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Did you get a new phone or tablet for Christmas?

Posted on: December 26th, 2013 by Michelle Stramel 7 Comments

Were you the fortunate recipient of a new phone or tablet this Christmas? Congratulations! Here is what you need to know to get PocketBible on it!

First an important reminder – you never have to re-purchase any Laridian Bibles or books when you move to a new device. You may have to re-install a new version of PocketBible (free) and download your books again but we’ll try to make that as painless as possible with the tips in this article.

Find your device type in the list below and follow the instructions from there:

  • iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (iOS) – go to the App Store from your device and search for PocketBible Bible Study. Download the free app and register it using your existing Laridian ID (or email address on file) and password. Tap on the Menu icon and choose Add/Remove Books. Go through the list of your books (should include all your previous purchases and free books) and tap on any you want to download at this time (you can always return to this list and download more later). Hit UPDATE at the top of the page to start the downloads.
  • Android OS – go to the Google Play store on your device (or Amazon App store if you prefer) and search for PocketBible Bible Study. Download the free PocketBible app. Register using your existing Laridian account information. Tap on the Dove icon and choose to Download Books. You should see your previously purchased titles along with all free books. Tap on each book you want to download (you have to do this one at a time). Check out our Android OS videos at our Youtube channel for some tips on using PocketBible for Android.
  • Kindle Fire – we are still working with Amazon to get our Android version of PocketBible to show up in the Kindle Store. In the meantime, follow the instructions at this link to download PocketBible from our site and install as a 3rd party app. HDX owners you can watch a video of how to install.
  • Windows Phone – go to the Windows Marketplace on your phone. Search for PocketBible Bible Study and download and install the free app. Register using your existing Laridian account information. Choose the Cloud Library from the menu. Tap on any title to download. Open downloaded books from the Device Library.
  • Windows Surface – go to the Windows Store on your tablet. Search for PocketBible Bible Study and download and install the free PocketBible app. Register using your existing Laridian account information. Choose the Cloud Library from the menu. Tap on any title to download. Open downloaded books from the Device Library menu.

If you have personal data (i.e. notes, bookmarks, highlights) to transfer, you can synchronize with our server to receive the data to your new device (assumes you have synced to our server/cloud from your old device first to get personal data there). At this time, the Android OS version of PocketBible does not support notes and daily reading progress tracking but those are coming soon (in that order)!

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7 Responses

  1. John Waldie says:

    I would like to check the Pocket Bible out.

  2. prophet James Tamba says:

    God bless you

  3. Carman says:

    I purchased PocketBible for my Blackberry Playbook more than a year ago but have never been able to get it installed, either on my playbook or BB10.

    • Carman, we don’t have a version of PocketBible for the Playbook or version 10 devices. You may have purchased the Beiks Noah product that we offer through our site but that doesn’t work on those devices either. If you have any questions about your purchase, please contact us at support@laridian.com.

      Michelle

  4. I love your PC/Desktop software and was curious if you are considering an Android PC/Decktop similar to Windows?

    If you are following CES 2014 you’ll see that Anroid PC is here. Android mini PC’s exploded in the last year, and now Big Business are jumping on board.

    I just purchased the T-R42 quad core and a mobile keyboard touchpad. I will modify the firmware as soon as it arrives.

    The recent support for android PC is amazing!
    https://www.google.com/#q=android+pc&tbm=nws

    God Bless

    • Jon Grose says:

      Justa Brother,

      We have never talked in terms of targeting Android PC’s given their slim market share. That may change in the future, but we’ll see. For now, they should just work as an extra large tablet.

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