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Wikipedia Android app[edit]

Version Download In store Release notes
2.6.201-r-2017-08-10 [1] 2017-08-10
  • Improvements to dark mode
  • Improvements and fixes to saving/managing offline reading lists
  • Syncing of reading lists built in, but feature-flagged out, pending completion of backend.
  • Support for offline packs built in, but feature-flagged out, pending user testing.
2.6.198-r-2017-06-09 [2] 2017-06-09
  • Significant improvements to offline storage and availability of reading lists and pages
  • Design enhancements for management of reading lists
  • Reading lists now show total storage space used by saved pages
  • Improved management of browsing history (swipe to delete items, with undo)
  • Enhanced design and behavior of multiple features when offline
  • Numerous bug fixes
2.6.197-r-2017-06-08 [3] 2017-06-08

rejected beta

2.6.196-r-2017-06-07 [4] 2017-06-07

rejected beta

2.5.195-r-2017-04-21 [5] 2017-04-21
  • Substantial improvements to the reading lists UI
  • Multiple reading list articles can now be selected at once
  • Individual reading list articles can now be toggled on/offline.
  • Images are now cached for offline availability
  • Random feed card now pulls a random article from the user's reading lists when offline
  • Many other bug fixes and UI updates
2.5.194-r-2017-04-19 [6] 2017-04-19

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.5.192-r-2017-04-04 [7] 2017-04-04

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.5.191-r-2017-03-31 [8] 2017-03-31
2.5.190-r-2017-02-24 [9] 2017-02-24
  • Support for two-factor authentication when logging in.
  • Improved multi-window support for Samsung devices and for Android Nougat.
  • Improved network performance and offline support for cached page previews.
  • Minor UI refinements to image gallery, link previews, and reading lists.
  • Changing the wiki language now also changes the app UI language.
  • Numerous bug and crash fixes.
2.5.189-r-2017-02-15 [10] 2017-02-15

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.5.188-r-2017-02-10 [11] 2017-02-10

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.5.187-r-2017-02-08 [12] 2017-02-08

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.4.184-r-2016-12-14 [13] 2016-12-14
  • Maintenance release with a number of crash/bug fixes.
2.4.183-r-2016-12-08 [14] 2016-12-08
  • Full support for Android 7 (Nougat).
  • Support for announcements in the Explore feed.
  • Improved system notifications for Wikipedia Zero.
  • Home screen widgets are now resizeable.
  • Internal overhaul of network functions for improved performance.
  • Numerous fixes for bugs and crashes.
2.4.182-r-2016-12-06 [15] 2016-12-06

rejected release candidate

2.4.181-r-2016-12-05 [16] 2016-12-05

rejected release candidate

2.4.160-r-2016-10-14 [17] 2016-10-14
  • Article protection and user editing rights are now handled correctly on fresh login
  • Add button to dismiss all open article tabs
  • Numerous design improvements to share-a-fact, and the Explore and article toolbars
  • Fixes for searching history and tap to toggle gallery image descriptions
  • Several crash fixes
2.4.158-r-2016-10-13 [18] 2016-10-13

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.4.157-r-2016-09-28 [19] 2016-09-28
  • Access your favorite features more easily with bottom navigation: quickly jump between the Explore feed, your reading lists, your recently-viewed articles, and pages nearby you.
  • When reading an article, the bottom toolbar now provides access to the most popular actions (save to reading list, share, change language, find in page, and table of contents).
  • Reading lists and their contents are now searchable.
  • Fixed dark theme in the main screen.
2.4.156-r-2016-09-19 [20] 2016-09-19

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.3.152-r-2016-08-18 [21] 2016-08-18
  • Added button at the top of Feed to show current tab list.
  • Tabs button now shows the number of active tabs.
  • State of dismissed feed cards now correctly preserved.
2.3.151-r-2016-08-17 [22] 2016-08-17

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.3.150-r-2016-07-25 [23] 2016-07-25

Published

2.3.149-r-2016-07-19 [24] 2016-07-19

Rejected release candidate alpha (wordmark design)

2.3.148-r-2016-07-18 [25] 2016-07-18

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.2.147-r-2016-06-06 [26] 2016-06-06
  • Reading Lists can now be sorted by name or last-read.
  • Added tip for how to remove articles from reading lists.
  • Minor UI tweak to search results.
  • Added talk link to bottom of articles (will open in external browser).
  • Several miscellaneous crash fixes.
2.2.146-r-2016-05-23 [27] 2016-05-23
  • Reading Lists: In place of the old "Saved Pages", you can now organize the articles you browse into reading lists, which you can access even when you're offline. Create as many lists as you like, give them custom names, and populate them with articles from any language wiki!
  • "Edit here": Press and hold to highlight a word while reading an article, and select the "edit here" button to start editing at the highlighted location.
  • Show redirect source in search results, if applicable.
  • Update login authentication to work with the latest server changes.
  • Improved Wikipedia Zero banner design and persistence.
  • No longer download and widen high-quality images when on a metered connection.
  • Numerous crash and bug fixes.
2.1.144-r-2016-05-09 [28] 2016-05-09

Hotfix for HTTP2 login and edit issues.

2.1.143-r-2016-03-16 [29] 2016-03-16

Release candidate alpha

2.1.142-r-2016-03-07 [30] 2016-03-07

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.1.141-r-2016-02-10 [31] 2016-02-10
  • Support for animated images throughout the app (image gallery, lead images, search results, etc).
  • When saving media from the gallery, the files are now downloaded in their original form and resolution to your device's external memory, and made available in the device's Gallery app.
  • Improved memory consumption in the app when browsing lots of pages and images.
  • Improvements to the networking layer and stability.
  • Fixed account creation without an email address.
  • Fixed ability to copy large amounts of text to the clipboard.
  • Numerous miscellaneous bug and crash fixes.
2.1.140-r-2016-02-04 [32] 2016-02-04

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.1.139-r-2016-01-22 [33] 2016-01-22

Not a release candidate

2.1.138-r-2016-01-22 [34] 2016-01-22

Hotfix for login issue, T124384

2.1.137-r-2016-01-11 [35] 2016-01-11

Release candidate alpha

2.1.136-r-2015-12-09 [36] 2015-12-09
  • Nearby with Maps! Tap the Nearby option in the navigation menu to see an interactive map with Wikipedia articles about locations near you, or anywhere else in the world.
  • In Android 6.0, highlighting a word in any other app gives the option to search for it in Wikipedia.
  • Deleting your browsing history will now also clear your open tabs.
  • Updated link preview design
  • Fixed a metric ton of bugs and crashes.

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T121236

2.1.135-r-2015-12-03 [37] 2015-12-03

Not a release candidate

2.1.134-r-2015-11-12 [38] 2015-11-12

Release candidate alpha

2.1.133-r-2015-10-26 [39] 2015-10-26
2.1.132-r-2015-10-23 [40] 2015-10-23

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.1.131-r-2015-09-28 [41] 2015-09-28

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.0.111-r-2015-09-16 [42] 2015-09-16
  • Improved image backgrounds in dark mode
  • Fixed link sharing on Gingerbread devices
  • Miscellaneous minor UI tweaks and fixes
  • Several crash fixes
2.0.110-r-2015-08-31 [43] 2015-08-31
  • Link previews: tap on links to see a preview of the article, including a swipeable image thumbnail gallery, without losing your place while reading.
  • More options when pressing-and-holding links: Save for offline reading, Share, and Copy.
  • Improved performance when rotating screen.
  • Improved ordering of search results.
  • Improved behavior of offline saved pages.
  • Share a link to the current article directly from the overflow menu.
  • Updates to Material Design compliance.
2.0.109-r-2015-08-21 [44] 2015-08-21

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.0.108-r-2015-08-04 [45] 2015-08-04 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T107344
2.0.107-r-2015-08-03 [46] 2015-08-03 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T107344
2.0.105-r-2015-06-30 [47] 2015-06-30

Tracking task with release notes: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T103788

2.0.104-r-2015-06-25 [48] 2015-06-25

Rejected release candidate alpha

2.0.102-r-2015-05-14 [49] 2015-05-14

Release candidate alpha

2.0-r-2015-04-23 (101) [50] 2015-04-29
  • Mainly a bugfix release. More details at bug T97064.
  • Staged rollout: 4/29: 5%, 4/30: 20%, 5/1: 100%
2.0-r-2015-03-23 (98) [51] 2015-03-30
  • Enhanced sharing! Highlight an interesting fact from an article and tap "Share" in the overflow menu to create an image which can be shared to social networks and other platforms.
  • Added featured article and search widgets. Long press on your home screen to bring up the widgets menu.
  • Enabled caching of pages on internal/external storage, reducing memory usage and reducing frequency of "out of memory" crashes.
  • Miscellaneous design tweaks, bug fixes, crash fixes, and translation updates.
2.0-r-2015-01-15 (92) [52] 2015-01-15
  • Lead images: experience Wikipedia like never before with a prominent, contextually-relevant image and description at the top of articles
  • Image gallery: tap on images to view them full-screen. Swipe left or right to browse other images within the article
  • Descriptions from Wikidata: descriptions appear in search results, in Nearby results, under page titles, and in Read More and disambiguation suggestions.
  • Read more: suggestions for further reading at the bottom of articles
  • Search improvements: search results now have quick descriptions below them. There is also a history of your searches when the search box is empty
2.0-r-2014-12-01 (89) [53] 2014-12-01
  • Laid the groundwork for upcoming improvements to the search function.
2.0-r-2014-11-03 (88) [54] 2014-11-03
  • No new features, just bug fixes
2.0-r-2014-10-30 (87) [55] 2014-10-30
  • The left Navigation menu is now accessible from all screens (Browsing, History, Saved Pages, etc.)
  • Replaced the Search field at the top with a Search button that expands into a text field.
  • Improved the appearance of the progress bar when loading pages and searching.
  • Improved order of search results when searching.
  • Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes.
2.0-r-2014-10-14 (84) [56] 2014-10-14
  • Nearby: Learn more about what's around you by getting links to articles about things that are near your current location (location services are used only by this feature).
  • Added a one-time Table of Contents tutorial screen.
  • Rolled up "page issues" boxes into a link that shows them as a popup dialog.
  • Rolled up disambiguation links into a single link that shows them as a popup list.
  • Frequently-used languages are now kept at the top of the list, for easier selection.
  • Improved page loading speed and data usage by using compression in network requests.
  • Updated language translations.
  • Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes.
2.0-r-2014-08-13 (76) [57] 2014-08-13 search indexing improvements; add Traditional Chinese for UI
2.0-r-2014-08-07 (75) [58] 2014-08-07 Add Today menu, dark theme fixes, reference popup fixes, Chinese language variants
2.0-r-2014-07-23 (73) [59] 2014-07-23 Added Dark theme, increase/decrease font size, better reference popups, onboarding screen
2.0 (71) [60] 2014-06-25 Complete rewrite as native app, Editing, Log in, Table of Contents (swipe from right edge), Save pages, Find in page

Wikipedia iOS app[edit]

See the latest status for various channels.

Version Git Tag Git SHA Phabricator Ticket App Store Release Date Release Notes
5.6.0 (1195) releases/5.6.0 237cddbab1e5e6f6ee1641a9f5e475f367950d52 phab:T171532 2017-08-07 Appearance themes (dark and sepia modes), On this Day, iMessage stickers
5.5.1 (1164) releases/5.5.1 [61] 2017-07-05 Small improvements to Places accessibility, other crash and bug fixes.
5.5.0 (1153) releases/5.5.0 [1] 2017-06-20 Places, exposed search on Explore, new web-based article footer, revise In the News look and behavior, Explore design updates.
5.4.1 (1124) releases/5.4.1 2073dce74af1e2dd3f8b61e75e136847abb3453f [62] 2016-05-03 No features, but major changes to caching system, image requesting and background processing. Other small bug fixes.
5.4.0 (1095) releases/5.4.0 7d2ef55300e4a5f2e2af7f7975a51244f811f47b [63] 2016-03-22 New login system. Fixes for images issues (cacheing, cropping, ipad layout, POTD and share-a-fact bugs). Analytics bug fixes to reinstate sampling and fix pageviews counts.
5.3.4 (1046) releases/5.3.4 aec1537a8458444fa5914b962306333a7a92fe51 [64] 2016-01-09 Fix for share-a-fact. Fixes for high frequency crashes.
5.3.3 (1038) releases/5.3.3 6e2795ade5c88fe29461fa9113899455750a7057 [65] 2016-12-21 Small bugfix for layout stability on Explore and better performance loading multiple articles.
5.3.2 (1030) releases/5.3.2 69bde41a5fb7011d062d337636654c3a27821566 [66] 2016-12-18 Switch database to CoreData, small fixes to layouts
5.3.1 (1011) releases/5.3.1 214e3f1423fb0c62dac0850125274e59e3a34fb7 [67] 2016-12-2 Announcement cards. Bug fixes for Explore loading and notifications.
5.3.0 (998) releases/5.3.0 ac41a1eb2f0af0ba855f24bf5af84729441c6abb [68] 2016-11-21 Trending In the News notification, Chinese transliteration, use MCS Feed endpoint to drive Explore, all local caching now uses DB
5.2.1 (942.1) releases/5.2.1.942.1 dd5d45cc41d4705d802dbc678b1bcebf0d33bf54 [69] 2016-09-22 Widget bug fixes, localization and stability improvements.
5.2.0 (939) releases/5.2.0.939 764fd3ea1c0b611c8608e0eb3f0759a0488dffa3 [70] 2016-09-13 iOS 10 compatibility, Today screen widgets for continue reading and top read articles
5.1.1 (920.1) releases/5.1.1.920.1 4136550f52e1f0be084b545b32e750c7a8839a87 n/a/ 2016-09-06 Small bug fixes.exe
5.1.0 (918.1) releases/5.1.0.918.1 47e127b30deeda40c147815db6cec8572031c1f6 [71] 2016-8-30 Find in page, iPad designs on Explore and article view, database backing for saved and recents.
5.0.6 (909.1) releases/5.0.6.909.1 8f9ad5bb445c4b19b19cdde8113ebdce800f2cf3 [72] 2016-08-15 Additional crash fixes. Move processes off UI thread and improve memory issues for users with large saved libraries.
5.0.5 (904.1.1) releases/5.0.5.904.1.1 e0e3a645796c5e3eb0e9197f6d0445820589a891 [73] 2016-07-28 Replace UIWebView with WKWebView, new image cacheing, lots of bug fixes.
5.0.4 (851.1) releases/5.0.4.802.1 26093dcabfb070ecda456d7a4c79588d9408d471 134509 2016-05-09 Bug fix for Explore feed and Most Read stability.
5.0.3 (850.1) releases/5.0.3.850.1 29bc78863b52a612fef94db25dd649fa03881b32 T133962 2016-05-03 Bug fixes for page updating and image crashes. Added text size control, language controls and multitasking support on iPad. Removed landscape support on iPhone for Explore.
5.0.2 (802.1) releases/5.0.2.802.1 007d91ba053bdd4c944f01633410f728f72cb661 T131103 2016-03-29 Expedited update at Apple's request to fix issues with links into the app in iOS 9.3.
5.0.1 (794) releases/5.0.1.794 N/A N/A 2016-03-22 Minor update to address crashes, improve load time, and add localizations.
5.0.0 (775) releases/5.0.0.775 94470e7e39912cc242773e1122b7b08e8e6f73fe T127857 2016-03-10 Major update with all new code base, Explore feed, navigation and visual design.
4.1.7 (171) 4.1.7.171 3c1896566876ac6de282a05e71b4bf0eb775bfc1 T106106 2015-08-03 Bug fixes, localization updates
4.1.6 (150) 4.1.6.150 3d4757d411f7751395cad0f5ff03ac20aa37897f T103688 2015-07-8 Crash fixes, drop iOS 7
4.1.5 (144) 4.1.5.144 89dfdcaaebc698e0bf3f74801bb062a3c29e928e T101109 2015-06-24 UI Improvements, Performance Improvements, Bug fixes.
4.1.4 (130) 4.1.4.130 81b3e560ab56ad06cbc0e00414dbe618bcc4b622 T100685 2015-06-2 UI Improvements, Performance Improvements, Bug fixes.
4.1.3 (96) 4.1.3.96 08f301e T95969 2015-05-13 Page issues & disambiguation. Minor bug fixes and improvements.
4.1.2.0 release/4.1.2.0-release-2014-04-17 cd0076cf30ea67cb185dc3d0062d112c403f69ba T96389 2015-04-19 11:53 Bugfix for data migration crashes
4.1.0.2 release/4.1.0.2-release-2014-03-27 f7749012cc2215e715e0d54fef0970217aaab25f T86692 2015-04-15