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How to Get Wikipedia Dark Mode (Web, Android, iOS)

Are you curious to know how to apply Wikipedia dark mode? If yes, then you are in the right place as this article will help you answer your question.

Wikipedia is an essential part of our daily life. We use Wikipedia to gather information as it includes lots of data that can be edited by anyone. It prefers not to coat itself with PR, invade on your secrecy, or produce a rearing ground for neo-Nazi trawling. It produces information in a de-manifested, cooperative, and in a generalized way. Just like other applications, Wikipedia also has many significant features. One of the significant features of Wikipedia is Dark mode.

To easily apply the Wikipedia dark mode on your devices and website, read the article carefully.

Does Wikipedia have dark mode?

The shortest answer to this question will be yes or no! Nowadays dark themes are trending on applications and websites and many applications and websites are trying to incorporate dark modes. So, it is expected from Wikipedia that it will also have a dark Wikipedia theme.

Yes, Wikipedia dark mode is also available. Last year Wikipedia updated its Android and iOS applications. Now users can also implement dark Wikipedia themes in their applications easily. Users can not only switch the whole UI to Wikipedia dark mode or black mode but can also dim the images. By providing these extra elements, Wikipedia is making  Wikipedia dark mode more convenient and easy for the users.

Dark Wikipedia theme allows you to read with more comfort with the new appearance, dining images, etc. It makes it easier for users to work even at night times. Although Wikipedia dark mode is an in-built feature in Android and iOS devices but for websites, you need to use third-party extensions.

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How to Turn on Wikipedia Dark Mode

This article will guide you on how to turn dark mode/theme for your Wikipedia application or website. Below given some of the ways how you can easily apply dark Wikipedia theme on Web, Android, or iOS devices. Read and follow the steps carefully for better results.

Dark Wikipedia theme for web

Here is a step-by-step guide you can follow to apply dark themes. You can also use third-party extensions to enable Wikipedia dark mode. Fortunately, this feature can be applied through extensions like ‘Wikipedia Night Mode’ and ‘Night Eye’ for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox.

Here are the steps:

1. You can make use of the extension called Wikipedia night mode on your chrome or edge.

2. After installing the extension, it will enable the dark theme for your Wikipedia automatically.

wikipedia night mode extension

wikipedia dark mode

You can also turn Wikipedia into dark mode using the Night Eye extension.

Here are the steps:

1. Open your browser.

2. Install the Night Eye – dark mode extension. Pick the browser you are currently using.

night eye dark mode extension

3. After installing the extension, it will enable the dark theme for your Wikipedia websites automatically. Moreover, it will also work for other websites.

night eye settings

With just one click, you will be able to turn dark mode in Wikipedia. You will be able to see many filters that allow you to personalize your website according to your needs. Generally, users look for dimming features. Also, you can control dimming features through Night eye extension on your website with just one click, unlike Android and iOS devices which don’t provide this service.

You can also dim the images as per your choice and can experience the same features on your Android and iOS devices. Moreover, you can also add these extensions to your android and iOS devices.

To deactivate the dark theme and activate the light theme again, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Select the extension.
  3. Turn off the dark theme and choose the Normal option.

After following the above-mentioned steps, you can easily change the Wikipedia dark mode to light mode.

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Wikipedia dark mode for iOS devices

There are no official steps that one needs to follow to enable Wikipedia dark mode on iOS devices. But by adjusting a few settings in your iPhones and iPad devices, you can easily turn dark mode on websites like Wikipedia.

Follow the steps mentioned below to apply Wikipedia dark mode on your iOS devices. 

  1. Open the application on your iOS devices.
  2. Download it from the App Store in case you don’t have it.
  3. Open the application after installation and go to the top left corner of the application.
  4. Click on the small gear wheel icon.
  5. Option reading preferences.
  6. You can choose any Sepia, Dark, or Black option.
  7. If you want to make your images dim, you can also choose the additional option ‘Dim Images’. It’s better to turn it on while reading.

settings reading preferences

To deactivate the dark theme and activate the light theme again, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1.   Go to the top left corner of the application.
  2.   Click on the small gear wheel icon.
  3.   Option reading preferences.
  4.   You can choose the default option.

By following the above-mentioned steps, you can easily apply the light theme again to your application.

Wikipedia dark mode on Android Devices

Google has recently cited a new element that allows the user to turn the background black for Wikipedia. However, it can’t be seen on your Android devices straight away as any new element may take time to be updated. You will be glad to know that this new feature works perfectly.

Follow the steps:

1. Open the Wikipedia app.

2. Download it from the Play Store in case you don’t have it on your Android phone.

3. After installation, open the application.

4. Go to the top right corner of the application.

5. Click on the icon of vertical three-dots.

wikipedia android

6. Click on Settings and choose the option App theme.

You can choose any Dark, or Black option as Sepia is not an available option.

If you want to make your images dim, you can also choose the additional option ‘Dim Images’. It’s better to turn it on while reading.

To deactivate the dark theme and activate the light theme again, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1.   Go to the top right corner of the application.
  2.   Click on the icon of vertical three-dots.
  3.   Click on Settings and choose the option App theme
  4.   You can choose the default option.

By following the above-mentioned steps, you can easily apply the light theme again to your application.

Over to You

If you want to experience the delight and thrill of Darkness, then try using Dark Themes. It is one of the most popular trends and many of the applications like Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Apple have already updated themselves with dark themes.

The dark mode uses dark color as it is a low-light user interface (UI) and generally has black or grey shade as the background color. It helps in protecting the eyes from strain.

Hope the above article helps you to apply Wikipedia dark mode on your Website, Android, and iOS applications.

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