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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I clear my browse history?

Pull down the browse history list all the way. Above the topmost list entry, there is a button labeled Delete All.

Will there ever be an Android version?

Sorry, no.

Why is there no offline mode?

We understand that an offline mode could be useful once in a while, but because internet access is available almost everywhere, we are not planning to add this feature.

How do I change the font size?

Tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the article view and tap Appearance or two-finger pinch on any article to bring up the text settings menu.
You can override your device’s system font size by disabling Use Device Setting.
To adjust the system font size globally for all apps on your device, go to the Settings app on your home screen, then select Display & Brightness › Text Size in your device settings. Additional large text size settings are available in the Accessibility options.

How do I enable the dark mode?

By default, your device-wide setting for dark mode is reflected in the app.
To override this global setting, please make sure you have the latest version of V for Wiki (1.8 or higher).
Tap the three dots icon in the upper right corner of any article. Disable the “Use Device Setting” switch and set the dark or light mode setting independently from your device settings.

Can I search for text within articles?

Absolutely! Tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the article view.
You can also press-and-hold the table of contents icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

How do I change the units for distances?

Distance units use your device region settings by default.
If you would like to change this, please update to V for Wiki version 1.7 or higher first.
Open the Settings app on your device and scroll down all the way to the bottom, tap V for Wiki and change the setting under Distance Units.

The address of a location is wrong on the Nearby map!

You can contribute to Wikipedia and fix this yourself: The coordinate (latitude/longitude) is part of the Wikipedia article. You’ll see it in the article’s editing mode on the Wikipedia website and you can correct it right away. The change will be visible a few hours later.

Is there a URL scheme?

Yes!
v-for-wiki://article/en/Koala
v-for-wiki://search/en/Marsupial
… or use an underscore to search in the currently active language:
v-for-wiki://search/_/Marsupial

How do I continue reading articles from Apple Watch on my iPhone?

Please check out Apple’s help and documentation for the Handoff technology.

Articles won’t load!

Please make sure that you’re running the latest version of the app.
Please note that iOS beta builds are never officially supported and not recommended.

The app crashes!

Please make sure that you’re running the latest version of the app.
Please note that iOS beta builds are never officially supported and not recommended.

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