Add iPocketBible to your iPhone’s “Home” screen

Posted on: January 18th, 2008 by Craig Rairdin 8 Comments

Recently, Apple released the 1.1.3 update for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. This update included a feature that some of you requested we take advantage of… the ability to add iPocketBible to your “home” screen.

  1. Update your iPhone/iPod Touch to version 1.1.3.
  2. Launch iPocketBible from within Safari. If you are already there, I suggest that you “reload” the page in order to ensure that the latest version of iPocketBible is loaded. One thing to remember: you are essentially creating a bookmark that gets placed on the home page of your iPhone/iPod Touch. Whatever page within iPocketBible is visible when you start this process will be the page associated with this bookmark. You may want to consider going to the “front matter” or “table of contents” of your favorite bible or commentary before starting this process.
  3. Click on the “+” located on Safari’s bottom navigation bar.
  4. A menu will appear with the options to “Add Bookmark”, “Add to Home Screen”, “Mail Link to this Page” or “Cancel”. Select “Add to Home Screen”.
  5. A new screen will appear that will show our icon as well as a text field for selecting the text associated with this icon. The text field has limited space, so I would suggest putting “iPocketBible” within the field.
  6. Press return.

That should do it!! You should now see your home screen, complete with your new iPocketBible icon.


8 Responses

  1. Jeff Wheeler says:

    I must confess that when I upgraded to 1.1.3 and read about the ability to add to my home screen, I didn’t think it would be particularly useful for me. But, Jim, you made it useful. Thanks!

  2. Scott Blanford says:

    Excellent job! Thank you for doing that. It works great.

  3. Marc Thompson says:

    I love having an Icon!!! Very cool!!!

  4. Terry Westley says:

    I added iPocketBible to my Home screen just a few minutes after upgrading to 1.1.3. Thanks for being so responsive to new software developments by Apple.

  5. Lawson Culver says:

    Thanks… that was quick! 🙂

  6. Marc Thompson says:

    hey Craig

    A while ago you mentioned you were going to make it possible to access all of your commentaries from the verse context menu. Is it still in the works? Or has that been abandoned?

  7. That’s still on my list. We’ve been ironing out synchronization and that’s been taking most of our time.

  8. Dave says:

    I know this post is a bit old, but as a tip for others, if you logout of iPocketBible and bookmark the login page. Then, once you’ve logged back in, the Home bookmark will always redirect to your last book/chapter (you won’t have to keep logging in and the redirect is automatic). It may take a pinch longer since the login.asp page has to do a redirect, but it’s not a big deal and much more convenient.

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