best in its class of apps where you can find information about different topics. In my opinion Wikipedia app is very good. I like it!
  • View Edit History 4/5

    By PlsNo428
    What's left for the app is the ability to view the edit history of the pages. Also a swipe back to the previous page that iOS allows naturally since like iOS 7.
  • The Best!, 5/5

    By jmac93427
    Hands down, this is the best app available. It is edited and monitored very well, it is easy to read, and yet thorough. It lists sources. This app is trash talked by academia because of end user input. The rest of the world knows that the world has more exposure and experience than all of academia combined! Great job, admins!!!
  • Double tap on picture. 4/5

    By Samboh91
    When viewing a picture, the double tap to zoom, zooms in way too far. An adjustment to this feature, to decrease the zoom amount would be very appreciated. Great app other than that though.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By DaCubanDude
    Wikipedia has outdone itself. Thanks.
  • Needs a forward navigation button 3/5

    By Helgi Hundingsbane
    Nice to have a back button, but how about a forward button too? Super annoying trying to navigate without that. Otherwise, a solid app.
  • A vey happy student aged 80. 5/5

    By Ron Mi.
    Wikipedia seem to me to be the most peer reviewed source of information up there with SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Keep on keeping on!!!
  • Simple, intuitive interface 5/5

    By Troy W
    Good: - easy navigation - clean interface Bad: - nothing I can think of
  • Excellent! 5/5

    By Averwere
    Love the app, esp., the clear definition of all the fine print that normally accompanies a legal document. I am fascinated with knowledge & sharing it w/others. Great example for all scholars!
  • Thank you 5/5

    By Replicat
    Thank you!
  • Better than ever 5/5

    By Anonymous3875446
    I used a link on my home screen for many years as the wiki app was never very good. I am very glad I checked back recently because it’s incredible. Apart from editing, it’s a better interface than the desktop version
  • I️ can look up stuff online 5/5

    By I love a good rest
    I️ love to look up stuff on the computer. I️ can google anything. I️ need a iPad to research on it. I️ love looking up.
  • Perfect! 5/5

    By Banjero
    Thanks for a great App
  • Garbage and misleading 1/5

    By hadtousegoogleinstead
    This app has a lot of information available but it is impossible to look for an specific content when needed, once you look for something it will show you a lot of results of different topics but none of them are the one you are looking for, after browsing for your answer you will spend a lot of time browsing through non related information to what you are really looking for, in the end, a lot of garbage topics and misleading contents.
  • Thank you Wikipedia 5/5

    By stdqueen89
    I would like to thank Wikipedia for all my school work and I dedicate it to whoever made Wikipedia. Thank you :)

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