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What Bible translations are used across BiOY?

BiOY uses the New International Version (NIVUK), with some references to particular passages of Eugene Peterson’s The Message.

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How can I change my Edition?

If you would like to switch to a different Edition of the Bible In One Year plan you can find this in the Settings menu.

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What is the structure of a day’s content?

Each day consists of the theme of the day, a wisdom passage (Psalm or Proverb), passages from the new and the old testament. After each reading Nicky provides a commentary and prayer reflection.

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I’m not able to play the audio, what should I do?

Ensure you are using the latest version of the app, then try switching editions and then return again to your preferred edition.

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How long are audio files stored on my phone?

You can adjust how many days of audio are stored on your device. Tap on Menu > Settings > Audio Downloads. Move the red circle along the line to adjust the number of days of audio that remain saved on your device.

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What additional functionality can I expect over the coming weeks?

Dark mode, auto downloads of audio commentary, progress tracking, content sharing.

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How do I manually delete audio files that are saved to my device?

Swipe right on the relevant day from the list view and tap the bin icon.

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How do I stop my device auto-downloading audio files?

Auto downloads can be managed in Settings, under the the ‘Audio Downloads’ section.

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Can I listen to audio offline?

There are two ways of listening to audio offline.

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How can I find out how many days audio are stored on my phone?

In the settings you can see how many audio files are downloaded under 'manage audio'

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What happens to my audio files if I change edition?

Audio files are deleted if you change which edition your device is accessing. You can still download the audio files manually by swiping right on the day from the list view and tapping the download icon.

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If I delete an audio file, can I ever get it back?

You can download audio files at any time manually by swiping right on the day from the list view and clicking the download icon that appears.

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Do I have to download an audio file to listen to it?

No, you can stream the audio over Wi-Fi or using data if you prefer.

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How can I skip through different sections of the audio?

For Classic and Express editions of BiOY, the skip function on the audio player cycles through each section of the audio.

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Can I receive BiOY via email?

Yes! You can sign up to receive the BiOY Classic commentary from the homepage

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What languages is BiOY available in?

Currently, the classic edition of BiOY is available is Arabic, English, Chinese, Hindi and Spanish. Audio is currently only available in English, with Chinese and Hindi to follow.

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How do I access the new app Menu?

Swipe right from the left of your screen. This gives you access to selecting which day you would like to read or listen to.

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Can I change the start date?

If you would like to change the date you selected to start the BiOY reading plan you will need to either reset you app data or re-install the app

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Why have you updated the app?

We needed to move the app to a new platform to enable us to add more functionality and quality-of-life improvements that were not possible in the legacy BiOY app. Simply put, in order to improve the app, we had to rebuild it from the bottom up.

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How can I donate via the app?

Thank you for considering giving toward BiOY, you can donate through the app menu or here on the BiOY site - Click 'donate'.

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Does this really contain the whole bible?

Yes, the entire bible is covered in the BiOY, each day a you'll read part of the Old Testmant, a Psalm or Proverb, and part of the New Testament.

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I missed a day, can I change the day I am on?

If you would like to change which day’s BiOY commentary you are reading, for example if you missed a day and want to catch up, you can swipe right from the left hand side of the screen of your phone/tablet, and select a different day from the list.

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Why can I not read ahead?

BiOY is updated daily to keep material fresh and relevant. You cannot read the current year’s Bible in One Year commentary ahead simply because it has not been written/uploaded yet.

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Can I change the day I am on?

If you would like to change the date you selected to start the BiOY reading plan you can swipe right from the left hand side of the screen of your phone/tablet, and select a different date from the list.

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What editions are available?

In addition to the BiOY Classic edition (which takes around 25 minutes) there is also an option to do an Express edition (which takes 10-12 minutes) or the Youth edition (which is co-hosted by Toby Stokes, a member of the HTB Youth team).

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Whose voices am I hearing in the audio tracks?

Bible readings have been provided by David Suchet. Other voices that you might hear include Nicky and Pippa Gumbel and Toby Stokes, a part of the Youth Alpha team.

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Can I synchronise the BiOY app between my phone and tablet?

Not yet. There is currently no way to sync your progress through BiOY, although this is a feature that is being considered for 2021.

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Will the BiOY automatically reset after I complete Day 365?

For those that are a few weeks behind and are worried they’ll lose access to the commentaries, be assured that you need to complete all of the days before the app resets back to Day 1.

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Is it the commentary the same every year?

The majority of the content will be the same with small updates each year.

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Can I speed up/slow down the speed of the audio devotion?

Yes! After tapping the ‘Play’ button on your devotion, you will notice a 1x in the top left corner of the expanded audio player. Tap this to cycle through the playback speeds: 1x, 1.2x, 1.5x, 1.8x, 2x, 0.8x and then round again to 1x etc

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How can I mark a devotion as unread/read?

Included in v.8.3.3 is the ability to mark a devotion day as unread/read. To mark as unread, swipe right on the day from the list view and tap the ‘rewind’ icon that appears next to the download/bin icon. To mark as read, swipe right on the day from the list view and tap the 'tick' icon that appears next to the download/bin icon.

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Can I track my reading progress per section of the devotion?

With the latest version of the app, your reading progress is automatically tracked as your read through each day’s devotion. You will see a red bar appear on the day list view under the title of the day for each section of the devotion that you read. If you are following the devotion plan, but only reading one section of it this year (e.g. a whole year of just the Old Testament), you can mark a day as ‘Done’ from the list view by swiping right on the day from the list view and tap the ’Tick’ icon that appears next to the download/bin icon.

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Can I jump between sections of the devotion without having to scroll?

With the latest version of the app, you can tap any of the sections presented under ‘Today’s Reading’ to quickly jump to that section. We have also built a navigation menu that sits above the ‘Play’ icon. Tap this ‘book’ icon and then any section you wish to jump to.

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Can I share a devotion with a friend?

Yes! We would absolutely love you do this and encourage someone who might need to hear from God through the devotions and commentaries. To find the link, tap the ‘book’ icon on the day you wish to share and then the ‘share’ icon in the bottom left hand corner of the popup that appears. You will then be able to select how you wish to share it, whether directly into a text message or email, or by copying the link and pasting it where you wish.

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Help, my app is 'locking’ and ‘bouncing’ in certain screens and pieces of content.

The latest version of the app has improvements to help users distinguish between sections and reflect on what they have been reading. To continue reading, swipe up to read the next section.

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What do the symbols mean in my list view?

There are up to four symbols you might see on the list view. A red ‘tick’ within a circle: The devotion has been marked as completed. Book icon: The grey bars next to it turn red to give you an indication of your reading progress through the devotion. Speaker icon: The day’s audio has been downloaded. Broadcast icon: The day’s audio will be streamed live using your Wi-Fi or cellular data.

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