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Will Logos run on a tablet (or smartphone)?


Android/Kindle Fire

Yes – but the mobile app ("Logos Bible" or "Bible!" in the App Store) won’t be exactly the same as running Logos on a desktop or laptop computer. The Logos Bible app (for iOS or Android) will perform many of the most important functions you need for Bible study, but it’s light and portable by design, so it does have some limitations.

Logos Bible
Logos Bible Software
Access to your full Library*
Add Notes, Highlights, Reading Plans, and Prayer Lists
Search your entire Library**
Passage, Exegetical, Word Study, and Topic Guides**
Advanced Search functions
Open multiple resources and save Layouts
Sermon Starter Guide
Full offline functionality
Many more features

* Due to licensing restrictions with some publishers, a small minority of Logos resources are not available on a mobile platform.
** Requires internet connection on mobile.

What Devices are Supported?

As the mobile device marketplace moves forward, we are striving to keep all Faithlife mobile apps up to current standards. This may mean that certain older devices become unsupported over time. To ensure your device is supported, please verify that it has the most current possible operating system updates.

If your device is up to date, the most recent, supported version of the app, will be available in the App Store or Google Play Store (also the Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire HD users).

Regarding Internet and Device Storage:

Logos mobile apps are highly dependent on your internet connection. Mobile devices often have much less storage space and processing power than traditional computers, so our app “streams” your library resources and search results to your device from our servers. Resources are not stored on the device by default, but you can download resources for offline reading-only; even so, you must have an internet connection for searching the entire library, Passage Guide, and Bible Word Study.

This makes the Logos Bible app a great choice for taking your study on the go; however, if you plan to be offline for an extended period (like on vacation, or going into the mission field in a developing country), or if you need the most powerful study tools, Logos Bible Software on a laptop would be a better option.

How do I choose what device to get?

The Logos app will work on almost any iOS or Android device (including Amazon’s Kindle Fire series), so it’s really up to you what you want in a tablet. Consider these factors:

  • Screen size and resolution
  • Processing power and hard drive storage
  • Your budget

For more help choosing the right device for you, we recommend searching the web for “tablet buying guide.”

What about the Microsoft Surface?

The Microsoft Surface runs the complete Windows operating system, so this is a full computer – just like your Windows desktop or laptop computer, but in a tablet form. The Surface and other Windows-based tablets come in a wide variety, including lower-powered models. As long as it meets our other system requirements, this will run the entire Logos Bible Software desktop application.

(Note: Because Windows 8.1 requires 20 GB just for the operating system, we recommend a total hard drive space of at least 64 GB, to ensure space for your Logos resources.)

For Windows RT (and other unsupported mobile systems like Blackberry, Palm, Chromebook, etc.), you can access your Logos resources at

Can I use Logos on an e-reader?

E-readers are popular with book lovers because the black-and-white “e-ink” screen simulates paper, which is easier on eye fatigue, readable in sunlight, and gets excellent battery life.
For various licensing and technical reasons, we can not export Logos resources to other formats. However, there are a number of Android e-ink devices coming to market that will run our Android app. For help finding the best device for your needs, search or post about e-ink in the Android app forum.