Notes - Create on Android

Updated 9 months ago by Wayne L Harms

Creating a note with a Bible reference
  1. On the READ page, select the verse(s) for which you want to create a note
    • Just select anywhere in the verse to underline it
  2. A pop-up menu will appear
  3. Select NOTE (you may need to scroll left or right)
  4. Type the notes content in  What would you like to say?
    1.  To change the privacy status, select the down arrow behind Private Note at the top menu
      • Private Note will make it only available to you​
      • Friends Only will make it available only to your YouVersion Friends
      • Public Note will make it available to everyone, in community notes 
    2. Select + ADD VERSE to add additional Bible references
      1. Select the reference you want to add from the menu (just like selecting verse in Read)
      2. Select check mark at the bottom right to add
    3. Select the color you want your note to be highlighted. Scroll the color bar for more colors
      1. Select the three dots for custom color (on far right)
      2. Select anywhere in box for custom color and then pick SELECT to enable color in verses
  5. Select SAVE
  6. Note will be saved on our servers under your account 
  7. If you do not want to save, then select the back arrow at the top left menu
  8. Reader Verse Indicator
    • When you save a note you will get a square box icon around the verse number
    • This is to indicate you have some action selected in these verses if you have no color selected
    • Select this icon to take you directly to the note for viewing or editing
    • The verse indicator and note will only show up in the translation you created the note
Creating a note without a Bible reference
  1. Select your initials or profile picture in top menu
  • You may need to select More in main menu first
  1. Select Notes
  2. Select the pencil icon in the top menu bar
  3. Follow the same procedure as listed above
Using Notes Offline

You can create view edit a note offline with the following restrictions

  • All the saving is on your phone only
  • Your home feed won't be updated so you won't find the notes there

Go back online as soon as possible so that

  • Everything is updated
  • The notes will be saved to our server for display on all your devices connected to the account
Offline creation from a Bible verse of a downloaded version
  1. you can create and save the note (to your device only)
    1. You won't see the square indicator around the verse number
    2. When invoking the Related option, nothing will show up.
  2. But when you go to your list of notes, you will find the note and you will be able to edit and save the note again,
Offline creation from the Notes list
  1. You will be able to create, view, and edit the note.
  2. You can add a verse (from a downloaded version) or save the note
  3. Your home feed won't be updated so you won't find it there until you update online

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