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Wikipedia Dark Mode – How to Enable it on App & Website



Wikipedia Dark Mode

We know how important and essential Wikipedia is. It is the best place on the internet to find information about all things. The website is completely free for all users to read the articles. Wikipedia is also available as a standalone application on Android and iOS devices. One of the best features of the Wikipedia app is that it supports Dark mode. If you’re a night reader, you can enable it and reduce the eye strain while reading Wikipedia articles at night time. In this article, we will learn how to enable dark Mode in Wikipedia website & smartphone apps.

How to Turn on Wikipedia Dark Mode on Android

Wikipedia app is officially available on Google Playstore. The Dark mode is a built-in feature, and it can be enabled within the app settings.

Step 1: Go to Google Playstore and search for the Wikipedia app.

Step 2: Click on Install and the app will install on your mobile instantly.

Install Wikipedia app

Step 3: Click on Open to launch the application.

Open Wikipedia app

Step 4: Click on the three line icon on the bottom right corner of the app.

Click on Three line icon

Step 5: Click on Settings.

Click on settings

Step 6: Under settings, click on App theme.

Click on App theme

Step 7: If you have enabled the match system theme, disable it by sliding the toggle located next to it. Now, choose the dark theme, and the app background will change into black color immediately.

Dark Mode on Wikipedia Android App

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How to Turn on Wikipedia Dark Mode on iOS

Step 1: Open the App store on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: In the search bar, type Wikipedia.

Step 3: Click on the Get button to install the app on your iPhone.

Step 4: Launch the application and click on the Gearwheel icon located on the bottom right corner.

Step 5: Select Reading preferences.

Dark Mode on Wikipedia iOS App

Step 6: You will get four options: Default, Sepia, Dark and Black.

Dark Mode on Wikipedia iOS App

Step 7: Choose either Dark or Black option to change the app background or theme immediately.

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How to Enable Wikipedia Dark Mode on Wikipedia Website

Unlike the Android or iOS version, you can’t enable dark mode on the Wikipedia site with ease. You need a third-party extension on your browser to enable it. Here, we are going to use the Night Eye extension. It is available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera, Yandex, UC Browser, and a few more.

Step 1: Open the browser you want and visit

Step 2: Select your browser icon and add the extension to your browser.

Night Eye Extension

Step 3: After adding the extension, open Wikipedia site on a new tab.

Step 4: Click the extension that you added and turn on it to enable the dark theme.

Dark Mode on Wikipedia Site

Step 5: Now, read the required article in dark mode.

The dark mode protects your eyes from bright light. If you like to read and learn using the Wikipedia website, Night Extension will be the best option. Hope we have given enough explanation to turn on Dark Mode on Wikipedia. If you had any enquires, mention them on the comments section.

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