YouVersion on the iPad
From my email – here are the most common Bible App questions we hear from the YouVersion community around the world and, of course—their answers:
- How can I use the Bible App during a flight or on the subway? Even if you can’t connect to the Internet or your provider, you can still use the Bible App “offline.” To be able to read offline, sometime when you are connected (Wi-Fi works best), download any available Bible versions you’d like directly onto your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device. Then the next time you can’t get a signal, you can still read. (On iOS devices, you can even use your Notes and Bible Plans offline!)
- I started a plan, but I’ve missed a few days. Can you help? Fallen a little behind on your Bible Plan? Happens to the best of us. In the Bible App, go to Plans, Settings (the gear icon). Scroll down and tap Catch Me Up. Your plan schedule shifts so that the last day you completed becomes yesterday. (Any partially completed days will still be unfinished). It’s easy!
- Can I get my Bible Plan emailed to my Inbox? Sure! In the Bible App, go to Plans, Settings (the gear icon) and turn on Email Delivery. Specify the time of day and the Bible version you’d like to receive. (You can set up email delivery at bible.com too.)
- I’m new to the Bible. Where should I start? Welcome! To jump right in, try John chapter 1, which begins with the life of Jesus and his disciples. Prefer more structure? Go to Plans, Browse, New for a list of recently added Bible Plans. (When you subscribe to a Bible Plan, each day the Bible App shows you what to read.)
- How is the Verse of the Day selected? Drawing from a variety of sources, we choose each Verse of the Day to encourage, motivate, and inspire you, and to let God’s Word speak to you wherever you are. The Verse of the Day appears every day on the main “Today” view of the Bible App and on our Facebook page.
Still have questions? Passionate volunteers are ready to answer. Visit support.youversion.com or go to Help, right in your Bible App. We’re here to help!
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YouVersion on the iPad
From my email:
We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new feature for the Bible App: Videos. Now you can use the Bible App to watch and share Bible video content, generously provided by YouVersion partners. You’ll find clips from The Bible miniseries, The Lumo Project from Big Book Media and Toy Gun Productions, and even more videos coming soon. You’ll even be able to enjoy clips from JESUS, the Jesus Film Media movie about Jesus’ life that’s already been shown more than 6 billion times worldwide!
At YouVersion, we’re constantly looking for new ways to help you engage with God’s Word. We believe Videos will help people connect with the Bible by letting them visually experience stories and concepts from the Bible—even if reading isn’t your favorite thing. Sharing video clips will also present new opportunities for you to invite discussion about your faith. And all video content is linked directly to the passages that inspired it, so you can jump straight to the original source!
To check out the Bible App’s new Videos feature, first make sure you have the most recent version of the Bible App on your iOS (iPhone and iPad) or Android device. Then simply go to the Bible App’s main menu and select “Videos.” (Wi-Fi access recommended for the best experience.) You’ll even see the new Videos feature on Bible.com.
Don’t have an iPad? No problem! View the videos here.
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Christmas caroling accompaniments are available for free download from http://www.gbod.org. Save to disk or drive, take the “piano” with you.
From that link:
These piano accompaniments of familiar hymns are provided as free downloads as a joint project of The General Board of Discipleship and United Methodist Communications. They are intended to provide accompaniments for congregational singing for those churches which, for whatever reason, are unable to provide accompaniment for singing. You may find that you can also use them for choir, solo, or Sunday School use, Christmas caroling, or singing at any group setting. All accompaniments are provided without copyright. You may use them for any purpose without charge or having to seek permission.
In almost all cases, we have provided accompaniments from The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), with an introduction and multiple stanzas in the key provided in the hymnal. Occasionally an alternate harmonization is included. Watch for new hymns to be added in the future.
Also most of the Methodist Hymnal is available as sheet music (I guess that term is now defunct!) for the iPad. The app plays each hymn, as well.
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