The definition of synchronization (sync for short) is, the coordination of events to keep them in time. One of the most underrated and important features of the Olive Tree Bible App is the sync feature. If you’re not familiar with syncing, here are five things you need to know about sync:

Sync Between Devices

In the Olive Tree Bible App, sync includes your notes, highlights, tags, saved passages, book ribbons, reading plans, and categories (collectively called annotations). This means that if you have the Bible App on multiple devices, your annotations will be transferred between devices so you always have access to them. For example, if you highlight a verse on your phone, that same highlight will be present on your tablet. If you are taking notes on your laptop, you can access those same notes on your phone.

Don’t Lose Your Stuff

Whether it’s in water or on a hard surface, one of the worst feelings is dropping your device.  The thought of losing it and all of your important data can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the sync feature ensures that all of your annotations from the Olive Tree Bible App aren’t gone forever. Whether you’re switching devices or trying to recover your data from a broken device, Olive Tree sync gives you the assurance that your annotations are secure on the cloud and available any time you sync.

Up-To-Date Reading Plans

Sync also works for your reading plan. When you use a free reading plan in the app, you can switch between devices and sync will ensure that your plan is updated with your current progress. Whether it’s phone, tablet, or computer, you will always be up-to-date and ready to pick up where you left off.

 Sync Is Free

Sync is totally free with no storage limitations, but you do need to have an Olive Tree account to utilize sync. Once you have an account, you can log in with that account on up to five devices and your Olive Tree Bible apps will stay in sync on your various devices. If you are currently using the app and haven’t created an account, you can do it here.

Manual or Automatic

If you’re logged into the Olive Tree Bible App with your account, sync is set to automatically update whenever you edit or make a new annotation. You have the option to turn this setting to manual or leave it on automatic. For more info on sync or to change this setting, click the link below for your device:




  1. I use this feature daily and love it! I can read through my reading plan on the train into the city, continue on my iPhone in a busy station and pick up from where I left off on my laptop. Best feature ever!

  2. Donald Keiffer Reply

    I use it at home and then at church on sundays with our church wifi never lose anything. Great function.

  3. SAmuel merete Reply

    I am using the olive tree app to read the nkjv bible while listening to a dramatized audio version using another app. This makes reading the bible easier and interesting than just reading alone or just listening alone. Thanks for the olive tree app. I hope that I can finish reading and listening to the bible this time.

  4. Anne Smith Reply

    I tried to create an Olive Tree account, but it kept coming back with “invalid account”. What’s up?

  5. Dale Gooding Reply

    Is there a way to sync my reading? I may being reading on my Macbook but when I go to my iPad or iPhone, the text I was reading doesn’t come up but wherever I was last, say John 4…
    Even if I manually sync the 2nd device doesn’t go to where I last read from on the 1st device.
    Is this even possible?

  6. Ayomide Adeyemi Reply

    The sync function is really good! But I have a myriad of notes backed up on the cloud storage. Is there a way I can move them to an external storage cloud so that I can save space on my device and start with new notes?

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