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Basic Navigation for Android

Getting around the new interface in Logos Bible 4.x

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Platform / Device

Android

Operating System

Android 2.3 (or higher)

Version

Logos Bible 4.x

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Getting Around in the App

The Logos Bible app has a lot to offer if you know where to find it. Let's discuss basic navigation through the app menus.

To access the menus at any time, press the Navigation Drawer icon in the top-left corner of the app.

Home

The home page is the default starting point for the app. When you first open Logos Bible, the home page will appear and display your reading plans, devotionals, the Verse of the Day and important Logos news. You can return to it by pressing the "Home" button in the menu.

Library

The Library is where you will find all of your Logos and Vyrso resources. It can be sorted by Title, Author, Rating or Recent (most recently viewed). You can also search your library for any specific title, author or type, similar to the Logos desktop software.

Examples:
  • Title:Doctrine will list all books with "Doctrine" in the title.
  • Author:Luther shows all resources by Martin Luther, or any other author with "Luther" in their name.
  • Type:Bible displays all Bibles.
  • Lang:English limits the results to only English resources.
  • Series:New American Commentary lists all volumes of the New American Commentary series.

Tip: Many of these filters can be combined. Try Type:Bible AND Lang:English to see all English Bibles only.

You may need WiFi access to view some resources.

Search

You can search your library from the Search menu. Enter your query at the top, then select Bible or Basic.

The Bible search type only searches the Biblical text, but Basic will search your entire library. Results can be narrowed by searching within collections. Tap the blue text below the search field to select a collection.

Read

Tap on Read to jump to the resource view. Your last viewed resource(s) should appear automatically.

Note: You may need WiFi access to view some resources. If you receive a message "Unable to load resource", try reconnecting to your WiFi and restart the app.

Documents

Use the Documents menu to browse your Logos documents, like Notes, Highlights and Reading Plans. Any document you make in the Logos Bible app will appear here. Thanks to the sync function, any documents you might have made in the Logos desktop application or on other Logos mobile apps, will be available as well.

This sync process will also backup your documents in your Logos.com account, in case you ever need to reinstall.

Passage Guide

Passage Guide provides information about your passage, like Commentaries, Cross References, Parallel Passages, and more. The Bible Word Study expands on specific words, providing a Lexical definition, Word Wheel translation key and Example Uses (basic concordance).

Bible Word Study

Avalable in English, Greek and Hebrew, Bible Word Study will display information about a particular word, its definition, usage and what it was translated to or from.

Tip: You may recognize this and the Passage Guide from the Logos desktop application.

Text Comparison

Compare a passage in multiple Bibles.

Favorites

Access your favorites created in-app or using the desktop version of Logos. You can delete an old favorite in-app, by tapping and holding individual favorite items listed here.

Tip: Favorites getting cluttered? You can organize and manage your favorites in the Logos desktop software. Consider deleting favorites that aren't necessary, or moving them into folders.

History

Review passages and resources you've viewed recently. You can also access this list anywhere in the app, by holding down the device's "back" button.

Presentations

Have you participated in any Proclaim presentations recently? This is your Proclaim "Signals" history. Any Bible references, contact cards, or other signals you received during a Proclaim Presentation will appear here.

Learn More about Proclaim >>

Settings

Go to the Settings menu to adjust app settings, like text size, color scheme and margins. You'll also set your preferred Bible and highlighting document (note document) here.

Note: Changing your Preferred Bible affects which Bible opens when tapping a new Bible reference. If you already have a Bible open, it will not change that Bible. To change open Bibles, go to the Menu, tap the Library and select your desired Bible there (does not affect "Preferred Bible" setting).

Store

Go to the Store to make in-app purchases from Logos.com. Purchased books become downloadable for offline reading, and many resources only appear in the app if you own them.

Help

Need help? This is the place to go. You'll find our knowledgebase here, a link to the forums, sharing and social options, app version and account info, etc.

If you're experiencing a problem with the app, please go here to report it. Tap the "Send Support Info" button and a pre-addressed email will open. Describe the issue and hit send. Diagnostic logs will be included automatically.

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Last Updated: 12/26/2013