How to enable dark mode on Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites on the internet. Millions of people use Wikipedia as a primary source of information on anything. Wikipedia is basically an online encyclopedia written by experts and reviewed under a formal process. The website is Wikipedia really simple that has a white and grey background with black text and blue links. It has a simple interface with a focus on content only. Due to the white background and black text, this website doesn’t offer a pleasing experience at night. That’s why people want to enable dark mode on Wikipedia. Dark mode reduces eye strain while reading the articles in the night or in dark. So, it is necessary to have the dark mode on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia also has mobile apps where you have the option to enable the dark mode. But the company has not added the same thing on the website. That means, you can enable dark mode on Wikipedia apps but have no official way to enable dark mode on the Wikipedia website. Still, you have a dark mode on the Wikipedia website as well. In this article, I will explain how you can enable dark mode on Wikipedia on different devices.

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Dark mode on Wikipedia

How to Enable Dark Mode on the Wikipedia Website

As I already said, there is no official option to enable the dark mode on the Wikipedia website. But you can use a good Chrome extension to enable dark mode here. If you access Wikipedia on Chrome, install the Wikipedia night mode extension and it will add a toggle to enable or disable dark mode with one click.

Enable Dark Mode on the Wikipedia Website

Enable Dark Mode on Wikipedia for iOS

Wikipedia iOS app has a dedicated option to enable the dark mode in Reading preferences. There are different reading themes under reading preferences including Sepia, Dark, Black, and default. You can either select the Dark or Black theme for the dark mode.

The app also has the ability to match the system’s theme. If you are using a Dark theme on iOS, the Wikipedia app for iOS will automatically select the dark theme. So, you don’t need to separately enable dark mode on Wikipedia if your iOS theme is also dark.

Enable Dark Mode on Wikipedia for Android

Wikipedia Android app also has a dedicated option to enable the dark mode. Android app can also match the system’s theme. That means it can automatically enable a dark theme if your Android skin has a dark theme enabled and it works on most devices. If it doesn’t match your Android’s dark scheme automatically, you can enable it manually. Tap the hamburger icon at the bottom right corner and click Settings. Then Click App theme and select the dark theme as per your need.

Enable Dark Mode on Wikipedia for Android

It will enable the dark theme.

Wrap up

Now you know how to enable dark mode on Wikipedia. If you are on the desktop, you will have to enable it using third-party extensions. Wikipedia mobile apps have a dedicated dark theme to enable the dark mode. Depending on how you use Wikipedia, you can enable the dark mode. I have already explained different ways to enable the dark mode on Wikipedia.

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