Wikipedia Night Mode

Wikipedia Night Mode

Does Wikipedia have night mode?

The short answer is yes and no! The rise of the dark mode is somewhat recent trend and big organizations are slower to adjust. Thus we might expect Wikipedia to offer night mode throughout its apps and website, but not just yet. Here is a quick guide on the current status and what you can do to have night mode enabled everywhere.

Yes, Wikipedia has built in night mode when it comes to its smarphone apps!

Last year Wikipedia pushed updates to its Android and iOS apps and implemented night mode as s standard feature. Not only the whole UI can be switched to dark or black, but the app also allows you to dim the images. By doing that, Wikipedia is making the whole night mode experience more smooth and complete.

“Dark mode! Read in comfort with new Appearance controls, including dark colors and image dimming. Make those late night Wikipedia sessions easier on the eyes.”

No, the website offers no built-in night mode.

You are on your own. Or… are you?

How to enable Wikipedia night mode?


Download Wikipedia for iOS

Wikipedia Night mode for iOS

  1. In the top left corner of the app there is a small gearwheel - click it.
  2. Find Reading preferences.
  3. Choose Sepia, Dark or Black. Default is not an option, because it is that bright white you would like to keep away from your eyes.
  4. Dim images is an additional option. You can find it beneath Reading Themes. We strongly suggest to turn it on, your eyes will thank you for that!

Wikipedia Night mode for Android


Download Wikipedia for Android

  1. In the top right corner of the app, there are 3 dots - click them.
  2. Find Settings and than App theme
  3. Sepia is not available option, so you can choose from either Dark or Black.
  4. Image dimming is an additional option. It is beneath the theme color. You can be sure that the late night reading is better when the images are dimmed, so go ahead and turn it on.

Wikipedia Night mode for Web

  1. Install the Night Eye - dark mode extension. Pick the browser your are currently using
  2. Once installed, Night Eye automatically will enable night mode on nearly any website, but most importantly - Wikipedia
  3. You can dim the images as well and enjoy the same smooth dark experience as on your smartphone. Simply click the extension icon. You will find many other filters that will allow you to customise how websites look, but dimming is what you are currently looking for. Select the dimming level you enjoy. Unlike the smartphone feature, Night Eye allows you to control it.
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Night Eye enables night mode on nearly any website. Protect your eyes when browsing/working late at night. All you need to do is install it and forget it!

Image source - Wikimedia Commons