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Informations générales

Où puis-je télécharger l'application ?

Vous pouvez trouver notre application sur le Google Play Store: ouvrez l'application Play Store sur votre appareil mobile et cherchez "Wikipedia".

Si votre appareil mobile n'utilise pas les services Google, vous pouvez aussi trouver l'application sur d'autres magasins d'applications tierses comme F-Droid, ou en téléchargeant le fichier APK le plus récent directly.

Quelle est la différence entre l’application Android et la version Web mobile de Wikipédia ?

L'application Wikipedia assure une expérience optimisée et simplifiée pour la recherche et la lecture du contenu Wikipedia. En tant qu'application native, elle permet un chargement plus rapide des articles et une réduction de la consommation de données mobiles. Elle offre également une interface plus réactive qui est plus cohérente avec vos autres applications Android préférées. Elle ajoute des fonctionnalités qui ne sont pas disponibles (ou pas possibles) dans la version web de Wikipedia, telles que la sauvegarde des pages sur l'appareil pour les lire plus tard, et le partage de contenu et d'images issus des articles sur vos applications de réseaux sociaux préférées.

Comment puis-je donner à Wikipedia ?

You can donate at any time by going to the "More" menu in the main screen and selecting Support Wikipedia. Unfortunately we cannot currently accept donations using Google Pay, or using your Google Store credits.

I already donated; why I am getting asked to donate again?

Due to our strict privacy guidelines, we don't actually connect your app usage or user account to your donation history. This means you may see a donation request in the app even if you have previously donated on the web.

Do I need to be connected to the Internet to use the app?

You do need a connection to download articles, and to use the Explore feed. However, if you save articles to your reading lists, they will be available for later reading, even without an internet connection.

Quels appareils sont pris en charge ?

Notre application fonctionne sur tous les appareils exécutant une version (Lollipop)ou supérieure d'Android.

À partir de septembre 2017, nous avons arrêté le support client de l'application pour les versions Android 4.4 (KitKat) et antérieures. Si vous avez un appareil qui fonctionne avec Android Jellybean ou une version plus ancienne, vous pourrez toujours installer l'application mais ce sera une version "figée" qui ne recevra plus les mises-à-jour, à l'exception d'éventuels correctifs de sécurité ou de bogues de plantage.

General features


You can search Wikipedia from any of these locations in the app:

  • From the Explore feed in the main screen, by tapping the "Search Wikipedia" box at the top.
  • By tapping the "Search" icon in the bottom toolbar in the main screen.
  • While reading an article, by tapping the "Search" icon in the top toolbar.

Search within an article

From the top-right menu (three dots), select "Find in page". You will be able to type text to search within the current article, and the search results will be automatically highlighted and scrolled into view.

Explore feed

The home screen of the app features a feed of recommended content for reading. Each "card" in the feed represents a single article, or a short list of articles, for you to read. The types of cards you might find in the feed (depending on their language availability) include:

  • In the news: des articles traitant d’événements actuels.
  • Tendance : les articles les plus lus en ce moment (basé sur le nombre total de vues).
  • Article en vedette: L'article wikipédia mis en avant du jour.
  • Featured picture: Image vedette de Wikimedia Commons du jour.
  • Continuer à lire: lien pour revenir à la lecture d'un article ouvert dans l'un de vos onglets.
  • Parce que vous avez lu: une liste brève de suggestions basées sur un article récent de votre historique.
  • Ce qui s'est passé ce jour : événements historiques dont c'est l'anniversaire.
  • Générateur d'aléatoire: ouvre une fenêtre avec des articles à lire, choisis aléatoirement.
  • Aujourd'hui sur Wikipédia: ouvre la page d'accueil actuelle de Wikipédia.
  • Ce jour là: Evénements historiques qui se sont déroulés ce jour.

How can I customize the feed?

If you don't want to see a particular card in the Explore feed, you can tap the overflow menu on that card (three dots at the top-right), and tap "Hide this card".

You may also tap the overflow menu on any card (three dots at the top-right) and select the "Customize the feed" option, which will allow you to choose which types of cards to show, the order in which they will appear, and the languages for which they will be shown.

Reading lists and offline reading

To save an article for later reading, tap the "bookmark" icon in the bottom toolbar:

This will automatically make the article available for reading offline, i.e. even when you are not connected to the internet. When you bookmark articles, they are saved to a default reading list called "Saved", but you can also create different reading lists of your own, and categorize your saved articles however you like.

Les pages sauvegardées dans une liste sont disponibles hors connexion par défaut, si bien que vous pouvez les lire ultérieurement. If you do not want certain articles to be available offline, you can go to the reading list, and press-and-hold the specific article. You will then see a list of options for that article, which includes an "Available offline" checkbox. You may access all of your reading lists by tapping the "My lists" button on the main screen.

When you are logged in to the app, your reading lists are automatically synchronized to your Wikipedia account, so that your lists will be restored if you install the app on a different device, or uninstall/reinstall it on the same device. Your reading lists will also be available if you log in to the iOS version of the app. However, at the moment your reading lists are not accessible from the desktop or mobile web version of the Wikipedia website.

Readability and themes

When reading an article, tap the "Theme" button in the bottom toolbar. There you will see numerous options, including:

  • Increase or decrease the text size for reading articles.
  • Change the color theme between Light, Sepia, Dark, or Black. (The Black theme is particularly useful for devices with an OLED display, since it will save battery power by keeping most pixels black.)
  • Whether to "Match system theme". Since Android itself now supports a light and dark theme, the app can automatically adjust to the system setting. If you do not want to match the system theme (i.e. if you want to use the Dark theme in the app, but keep the device in the Light theme, you'll need to unselect "Match system theme").
  • Whether to dim images. When using the Dark or Black theme, dimming images may be an additional benefit for distraction-free reading.

In-article conveniences

  • Tap the "Contents" button at the bottom (or swipe from right to left anywhere in the article) to see the table of contents for the current article. Tap on any section in the table of contents to jump to that section in the article.
  • Tap on references (superscript numbers) to see a popup that describes the reference in detail.
  • Tap any image to view it full-screen; pinch to zoom the image, or swipe left or right to view other images that appear in the article.

Removal of the nearby feature

Why was the feature removed?

We have removed the Nearby feature from the Wikipedia app for a number of overlapping reasons, including extremely low feature usage, ongoing maintenance issues that are out of the Android team's control, and community concern about the location permissions that Nearby required. These concerns made it infeasible to continue to support the feature.

Also, from a legal standpoint, we weren't able to integrate with the Google Maps SDK (i.e. use a Google Maps view in our app, with a custom layer on top), which means we had to use the MapBox SDK with OpenStreetMap which, at the time, was not providing the best possible user experience. It was glitchy, slow, and bloated. Merely including the MapBox SDK caused our app to triple in size. This is an important consideration for users for whom the cost of data is not negligible.

Are we open to adding it in the future?

We are open to investigating other map alternatives that meet legal and performance requirements sometime in the future.

Updates to have it back again

Based on multiple reviews from our users asking to have this feature back again, We're working on it; Please check this link for the complete information about available approaches to have it again; you can check the pros and cons of each one and vote for what you think could be the perfect option we should have.



Touchez l'icône du « crayon » à côté de l'un des titres de section de l'article pour commencer à le modifier. Note that some articles are protected from being edited by anonymous users or users with too few edits.

Les articles Wikipedia sont formatés d'après le formatage MediaWiki connu sous le nom de wikicode. When you edit a section of an article in the app, the wikitext syntax will be automatically highlighted to assist with formatting.

Est-ce que je dois me connecter pour modifier ?
Non, vous pouvez modifier sans créer de compte utilisateur ni vous connecter, mais notez que votre adresse IP sera associée à vos modifications et sera visible de quiconque lira l'historique de la page. Please note that some Wikipedias disallow editing of articles in the Main namespace if you are not logged in.
Puis-je téléverser des images ?
Pas encore.
Puis-je afficher l'historique des modifications d'un article et les pages de discussion ?
Ceci n'est pas encore pris en charge dans l'application. Pour la version mobile, vous pouvez voir dans l'application, les liens vers l'historique et les pages de discussion.

Suggested edits

If you are keen to start making contributions to Wikipedia, the app provides you with various types of editing suggestions, presented as a continuous feed that you can swipe through. Go to the main screen of the app and tap the "Edits" button at the bottom to see the types of suggested edits that are available. These include:

  • Article descriptions: Add short descriptions to articles that are missing descriptions. These descriptions are shown when searching Wikipedia on your desktop or mobile device, and in various places in the app.
  • Image captions: Add captions to images on Wikimedia Commons that are missing captions. These captions are shown when tapping on images in articles to view them full-screen.
  • Image tags: Add tags to images on Wikimedia Commons. These tags will be used to make images more searchable and better structured.

Contribution history

You can view your own contribution history by going to the main screen and tapping the "Edits" button at the bottom. This will show you the total number of edits you've made so far, your current edit quality (based on how many of your edits were reverted), among other statistics. To see more details about each of your previous contributions, tap on the statistics card. This will show a full-screen list of each of your edits.


If you are logged in to your account, you can receive notifications about your account activity. These notifications will automatically pop up along with other system notifications in your device's status bar. The types of actions for which notifications are sent include:

  • Message(s) left on your User Talk page.
  • Another user thanking you for an edit you made.
  • One of your edits being reverted.
  • Security notices regarding your account.

To see all of your current notifications, tap the "More" button at the bottom of the main screen, and select "Notifications".

To choose which notifications pop up in your system status bar, tap the overflow menu (three dots) in the Notifications screen, and select "Notification preferences".

You can mark a notification as "read" by tapping on it, and selecting "Mark read and archive". You may also view all of your archived notifications by tapping the overflow menu (three dots) in the Notifications screen, and selecting "View archived".


If the app does not seem to be receiving notifications correctly, please consider these suggestions:

  • Make sure that you are logged in to your account in the app. Try logging out and back in.
  • Make sure you have notifications enabled in the app. Go to the Notifications screen (from the "More" menu on the main screen), then tap the overflow menu at the top right, then select "Notification preferences". Make sure that the "Poll notifications" option is turned on.
  • Make sure you haven't denied the app to show notifications from the system status bar. Android allows you to selectively allow and deny notifications to be shown from any app that tries to show them. To make sure that the Wikipedia app is allowed to show notifications, go to your system Settings, then go to "Apps and Notifications", then look for the "Notifications" selection. This should show you a list of all apps that could show notifications, along with a switch to enable or disable notifications for that app. Make sure that the switch is enabled for Wikipedia.


Wikipedia content exists in more than 300 languages, and you can select one or more of those languages to be used in the app.

When the app is first installed, it defaults to the system language of your device. If you have more than one keyboard language installed, the app should automatically detect those languages and add them to its list of languages.

Définir/changer la langue de Wikipédia

To change the Wikipedia language, go to the "More" menu in the main screen, tap "Settings", then select "Wikipedia languages". From there you can add, remove, and rearrange your preferred languages. (Your topmost language will be used by default when searching Wikipedia.)

Lire un article dans différentes langues

When reading an article, you can tap the "Language" button in the bottom toolbar to see other languages in which this article is available. (Note that not all articles will be available in all languages.)

Confidentialité et sécurité

L’application me suit-elle ? Utilisez-vous mes données ?

Yes, some of your actions within the app are tracked, so that we can continue to improve our features. Sending usage reports can be deactivated by going to "Settings", which can be accessed from the "More" menu in the main screen, and unchecking "Send usage reports".

Nous disposons aussi des rapports de plantage qui nous aident à corriger les bogues. Cette fonction est distincte des rapports d'utilisation. Si un plantage est détecté, nous envoyons directement les rapports qui nous permettrons d'en trouver la raison et de corriger le problème (ceci nous aide réellement beaucoup !). Toutes les données collectées son anonymes. You can disable crash reporting by going to "Settings" and unchecking "Send crash reports".

Quelles informations contient le rapport d'utilisation ?

Différentes données sont collectées en rapport avec ce que vous pouvez voir sur la page d'enregistrement des événements. Par exemple, il enregistre le délai moyen entre la saisie d'un terme de recherche et la réception des résultats de recherche, ou le nombre de fois que le bouton « Partager » a été cliqué, ou si la taille de la police a été augmentée ou réduite. Nous utilisons un service appelé HockeyApp pour singaler les plantages dans l'application Android. Lorsque vous choisissez de nous envoyer un plantage (ce dont nous sommes extrêmement reconnaissants !), cela nous indique son origine dans le code (valeur de la pile de tous les threads actifs), ainsi que d'autres informations de diagnostic, telles que la version Android et type d'appareil. Ces données ne peuvent pas être utilisées pour vous identifier. Tout ceci permet de mieux comprendre l'engagement de l'utilisateur et nous guide pour améliorer et étendre les fonctionalités offertes par l'application.

;Pourquoi l'application a-t-elle besoin des droits d'identification (GET_ACCOUNTS) ?

Cette autorisation est nécessaire pour que l'application puisse s'intégrer à votre compte utilisateur sur Wikipedia, afin que vos préférences et les pages enregistrées soient synchronisées entre les appareils lorsque vous êtes connecté.

L'application n'accède à aucun compte non Wikipedia de votre appareil, ni à aucun autre aspect de votre identité.
Ces droits ne sont nécessaires que pour les versions d'Android antérieures à la 6.0 (Marshmallow). Pour Android 6.0 et supérieurs, ces droits ne sont pas nécessaires.

Pourquoi l'application doit-elle avoir des droits (WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) sur les photos/médias/fichiers ?

Ces droits sont nécessaires car l'application vous permet d'enregistrer sur un appareil local, les images que vous visualisez. Cela est également nécessaire pour que l'application puisse temporairement sauvegarder des images afin de les partager avec d'autres applications (comme dans Partager un événement).

Ces droits ne sont nécessaires que pour les anciennes versions d'Android.

Pourquoi l'application doit-elle avoir le droit d'accéder à l'ensemble du réseau ($1, $2)?

Cette autorisation est utilisée par l'application pour déterminer l'état et la qualité de votre connexion réseau et ajuster en conséquence certains aspects de ses performances (par exemple, charger des versions d'images de qualité inférieure lorsque la connexion est limitée).

Pourquoi l’application a-t-elle besoin de l’autorisation de démarrage (RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED) ?

L'application fournit une fonctionnalité qui vous permet de recevoir des notifications sur votre appareil concernant votre compte Wikipedia. Il peut s'agir de notifications concernant les articles que vous avez modifiés, de messages sur votre page de discussion, de remerciements de la part d'autres éditeurs, etc. Ceci peut être activé si vous vous connectez à votre compte et validez l'envoi des notifications. The service that checks for notifications runs in the background, and needs to restart itself automatically if your device itself is restarted. C'est pourquoi l'application doit recevoir un événement lors du démarrage initial de votre appareil. If you do not enable the Notification polling feature, then the Startup permission is not used for any other purpose.

La connexion entre l’application et Wikipedia est-elle cryptée ?

Oui, tout le trafic réseau de l'application se fait en utilisant HTTPS.

Does the app require Google services?

No, Google Play Services are not required for the app to work properly. However, when they are available, the app will use Google services for certain features, such as push notifications. No user information or personal data is sent to Google.


I'm blocked from logging in or editing, what should I do?

If you have not made any edits to Wikipedia, but still find yourself blocked from logging in, creating an account, or making edits, it probably means that your IP address has been blocked, not "you" specifically. When you use your device on a mobile network, or on a shared WiFi connection, your IP address may be shared with many other users. These other users might have made unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, which resulted in blocking the IP address. Sometimes an entire range of IP addresses might be blocked, and your IP address might simply fall into that range. Also, public proxies and VPNs are generally blocked, too. If your IP address is blocked, try joining a different WiFi network.

Note that the Wikimedia Foundation does not administer the blocking of IP addresses; instead, this work is done by a global community of volunteers and administrators. For information about blocking and appealing a block on English Wikipedia, please see the information page at Help! I've Been Blocked.

My edits are being reverted / I disagree with certain administrative actions.

There is no central authority over Wikipedia. The Wikimedia movement is based in part on the premise that good articles are achievable through the checks and balances editors provide for each other. When editors disagree on how to achieve these goals, they must resolve disputes through consensus, drawing on the wider community where necessary. You can read more about the dispute resolution processes on English Wikipedia at w:WP:DR.

How do I report a typo or other error in an article?

Wikipedia is the world's largest encyclopedia that anyone can edit! If you see a typo or other error in an article, click the "pencil" icon or highlight any text and tap "Edit here" from the popup menu. This will show the wikitext of the article which you can then edit and save.

If you make lots of edits, we recommend you log in to your account, so that you can keep track of your work, talk to other editors and join the worldwide Wikimedia community.

I see vandalism in an article. What should I do?

If you see text or images in an article that are clearly vandalism, you can always edit the article by tapping the "pencil" icon to the right of the article section that contains the vandalism. You can then remove the offending text and publish the edited content.

I see information that is biased or factually incorrect. What should I do?

If you see text in an article that may be incorrect, biased, or generally low-quality, you can join the discussion about that article on the corresponding Talk page for the article. You can access the Talk page by scrolling near the bottom and tapping the "View talk page" link.


Reporting bugs

  • If the app crashes, it will automatically send a crash report to us, assuming you haven't disabled crash reporting in Settings.
  • If you see a bug (not a crash) or have a suggestion or feature request, you can send us feedback here.

Who develops the Android app?

Check out our team page to learn more.

I am an Android developer. May I contribute?

Of course! Check out our app hacking page.

Getting in touch

For any other inquiries, please email us at: mobile-android-wikipedia @