iPhone/iPad - Basics and Getting Started

Welcome to the Olive Tree Bible App! We hope that this article helps get you started with the app.

If you have not already done so, download the Olive Tree Bible App from the App Store!

Main Icons of the App


  1. Main Menu - Access the Store, Messages, Reading History, Annotations and Sync.
  2. Library - Switch between your downloaded resources.
  3. Reading Plans - Set up and access your reading plan to help you read through Scripture.
  4. Store - Purchase and download additional resources for your Library. 
  5. Quick Settings - Access some of the most used settings and select Advanced Settings for more options.
  6. Search - Search for keywords and phrases.
  7. Book Ribbon - Save an area of text for later.
  8. Select Verse - Navigate to a different area of your resource.
  9. Lock Toolbar - Lock the toolbar in place and the text will adjust to the space available. 
  10. Study Center - Access some of our more in depth study features.

How to Log In

Logging in is an important step in using our app. This will ensure that any notes, highlights, etc. created are synced automatically to your Olive Tree account. Logging into your Olive Tree account will also give you access to resources registered to your account. 

  • Tap the Menu icon on the toolbar.
  • Select 'Sign In'.
  • Enter your log-in information and select 'Sign In'. If you don't yet have an Olive Tree account, select 'Create Account'. 

For more information on the benefits of having an Olive Tree account, visit this article Why Should I Create an Olive Tree Account?

How to Download Purchases

Before attempting to download resources, be sure to log into your app using the steps above. Once you're logged in, follow these steps to download your books:

  • Tap the Library icon and ensure you are on the 'Cloud' tab of the Library.

  • Resources that are not yet downloaded are dimmed with a download arrow. Tap on one of these images to download the resource.


  • Once a resource has been downloaded, the cover image will be solid and you can tap on the resource to open it in the main window. 

If a purchased resource is not appearing, follow the steps to register in-app purchases in this article

For more detailed instructions on downloading your books, please see the expanded steps in this article.

Using the Library 

Books downloaded to your Library are available for use offline. To switch between books, select the Library icon and choose the resource you would like to open.

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For more details on the Library, visit this article.

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