Looking for a Bible for Apple Watch

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I have seen quite a few Bible apps for the Apple Watch. However, I also have trouble using them with voice over. Has anyone found one that works well and is accessible? Thank you.

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Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Monday, June 8, 2015

I can't speak for the VO accessibility functionality on the Apple Watch; however, on an iPhone 5 it's great. This app gives you many, many versions and multiple foreign languages, too. Also, the amount of reading plans and topical Bible study options are countless. In the last update, the app announced support for the Apple Watch.

Enjoy.

Submitted by kjw810 on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Thank you so much for your response. I tried the youversion app on the watch because it does work well on my iPhone 5S, but it doesn't seem to work with VO at all, at least I haven't figured out how to make it work.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I just checked the App store to confirm that this app has Apple Watch integration and I was correct. Perhaps there is some accessibility-related issue with VO? Maybe you can get some sighted assistance to discover what is going on? Perhaps a fellow Apple Watch/YouVersion user can further help here.

I certainly hope you can figure out the issues.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Based on your comment above, I assume that you have given the iDevice permission to utilize the Bible app on the Watch? I think you have to do this via the apple watch app on the iDevice.

Submitted by kjw810 on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In reply to by Roxann Pollard

That's right. I will probably have to do that. That may be why I couldn't get it working! Thank you!

Submitted by kjw810 on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In reply to by kjw810

Well, I re-installed that yourversion Bible and it didn't say anything about the watch needing permission, but the watchis still not letting me get past profile, notifications, verse of the day and trending. I have double-tapped on all of these with no success. I even had the Bible open and reading on my phone. Thank you so much for your patience with me.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

If I understand things correctly, the permission must be given for the YouVersion app via the Apple Watch app on the iPhone. I don't think permission is granted inside the YouVersion app.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I just checked one of the Apple Watch 101 Podcasts that talked about removing apps from the Apple Watch. He did go to the My Watch tab, located the app he wished to remove, and then double tapped it. Once inside, he double tapped on the on/off button and it removed the app from his watch. So, of course, the reverse is true. In order to get your YouVersion Bible app onto the watch, this is the process you need.

HTH

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hello kjw810

I just re-read our conversation and realized that you already have the app on the watch but it's problems with VO that you are having. I apologize for my confusion. I wish I could get my hands on this one for you. But, until I have a watch, unfortunately, I don't know that I'll be of any more help to you. Hopefully someone else from the forum will chime in soon.

I have the app opened on the apple watch and all i see is where you turn it on or off on the apple watch and how it is set up in glances. I haven't seen anything about permission in there either.

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