Android - Basics and Getting Started

Welcome to the Olive Tree Bible App! We hope that this article helps you learn the basics of using the app.

If you have not already done so, download the Olive Tree Bible App from the Google Play 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(s) to 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/Go To - 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 Login

Logging in is an important step towards using our app. This will allow the app to automatically sync your annotations to your Olive Tree account and will give you access to resources that are registered to your account. Follow these steps to log in within the app:

  • Tap the Menu icon on the toolbar.
  • Select Login/Register.
  • Enter your log-in information if you already have an account or select 'New User?' if you don't yet have an account. 
  • Tap Login.

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 resource is not appearing in the 'Cloud' tab of the Library, 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 tap on the resource you want to open. 


For more details on the library, visit this article.

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