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Windows Mac OS X

Operating System

Vista SP2 (or higher) OS X 10.6 (or higher)

Version

Logos 5.0+

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Logos Bible Software 5 | Installation Guide

Please use the instructions below to download and install Logos Bible Software 5.
See Also: FAQ & System Requirements

Step 1: Select your Platform

This is the free, engine-only, download. If you own a Logos 5 base package, it will unlock automatically when you sign in. If you haven't purchased a base package yet, you can still unlock the full potential of Logos 5 by upgrading your library!

Note: Windows XP and OS X 10.5 are not supported as of April 8th, 2014, but you can still download Logos 4 here or view your resources online with the Biblia.com web client (some resources not available in the web client).

Step 2: Installation

What to expect on Windows | Watch the Video

  • After selecting your platform above, a new download should begin.
  • Choose "Run". If your browser only gives you a "Save" option, click Save and then double click on the file from your download bar or Downloads folder to run the installer.
  • When the downloads complete, the Logos Setup will open. Click "Next" when prompted and follow the steps to complete the installation.
  • Logos should open automatically after setup is complete. If it did not, you can open the application by double-clicking the Logos Bible Software 5 icon on your Desktop.

What to expect on Mac | Watch the Video

  • After selecting your platform above, a new download should begin.
  • Once the download is complete, open the file ("LogosMac.dmg").
  • A new window will open. Drag the Logos 5 icon to the Applications folder.
  • Open your Applications folder and double-click the Logos Bible Software 5 icon.

What to expect on iPhone, iPad or Android

Note: Antivirus and Firewalls

Logos Bible Software should be compatible with most security suites, but if you have any difficulty installing and you're using an Antivirus or Firewall, please visit our Antivirus Support page for assistance.


Step 3: Sign in to your Account

Now that installation is complete and you have opened the software, you should get a "Sign in" window. Sign in with your Logos.com email and password (If needed, you can reset your password.).

This is where the software will identify your account and prepare to download your unique library. This includes any additional purchases you've made at Logos.com and any Libronix DLS products you've activated or unlocked in the past. This also includes any notes, or other saved documents you may have previously created in Logos on another computer or device.

Upgrading from Libronix DLS? If this is your first time installing Logos, and you've been using Libronix DLS previously, you may want to Synchronize your Libronix DLS licenses before continuing. Just open Libronix DLS and go to Tools | Library Management | Synchronize Licenses and follow the prompts. This ensures all Libronix DLS content is recognized by the Logos server.

Step 4: Preparing your Library

At this point, the newly installed program will start with two automated processes:

  1. Preparing or downloading your library. This process requires an internet connection as it is pulling up all of your past licenses and downloading the corresponding book files to your computer's hard drive.
  2. Indexing your library. During this step, no internet connection is required, but the computer must not be turned off or put to sleep until it is complete. For more information about indexing see the indexing training page.

Download & Indexing time will vary according to the size of the library being downloaded and indexed. Please allow extra time for larger libraries.
You will not get full search results until the indexing process is complete.

After indexing is complete, Logos will be completely configured and ready to use. If you need to install to another computer, please repeat these steps on that computer. It is recommended to install to only one computer at a time, to improve download speeds.


If you need further assistance with installation, our Customer Service department would be glad to help. Please call 1(800)875-6467, or email support@logos.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I have Windows XP or Apple OS X 10.5; why didn't Logos 4 update automatically?

A: Logos 5 uses a new version of Microsoft's .NET Framework, or "Mono" for Macs. You must have Windows Vista SP2+ or Apple OS X 10.6+ to use these frameworks. You should contact your computer manufacturer to see if your computer qualifies for any Operating System upgrades in order to download Logos 5, or use Logos 4 instead.

Q: Now that I’ve installed Logos, what’s next?

A: The Logos Desktop application is a very large and expansive research tool, but you can quickly search your entire library right from the Home Page. Simply, enter a passage or word you wish to study, then click “Go”. You’ll get results from your entire library almost instantly, including your top Bibles, Commentaries and other reference works.

Q: I’ve got a good handle on basic use, but I know I’m not using Logos to its full potential. Where can I learn to do more in Logos?

A: You can find a lot of great training materials right here at Logos.com/Training. Or, for more advanced, interactive training, we would highly recommend visiting Camp Logos with Morris Proctor.

Tip: If you can’t make it to camp, Morris provides DVD versions of his fantastic training seminars to follow along at home!

Q: Is there a place where I can talk about Logos with other users, share tips and get help along the way?

A: Yes! We have a very active community in our Forums, where you can chat with long-time “Power Users” and laymen alike.

More Questions? Click here for more answers.

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