What is it about?
Quickly and easily access any of the tens of millions of articles on Wikipedia with the site's official iOS app. It lets you read and navigate between articles in a native interface. It even enables you to explore more articles based on what you've read and allows you to save articles for offline reading.
Explore. Wikipedia Mobile features an Explore feed that enables you to discover interesting articles every day by suggesting articles based on your interests and surroundings. These include the featured article of the day, the top read articles, the picture of the day, random articles, nearby articles, and recommended articles based on what you’ve read. Worried about your privacy? Don’t be, since no reading list or user profile is stored on Wikipedia’s servers even as you continue to Explore.
Save. Want to save articles for reading later? You can do that in Wikipedia Mobile. What’s more, your saved articles are available even when you don’t have an Internet connection. Also, your saved articles are quickly searchable directly from Spotlight.
Search. Quickly search for a specific subject or article on Wikipedia. Navigate within articles with ease, using smooth scrolling or direct jumping to sections from the swipeable table of contents. And while you’re at it, you can enjoy high-resolution image galleries and article photos. You can also read articles in multiple languages by setting up your preferred browsing languages, and easily share articles, images, and facts via email or social media.
3D Touch. Have an iPhone 6s or an iPhone 6s Plus? You can use 3D Touch on the Wikipedia Mobile app icon on the home screen to access quick shortcuts to search Wikipedia, continue reading the last article you visited, view nearby articles, and check out a random article. You can also use 3D Touch to Peek and Pop links right within the app.
For those who...
- ... frequently refer to Wikipedia for information. ... are eager to broaden their knowledge across a variety of subjects.
Not for those who...
- ... do not trust the information provided on Wikipedia. ... do not often see the need to refer to encyclopedia articles. ... would rather use Google.
Why we love it
Wikipedia is accessible through any Web browser. But if you want ease of use and additional features, the official app is the way to go with its Explore feed, support for saved articles, 3D Touch integration, and more.
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App Store Description
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.
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.
NEW: Appearance controls let you read Wikipedia in comfort, with dark mode, text size control and image dimming to customize how you read.
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
- 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
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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: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home.