iPhone/iPad (OT 7.1)- FAQ

Toolbar Covering Text

In the 7.0 app update, we’ve released a more immersive reading experience in which the app will automatically dismiss the toolbars when you navigate to a new verse using the Verse Chooser. You can also tap the screen once to dismiss the toolbars. If you prefer to use the app with the toolbars always visible, we have introduced a new functionality to lock the toolbar into place. You can lock the toolbar when it’s visible by tapping the lock icon on the right side of the green ‘Select Verse’ bar. This will adjust the text so that it’s not hidden behind the toolbar.

 

Menu Missing Options

In the 7.0 app update, we’ve made some changes to make the app easier to navigate. Here are some of the key changes:

LibraryIcon.pngLibrary: The Library can be opened by tapping the Library icon on the top toolbar that looks like three books on a shelf with a cross.

ReadingPlanIcon.pngReading Plans: There is now a reading plan icon on the top toolbar. To open a reading plan, tap the icon towards the top middle of the screen that looks like an open book with a checkmark.

SettingIcon.pngSettings: All app settings are now consolidated into one location. To access Settings, tap the Settings icon on the top toolbar. Tap Advanced Settings if you're not seeing the setting you want to change.

Low Light Reading: We’ve moved the low light (night) reading toggle to the Settings area of the app. Access this and other app settings by tapping the Settings icon in the top toolbar.

 

Study Center/Split Window Use

In the 7.0 app update, we’ve introduced the Study Center. The Study Center makes studying easier than ever, and it’s found in the split window. When the toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the screen, you can tap on the Resource Guide, Parallel, Notes, and Lookup options to navigate quickly. Here are brief explanations regarding each of these options:

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Resource Guide: A must for Bible Study, the Resource Guide pulls together related verses, study notes, commentaries, etc., from your library based on the Bible passage you are viewing in the main window.

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Parallel: The previous app’s equivalent of Library, the Parallel tab can be used to open a resource you would like to view alongside the main window. This could be a different Bible translation, a commentary, study Bible notes, etc. To switch resources, tap the back button in the upper left corner and select a different resource.

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Notes: Access the Notes tab of the Study Center to view and edit notes in the split window.

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Lookup: Use the Lookup tool to access content on a variety of people, places, topics, and more. Searching for and selecting an entry will pull together a list of dictionary articles, related verses, your personal notes that reference this word, and other related topics.

 

Landscape Reading 

In the 7.0 version of the app, there is no longer an option to use the app in horizontal (landscape) view on the iPhone. By design, the app is meant to be used in vertical (portrait) view on iPhones. You can still use the app in horizontal (landscape) view on the iPad since it has a much larger screen.

 

Why hasn't my app updated?

The 7.1 update will only be released to our three main apps (Bible by Olive Tree, NIV Bible by Olive Tree, and NKJV Bible by Olive Tree). If you are using one of our other apps, we recommend downloading our Bible by Olive Tree App.

This app has all of the features you currently use and will continue to be updated/maintained. You will also be able to access all of your resources and annotations by logging into your Olive Tree Account within the updated app.

If you would like assistance with switching to our main app, please contact our support team.

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