3 Steps to Move from PocketBible 1 to PocketBible 3 on your iOS device

Posted on: August 7th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 5 Comments

Are you still using the first version of PocketBible on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? If so, we highly recommend moving to PocketBible 3 so you can apply program updates as they are released; we won’t be updating PocketBible 1.4.7 further.

Before we explain how to make the move, check your version number in PocketBible by tapping on the Menu button and selecting About PocketBible. If it PocketBible 1.X.X, keep reading.

  1. Step One: Go to the App Store on your device and search for PocketBible (all one word). Download the program. You’ll notice that the new program has the same icon as your old PocketBible program. If you get confused, follow the tip above to check which version of the program you are in.
  2. Step Two: Delete the old program…wait! Don’t do that yet if you have been adding notes, highlights, bookmarks or tracking reading progress that you want to save. First, read the instructions (click link and scroll to the section Moving Your Notes, Highlights, Bookmarks and Daily Reading Progress to the New Program) to transfer your data. Then delete the old program.
  3. Step Three: Re-download your books. Go into the new program and register if you haven’t already encountered that. Be sure to use the email (or Laridian ID number) and password associated with your existing Laridian account. After registration, tap on the Menu button and choose Add/Remove Books to re-download your past purchases. All your books can be downloaded in one fell swoop if you tap on each book you want to download and then tap on Update at the top of the page.

Why the extra steps? Normally, when you update a program, you just go into the App store and it tells you an update is available. PocketBible will work that way again once you download the new version. If you want to know the “why” you can get it from our initial post on this new version.

Anything else to know? Yes (but it is optional). Once you install PocketBible 3, you can also purchase and install an Advanced Feature Set for $4.99. If you purchase the Advanced Feature Set, you can add a Voice or two to the program and listen to the Bible or any book. Voices are synthesized and sell for $1.99 each.

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5 Responses

  1. Cynthia says:

    Everything worked fine in steps one and two. However, I cannot re-download my books. It won’t let me register via Laridian ID number or e-mail. It just spins forever.

    • Cynthia, I’m sorry for the issue you are having registering. It may be that you are having a connection error. I would suggest trying later in the evening or early morning. If that doesn’t help, it may be that the program didn’t get installed correctly. Try deleting the app and redownloading from the app store and that should fix it.

      Let us know if you have further problems. You can just write us at support@laridian.com.


  2. Wendy says:

    So how do you delete the programme? It just tells me it is already installed?

    • Wendy, you delete a program on an iOS device by holding down on the corner of app icon until the icons start to shake. Then tap on the x in the upper left corner of the icon for the program you want to delete.


  3. Eric Anderson says:

    The whole process appears to have worked fine. I also just learned how to delete, by reading number 4, thanks!

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