FAQ – Daily Teachings App for iPhone

Here we share with you the most popular questions we are asked.

Before submitting a query to us, please read the questions and answers contained in the sections below. Click on each section to view questions and the individual answers.

INSTALLATION & SYNCING

How do I install the Daily Teachings app?
If you have bought the Daily Teachings App using the App Store function of your iPhone, the app will download and install automatically. If you have bought the app from the iTunes Store on your Mac/PC, you will need to connect your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch to the computer that you are synced with, launch iTunes and then Sync your device.

I have installed the app, but I cannot see the icon.
Check that the icon is not on another page of your home-screen, often the device can scatter new apps across multiple home screens. If you cannot find the app, try connecting to your Mac/PC, launch iTunes, and re-sync your device.

I accidentally deleted the app off my iPhone, how do I restore it?
Connect your device to your Mac/PC and check that the App is selected in the Applications tab list of apps, then re-sync your device. You can also access the App Store on your device, search for The Secret Daily Teachings, and you should be able to re-download the app free of charge. The App Store should recognise that you have already purchased the app.

How do I change the starting date?
The starting calendar date (Day 1) is set based on the install date of the app. To reset the starting date of Daily Teachings, go to the app’s Settings (which is the little wheel cog located in the footer of the app). In the middle of the Settings screen, beneath the install date, you will find a button labelled “Change Calendar Start Date.” Click on that button and set the date to today’s date if you wish to return to Day 1, or any other date to continue from the day of your choice. Click on the blue Settings in the top left of screen and then the blue Done, again at top left to save this new starting date.

How do I get more Daily Teachings passages?
You can choose to purchase a further year of Daily Teachings via the SETTINGS menu within the app.

How do I begin the new Daily Teachings passages that I bought?
The Daily Teachings app is designed to roll over to the new year of teachings once the current year is finished. You can tell how far into the year you are by checking the Day number in the right hand column of the today’s message. Once that number reaches 365, the next day will be the first day of the new year’s Teachings. If you wish to move ahead to the new year’s teachings immediately, you need to adjust the starting date of the app. Open up Settings, which is the little wheel cog appearing bottom right in the footer of the app. In the middle of the Settings screen, there is an app install date. Beneath the install date, you will find a button labelled “Change Calendar Start Date.” Click on that button and set the date to yesterday’s date (whatever day you are doing this, just make it the month and day that is yesterday to you), and then the year to last year. After that, click “Settings” up in the top left corner, and then click “Done” also in the top left corner. This should take you back into the Teachings, but now you will see a brand new teaching, and the day in the bottom right column will read Day 366. Your Daily Teachings should continue on with a new year’s worth for the next 365 days.

How do I get updates for the app?
Updates will be posted on the App Store, and can be updated via the Updates function within the App Store once you log in on your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. A small red badge on the App Store icon on your home screen will indicate when there are updates available.

How do I gift the Daily Teachings app to a friend?
You can gift an app to a friend when you visit the iTunes store on your computer. Simply locate the Daily Teachings app and click the downward arrow next to the price and select Gift This App in the pop-up menu. Then simply fill in the email address of your intended recipient and write a message if you wish. You can also send gift certificates and vouchers on the iTunes store via the Buy iTunes Gift Cards section, and allow your recipient to select the app or product of his or her choosing.

USER INTERFACE

How do I navigate through the days?
Flick left or right on the screen to navigate forwards/backwards through the days of Teachings. If the page bounces, it indicates you have reached the start/end of Teachings.

How do I view text that is longer than the screen?
Swipe the screen up and down to scroll down pages that are longer than one screen.

How do I return to the current day?
Double-tap on the screen or use the HOME icon on the toolbar menu.

How do I access the App Settings?
Single-tap the screen to reveal the toolbar menu. In the bottom-right corner of the toolbar is a gears icon. Tap on this to access the SETTINGS page.

How do I view and hide menus?
A single tap on screen shows the toolbar menu. A single tap with the toolbar visible, will hide the toolbar.

How do I change the text size?
The default display size can be set via the SETTINGS page. There are two settings, small (default) and large.

How do I view a random Teaching?
Simply shake your iPhone when viewing a Daily Teachings passage to go to a random day. (NB. You may need to confirm that Shake Randomiser is enabled on the SETTINGS page.)

How do I turn off Shake Randomizer?
You can disable Shake Randomizer via the Settings menu.

FEATURES & MENUS

Can I share a Daily Teachings passage?
Yes. You can share a passage via the SHARE menu, second from the left in the toolbar. You can also snapshot the page using the in-built iPhone screen capture function, by pressing the HOME SCREEN button and POWER button simultaneously. The resulting screen capture will be saved to your Camera Roll in your pictures library.

How do I email a friend a Teachings passage?
You can email the currently viewed Daily Teaching passage via the SHARE function of the Toolbar menu, either as a screen graphic (Email this Teaching), or as plain text.

Can I post a Daily Teachings passage to Twitter or Facebook?
You can share the full screen graphic as a Twitter or Facebook image via the Share menu (second from the left in the toolbar) and then click on Share at the top of the dropdown menu. You will be offered a choice of social media platforms, mail or message.

To post as text only (not the full screen graphic), unfortunately we are no longer able to offer this service directly as Facebook does not permit plain text from an app to be automatically pasted into your wall as a post. However, as a work around, you can use the EMAIL AS PLAIN TEXT function in the SHARE MENU, and either email to yourself or use the text in the mail window to cut’n’paste the passage into your wall or as a post/tweet. This will work for Facebook, although many of the Daily Teachings messages exceed the character limit for Twitter.

Why can’t I share a Daily Teachings passage on Facebook anymore?
The Daily Teachings app has been designed to allow you to share a teaching on your Facebook status. Periodically, Facebook and other social media platforms alter the way their interface works with external applications and this can have the effect of disconnecting older versions of apps from their platform. For example, Facebook no longer permits plain text from an app to be pasted into your wall as a post. You can, however, post full screen graphic images from an app. Check to see if there is an update available for Daily Teachings as this may allow you to share with Facebook as intended.

How do I search for a keyword?
You can search for a keyword in any of the available Daily Teachings passages using the SEARCH function, in the centre of the Toolbar menu.

How do I bookmark a favorite Teaching?
You can bookmark the currently displayed Daily Teaching passage via the BOOKMARKS function on the Toolbar menu. Select BOOKMARK CURRENT from the pop-up menu, then enter a comment, and press SAVE. If no comment is added, it will be left blank.

How do I view my bookmarks?
You can access saved Daily Teachings via the BOOKMARKS function on the Toolbar menu. When selected, you will be presented with a list of bookmarked passages. Tap on the desired passage to view.

How do I edit/delete bookmarks?
To edit/delete a bookmark, go to the VIEW BOOKMARKS option in the BOOKMARKS menu. From there, select EDIT in the bottom-left corner. To delete a bookmark, tap on the red symbol on the left of the passage you wish to delete. To edit the comments, tap on the arrow on the right, next to the passage you wish to edit.

How do I access the web page?
To access the web page, go to the SHARE menu and click on the Visit www.thesecret.tv button. To access the web, you need to be in range of a cellular data network, or in a wireless network hotspot that you have access to, and have wireless activated on your device.

How do I set an alert to remind me to view my Daily Teachings?
You can set an alert to remind you to read Daily Teachings via the SETTINGS page, under SET DAILY TEACHINGS ALERTS. You can set either a single set time per day, or a random notification during a set time period.

How do I cancel an alert?
Alert settings are cancelled via the SETTINGS page, under SET DAILY TEACHINGS ALERTS

I set an alert but it is not working. What can I do to fix this?
First check if there is an update available for this app. Earlier versions of the app contained a slightly more complicated process to set alerts and this has been simplified in subsequent updates. Once you have updated. Try setting your alert via the SETTINGS page once again.

If you are unable to download an update and you are using an older version of the app (1.6 or earlier) on iPhone / iPad, try following these instructions: within the app, select the SETTINGS menu. Scroll down and select SET DAILY TEACHINGS ALERTS. Choose between SCHEDULED ALERTS or RANDOM ALERTS, slide the slider across to the green (on) position and choose your times. Now click on the blue SETTINGS tab top left of screen. Finally, click on the blue DONE tab top left of screen. The alarm times are not fully implemented until you have clicked the DONE tab to lock in your preferences.

How do I change the scheduled or random alert sound?
There is currently only one alert sound available and it depends upon the version of the app that you are using. On version 1.6 or earlier, this sound features a whispering voice. On version 1.7 or later, the alert sound is more of an alarm. If you want to change from the whispering voice alert sound, check to see if there is an update of the app available.

SETTINGS

How do I view the copyright information?
A full copyright disclaimer can be found in SETTINGS at the top of the page.

How do I change the starting date?
The starting calendar date (Day 1) is set based on the install date of the app. To reset the starting date of Daily Teachings, go to the app’s Settings (which is the little wheel cog located in the footer of the app). In the middle of the Settings screen, beneath the install date, you will find a button labelled “Change Calendar Start Date.” Click on that button and set the date to today’s date if you wish to return to Day 1, or any other date to continue from the day of your choice. Click on the blue Settings in the top left of screen and then the blue Done, again at top left to save this new starting date.

How do I get more Daily Teachings passages?
You can choose to purchase a further year of Daily Teachings via the SETTINGS menu within the app.

How do I change the text size?
The default display size can be set via the SETTINGS page. There are two settings, small (default) and large.

How do I view a random Teaching?
Simply shake your iPhone when viewing a Daily Teachings passage to go to a random day. (NB. You may need to confirm that Shake Randomizer is enabled on the SETTINGS page.)

How do I turn off Shake Randomizer?
You can disable Shake Randomizer via the Settings menu.

How do I set an alert to remind me to view my Daily Teachings?
You can set an alert to remind you to read Daily Teachings via the SETTINGS page, under SET DAILY TEACHINGS ALERTS. You can set either a single set time per day, or a random notification during a set time period.

How do I cancel an alert?
Alarm settings are cancelled via the SETTINGS page, under SET DAILY TEACHINGS ALERTS

 

OTHER

The Daily Teachings app has just started crashing after I click on the icon to launch. How do I fix this?
This fault is occurring for some people on older Apple operating systems. If this is happening to you, we recommend you update your device to iOS 9.3 or later in order to successfully launch the app whenever you choose.

When my year of Daily Teachings is complete, do I have to pay to keep using the app?
No. You can restart your Daily Teachings from Day 1 and repeat the year by resetting your starting calendar date. The starting calendar date (Day 1) is set based on the install date of the app. To reset the starting date of Daily Teachings, you need to connect your device to iTunes on your Mac/PC, and un-tick the Daily Teachings app from the list, then re-sync your device. This will delete the app from your device. Then you can re-tick the Daily Teachings app in the list, re-sync and it will re-install the app on your device. The starting day will be reset to the current day.You can do this indefinitely, or you can purchase an additional 365 Daily Teachings via the SETTINGS menu.

Is the Daily Teachings app a subscription service?
No, it is not a subscription service. You do not have to pay periodically to keep using this App. You can start your year over or you can purchase an additional year. But the app and the Teachings are yours to use indefinitely.

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