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Logos Bible Software | Installation Guide

Installation Guide for Mac

Logos Bible Software | Installation Guide

Please Note: Newer versions Logos Bible Software may contain additional menus and features you will not have access to without a newer Base Package Upgrade. While not required for basic use, an upgrade is strongly recommended to get the full benefit of this powerful tool.
See Also: Logos 7 Basic, FAQ & System Requirements
The following instructions, though referencing Logos 6, are valid when installing Logos 7


Step 1: Download the Logos 6 Installer

If you don't own a Logos 6 Base Package, please purchase the free Logos 6 Core Engine to unlock your download. After you purchase the Logos 6 Core Engine or any other Logos 6 Base Package, a download link will be made available here.

Download the Free Logos 6 Core Engine

Sign In Required: To purchase the Core engine, you must be signed into a Faithlife account with an valid billing profile, even though the product is free. You will not be charged.
Don't have an account? Register for Free!

Please return to this page after you've downloaded, if you require further instructions.

Step 2: Installing Logos

  • Open the “LogosMac.dmg” file downloaded in Step 1 to begin the installation.
  • A new window will open. Drag the Logos icon to the Applications folder to install.
  • Open your Applications folder and double-click the Logos icon to begin using Logos Bible Software 6.
  • You will receive a one-time security prompt from OS X. Choose “Open” to continue.
What about 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 Faithlife account email and password (If needed, you can reset your password.).

Note: Logos Bible Software (company) has rebranded as Faithlife Corporation. If you were previously using a Logos account, nothing has changed. Your login information is exactly the same.

Signing in for the first time may take a while. Please do not interrupt the process.

Step 4: Downloading, Preparing and Indexing

After signing in, the software will identify your account and prepare to download your unique library. It will initially download only a portion of your library.

Once opened, Logos will continue downloading and discovering your library. You will also notice a blue circle in the top-right of the window with a number in it, which indicates what Logos is doing in the background. Logos will automatically download all of the resources registered to your account—even if you originally got them in an older version of Logos, or our other brands such as Verbum or Vryso. As time progresses the amount of resources in your library will continue to increase as new books are downloaded and discovered. This may take a while. A high-speed internet connection is strongly recommended.

This may take a while. A high-speed internet connection is strongly recommended.

Note: Download and 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

Already have Logos 5?

If you already have Logos 5 installed on your computer, there is no need to uninstall or download additional software. Logos 5 will automatically detect and upgrade your existing installation to Logos 6 the next time you open the program.

If you haven't purchased a base package yet, you can unlock the full potential of Logos 6 today by upgrading to a Logos 6 base package or by crossgrading! Learn more about the differences between updating, crossgrading, and upgrading here.

Note: Windows Vista and OS X 10.8 are not compatible with Logos 6. We strongly recommend upgrading your Operating System (OS) in order to use the newest software and access all Logos 6 has to offer. However, if you are unable to upgrade your OS, you can still download Logos 5 to access most of your Logos content. You can also view your resources online with the web client (some resources not available in the web client).

What is the "Free Engine?"

The core Logos software is available for free. It does not, in and of itself, include any resources or books. However, it will provide access to any Logos, Verbum, Vyrso or Libronix DLS resources you own, when you sign in with your Faithlife account.

Please keep in mind, while you will not lose access to previous features, some of those features may have changed in the transition. Some features will have similar names (e.g. "Verse Lists" to "Passage Lists") or will have new methods to achieve the same results. You should also note, with the free engine download, you may see menus ofr some features you do not own content for. If you'd like to get more out of Logos 6, please consider a Base Package Upgrade.

Looking for the free Logos 5 Core Engine? Visit our Logos 5 install page.

Looking for Logos Mobile Apps? Visit our Apps install page.