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7.5.1for iPhone, iPad and more
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About Wikipedia

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.

Learn more at our FAQ page:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/iOS_FAQ

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. 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.

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:
https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Translating:WikimediaMobile

Code at GitHub open source repository:
https://github.com/wikimedia/wikipedia-ios

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.
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What's New in the Latest Version 7.5.1

Last updated on May 28, 2024
Old Versions
Fixes and Improvements:

We improved the default wikitext created when inserting an image.
We added support so that select preferences set by logged-in users on the Web would be respected in the App.

Have feedback? Feel free to reach out to iOS-support@wikimedia.org!
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Version History
7.5.1
May 28, 2024
Fixes and Improvements:

We improved the default wikitext created when inserting an image.
We added support so that select preferences set by logged-in users on the Web would be respected in the App.

Have feedback? Feel free to reach out to iOS-support@wikimedia.org!
7.5.0
May 4, 2024
This release introduces micro contributions to the Wikipedia iOS app: Try out Suggested Edits! Suggested Edits present opportunities for small but vital contributions to Wikipedia. The first task we are offering is to add images to articles that do not have them. “Add an image” is available to experienced logged-in editors, and can be accessed via the Explore feed. Through this feature, you can:
Review a feed of suggested image and article matches
Access the article and image details to determine if it’s a good fit
Decide whether to add the image to the article with a caption and alt text, or reject and share feedback on why the image does not belong in the article to improve our algorithm
We have also improved the “edit summary” step within the app, to assist editors in leaving meaningful rationale for their edits and the ability to watch articles. Now you can:
Add an article to your Watchlist as you enter your edit summary, or see if the article is already on your watchlist
Open guidance on edit summaries, minor edits, and your watchlist
We're committed to continuous improvement. If you encounter any bugs or glitches, please report them via iOS-support@wikimedia.org. Thank you for using our app!
7.4.10
Apr 9, 2024
Fixes and Improvements:

• We improved the Voice Over support for Diff view.
• Thanks to volunteer developer support PDFs can be reviewed in full-screen view without errors and published article descriptions will include edit summaries.

Have feedback? Feel free to reach out to iOS-support@wikimedia.org!
7.4.9
Mar 21, 2024
General bug fixes and enhancements.
7.4.8
Mar 18, 2024
Fixes and Improvements:
• We fixed a pesky bug that caused the app to crash when tapping the reading themes button in the editor on slow connections.
• Chinese language variants now display correctly in Watchlist filters, ensuring a more accurate and localized browsing experience.
• The randomizer dice no longer disappears after several uses, allowing you to explore Wikipedia articles endlessly.
• Turkish language users can now enjoy the "On This Day" card in the explore feed, adding a touch of historical curiosity to their browsing.

How to Provide Feedback:
If you encounter any issues, please report them by emailing iOS-support@wikimedia.org. Be specific and include steps to reproduce the problem. Thanks in advance for your feedback, it really helps us improve the Wikipedia iOS app!
7.4.7
Feb 13, 2024
We have quite a few new improvements and fixes in this release:

• Bug Fixes: We've addressed some issue affecting the layout of widgets.
• Native Editor: Say hello to our new native editor! Experience enhanced performance while editing articles. You may notice new affordances for text style formatting and undo/redo functionality.
• Full Page Editing: Enjoy increased flexibility with the ability to edit a full article and talk page.

We're committed to continuous improvement. If you encounter any bugs or glitches, please report them via iOS-support@wikimedia.org. Thank you for using our app!
7.4.6
Dec 14, 2023
Thanks for using our app, we have some minor updates for you:

Diff header alignment:
• Resolved an issue where the diff header alignment was not proper.
Article access from diffs:
• Users can now navigate to an article from diffs.

Feel free to report any identified issues to ios-support@wikimedia.org
7.4.5
Nov 21, 2023
New Feature: Apple Pay Donations!
• Keep Wikipedia free for millions worldwide with a secure Apple Pay donation.
7.4.4
Nov 8, 2023
Bug Fix:
Fixed a bug on Chinese Wikipedia that caused the application to crash upon clicking buttons in the Account menu.
Thank you for your feedback, and we appreciate your continued support of the Wikipedia app. Please keep it updated for the best experience.
7.4.3
Oct 25, 2023
We have some exciting changes for our donors in Italy and the Netherlands:

1. Apple Pay: After several requests we are delighted to offer native support for donating with Apple Pay
2. In-app Donation Flows: You will no longer be taken out of the app when donating through non-native payment methods. We hope this makes it easier to go back to reading your article!
3. More User Control: If we launch a banner you can choose to view it later or indicate if you've donated.

Thanks for being part of our mission! Your generosity helps keep Wikipedia and its sister sites thriving. If you have any feedback or encounter any issues, please let us know through iOS-support@wikimedia.org
7.4.2
Oct 11, 2023
Thanks for using the official Wikipedia app! We have some exciting updates and bug fixes:

1. Watchlist on iOS: We've heard your requests! You can now access your Watchlist through Settings -> Account -> Watchlist. Add new items to your Watchlist via the new overflow menu in the Article View. Take actions on edits by clicking a username on the Watchlist view, or take actions like "Thank" on the diff screen of an edit in your list.
2. Article Section Sharing: Want to send someone to a specific section in an article? Click a section in the table of contents and then click "Share" via the article overflow menu.
3. Bug Fixes to ensure you can swipe without the app freezing and that the navigation bar doesn't shrink or disappear.

With this release, we are discontinuing support for iOS 14 to focus on delivering the best possible experience for our users on the latest iOS versions.

Thank you for using the Wikipedia iOS app! Enjoy the latest updates and enhancements. If you have any feedback or encounter any issues, please let us know.
7.4.1
Aug 11, 2023
Updates Await in the Latest iOS App Release!
Greetings, Wikipedia enthusiasts! We've made some enhancements in our newest iOS app release. Let's dive into the changes:
1. Unleash the Power of Undo and Rollback with Updated Diff Pages! As we move one step closer to bringing Watchlist to the iOS app, we've refreshed our diff pages and added the option for experienced editors to roll back destructive edits. You can check out the updated diff page by tapping "View Edit History" in any article.
2. A Warm Welcome to Tachelhit language Wiki!
3. Connect Across Language Variants with Updated Codes! When you venture into articles of different language variants, particularly Chinese and Serbian, you should find a smoother experience when using variant codes.
Remember, your feedback powers our journey. You can be a part of our quest to create the ultimate Wikipedia experience by reporting bugs, quirks, or even your magical moments. Reach out through iOS-support@wikimedia.org.
Thank you for being a vital part of our community. Happy exploring!
7.4.0
Aug 10, 2023
:rocket: Updates Await in the Latest iOS App Release! :iphone:
Greetings, Wikipedia enthusiasts! We've made some enhancements in our newest iOS app release. Let's dive into the changes:
1. Unleash the Power of Undo and Rollback with Updated Diff Pages! As we move one step closer to bringing Watchlist to the iOS app we've refreshed our diff pages and added the option for experienced editors to rollback destructive edits. You can check out the updated diff page by tapping "View Edit History" in any article.
2. A Warm Welcome to Tachelhit Language Wiki! :earth_africa:
3. :globe_with_meridians: Connect Across Language Variants with Updated Codes! When you venture into articles of different language variants, particularly, Chinese and Serbian,, you should find a smoother experience when using variant codes.
Remember, your feedback powers our journey. You can be a part of our quest to create the ultimate Wikipedia experience by reporting bugs, quirks, or even your magical moments. Reach out through iOS-support@wikimedia.org.
Thank you for being a vital part of our community. Happy exploring! :star2::books:
iOS App 7.3.1
Jul 12, 2023
This update includes:

• The addition of GUR Wikipedia to supported languages
• A fix to the character count display for article short descriptions.
• Resolution of a bug with the app theme aligning with the system theme.
• An improved app launch time for faster access to reading all of your favorite articles

Thank you for using the Wikipedia iOS app! Enjoy the latest updates and enhancements. If you have any feedback or encounter any issues, please let us know.
7.3.0
Jun 1, 2023
Here are some improvements you'll see in this release:

• Design updates: We've made colors more consistent throughout the app and added a notice that informs you before you attempt to edit a protected page.
• App launch time: The app now launches faster for our most dedicated users so you can always have reliable access to knowledge right at your fingertips.
• Widget reliability: Our Picture of the Day and Top Read widgets have been updated to more reliably load and display large images on your home screen.

As always, if you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know by contacting our team via the app!
7.2.2
May 10, 2023
We are excited to release an update to the Wikipedia iOS app, which includes several bug fixes and improvements to enhance your experience. Here are some of the changes you'll see in this release:
• Fixed several background crashes that were reported by our users. We've been working hard to identify and address these issues, and we appreciate your patience and feedback in helping us improve the app's stability.
• Improved the app's launch times, so you can access your favorite articles even faster. We've optimized the app's loading process to reduce wait times and improve overall performance.
As always, we encourage you to share your feedback with us so we can continue to improve the app. Thank you for using Wikipedia!
7.2.1
Apr 14, 2023
We've fixed some issues to make your Wikipedia experience smoother than ever! Here's what's new:

• Fixed crashes: We've addressed some crashes that were impacting the stability of the app, ensuring that you can use Wikipedia without interruption.
• Improved widget caching: We've also improved the caching of the app's widget, making sure that it's up-to-date with the latest articles and content.

As always, if you have any feedback or suggestions for us, please let us know by contacting our support team via the app. Thank you for using the Wikipedia app!
7.2
Mar 13, 2023
• Error Messages and Edit Notices are now easier to understand.
• Bug fixes related to sharing articles and edit summaries.
7.1
Feb 9, 2023
You can now access Archived Talk Pages and format talk page responses.
7.0.1
Dec 21, 2022
Fixes for widgets, including Picture of the Day. Add support for Amis, Pa' O, Dagbani, Gun, Trap, Nigerian Pidgin (Naijá), Paiwan and Tachelhit Wikipedias.
7.0
Dec 1, 2022
Major improvements and additions to our Talk page Discussion tools! Engage with discussions about article and on your User page, subscribe to topics and get notified of conversations.
6.9.4
Nov 3, 2022
Minor bug fixes.
6.9.3
Oct 5, 2022
Bug fixes, including better audio clip support and voice over improvements and link sharing and opening in non-Latin languages. Some small iOS 16 compatibility improvements. New support email and diagnostic data sharing option.
6.9.2
Jun 15, 2022
Bug fixes. Fixes issue with Arabic text display.
6.9.1
May 26, 2022
Small improvements, localization updates, bug fixes. Add pull to refresh and additional filter option to notification center.

Wikipedia FAQ

Click here to learn how to download Wikipedia in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Wikipedia.
iPhone
Requires iOS 15.4 or later.
iPad
Requires iPadOS 15.4 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 15.4 or later.
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