Suggestion: Download & Indexing Options for Metered Connections and Battery

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DivineCordial | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Dec 17 2016 6:04 AM

Problem #1: When someone frequently uses both metered and non-metered connections (for example: when at home there are no bandwidth limitations, but when on the go someone uses hotspot sharing with their iPad or iPhone or other device, which has limitations on bandwidth). This causes either (a) their bandwidth being used up by Logos updates and resource downloads or (b) the person has to frequently change the setting in Logos to automatically download updates or not.

Problem #2: Laptop users are frequently on battery only, so when Logos downloads updates and then starts indexing it uses a significant amount of battery life (which is also potentially draining the quality of the battery as well).

Suggested Solution #1: Add an option for metered connections. Preferably the ability to detect which networks are in use so that they can be configured individually. So if the user is at home without a metered connection, Logos will automatically download updates, but if the user is on say their iPad or iPhone hotspot connection, Logos will automatically defer updates until later, or ask the user if they would like to install them.

Suggested Solution #2: Add an option to automatically defer indexing when running on battery.

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William Gabriel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 17 2016 6:23 AM

Good suggestions. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 17 2016 4:49 PM

DivineCordial:
This causes either (a) their bandwidth being used up by Logos updates and resource downloads or (b) the person has to frequently change the setting in Logos to automatically download updates or not.

Or (c) quit Logos, turn off Wi-Fi, launch Logos, and click "Offline"

Personally take a MacBook Air (MBA) to weekly bible studies. When at home, have Wi-Fi turned on when launching Logos, which allows sync along with resource updates and indexing (along with charging batteries). Before leaving home, quit Logos, turn off Wi-Fi (so MBA lacks network connection), launch Logos and click "Offline". At weekly studies, have option of connecting Wi-Fi, which has no effect on "offline" Logos.

Other option for offline use is launching Logos followed quickly by holding ctrl/cmd to bring up login dialog so can click "offline"

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 17 2016 5:05 PM

I don't think option (c) is a good choice. I have to do option (c) every time I buy a book. It's painful re-loading a serious layout. Easier to just wait a few weeks for several books, or forego the purchase.  Right now, I'm waiting for the Bible Collection ship.

I used to use my ipad to pull purchases in-between Logos re-starts, but that's getting too iffy.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 17 2016 5:14 PM

Denise:
I don't think option (c) is a good choice. I have to do option (c) every time I buy a book. It's painful re-loading a serious layout.

Option (c) is a work around since Logos and Verbum applications do not have an airplane mode to pause online usage. When connected online, these applications assume network is usable.

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