How to download all owned resources?

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Jeremiah | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 15 2019 1:03 PM

Just reinstalled on an Android tablet I had to wipe.

There was a <download all> button for my library, I clicked that and stuff started downloading.

Checked in on it a couple hours later and it had stopped.  Not much was downloaded.

I started selecting individual items because that wonderful <download all> button was gone.

Is there a command line command we can type to force this to happen or some other trick to get that button to come back up?

I've got the space on the device btw.

Thanks in advance,


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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 2:35 PM

The Download All option is not available for the entire library in Android.

However you can download multiple resources by category.  For example, if I go to Library on my Android phone and enter in the word "version" it lists just about all of my English Bible versions and the "Download All" button is now available for these specific resources.

You can also type in other keywords to "narrow down" the books listed in Library so that the "Download All" button displays.

However, Faithlife does not recommend downloading many hundreds or thousands of resources locally on iOS/Android devices.  This is because in the rare case that something goes wrong and the app get corrupt, a fresh install is sometimes the only solution.  Then it will take a long time to download those resources again.

We have made much more functionality available offline than previously was the case, but full functionality is still only available online.  Because of this, some books are less useful offline.  Downloading these books may take up significant space on your device, but not offer much benefit in return.

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Jeremiah | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 3:09 PM

Ah I must have seen the <download all> when I had something selected and didn't understand it meant <download all (of these related resources)>

Thanks for the reply.

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