Windows - Reading Plans

Reading plans are a great way to read through Scripture with a guided set of readings each day. The Olive Tree Bible App offers many reading plan options. You can read through the whole Bible in a year, choose a plan that focuses on a specific section of the Bible, or choose a themed reading plan or devotional. This article will show you how to access and start a reading plan, how to set up a reminder and choose a preferred Bible translation, and more.

Accessing Reading Plans

There is a reading plan icon on the top toolbar. Selecting this icon provides easy access to your reading plans. 


Start a Reading Plan

Follow these steps to start a reading plan:

  • Select the reading plan icon. Here you can browse the available reading plans. Your reading plans will appear at the top once started.
  • Locate and choose the reading plan you would like to use. Select 'Start Reading' to create the plan.

  • You will be asked to select your preferred translation for the reading plan. Click on the translation you want to use and select 'Continue' at the bottom of the screen. 
  • You will be asked if you want to set a goal. Choose "No, I would rather take my time" to skip this step and begin reading or "Yes, help me set a goal to complete this reading plan" to see the options to choose a goal.

  • Once you have chosen your goal, click Continue.
  • You can then add reminders to make sure you don't forget to read. Select "+Add Reminder" and choose the days and time you would like to receive a reminder notification.

  • Select 'Continue' to begin reading the first assignment. 

Devotional Reading Plans

We also offer devotional reading plans, which allow you to read supported devotionals in our reading plan infrastructure. When you download a devotional that supports this feature, a 'My Devotionals' option will appear at the top of the list of available reading plans just below your current plans. 


It is possible that the devotional you're using does not support this feature. You can check on this by looking at the product's features on You will notice the devotional below lists 'Reading Plans' under the Features list. 


Accessing and Completing Assignments

Follow these steps to go to your reading assignment for the day and to complete an assignment:

  • Select the reading plan icon on the toolbar.
  • Locate the plan you'd like to read and select 'Continue Reading' to begin the current assignment. (You can also select 'View Schedule' for more information about the assignment as seen in the second screenshot below.)

  • The first passage will open on the screen. Read through it and select 'Next' to move on to the next assignment. When you come to the end of the day's assigned reading, select 'Complete Reading' to mark the reading complete or 'Next Reading' to continue to the next day's assignment. Screenshot__103_.png


Plan Options

When you open a reading plan and select 'View Schedule', you will see the three-dot Options icon in the upper right corner. When you select this icon, you will get options to pin the reading plan to your device's Start menu, set a completion goal, set reminders, and check out more information regarding the plan.


Delete a Reading Plan

Follow these steps to delete a reading plan from within your app:

  • Select the reading plan icon on the toolbar.
  • Right click or tap and hold the plan you want to delete. 
  • Confirm you want to delete the plan by choosing 'Remove Plan'.

We hope this article has been helpful for you. If you have any further questions about the reading plan feature in the Windows app, please submit a ticket to our Support team. We are happy to help you!

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