Can no longer read the daily devotional in the app 1/5
What happened? I Can no longer read the daily devotional in the app.
Content great, app mediocre 3/5
The new app seems like a facelift with less functionality. The old one could be accessed offline like on a plane or another country without data; new one needs internet connection. Lately, the app does not update so I have to force my iPad to close it and reopen each time. The new app essentially requires a subscription. The devotionals are still good and the link to the daily bible verse has been maintained and is a plus.
Customer Support is terrible 1/5
My iTunes auto renewal happened in Nov. which I think is when the app changed and I have not had access since. Upper Room said they could not access my subscription. iTunes directed me to a company that no longer does the digital support for upper room and gave me a phone number to call but they only handle print subscriptions for Upper Room. I used to love the app. Now I am very disappointed and afraid to resubscribe for fear I will pay twice and still not have access. I would love to talk to a person.
What happened? 1/5
By Hate the NFL app
This used to be such a great app. I could download a digital copy of the same thing that was in print and ready any time any place without internet. This new version has me looking for a new app because I’ve lost everything I downloaded when they updated to this version. Now when I travel I have to find WiFi just to connect. This is NOT Good! The app is fluky as well, sometimes it tells me I have to log in and then when I do it says my password is wrong. The other annoying part is when i finally do get logged in 1/2 the time I have to exit out of the subscription screen that the app opens to. I just want my devotions. Please change the app back to the way it used to be! I’m searching for a New devotional the doesn’t require being on line to read every day.
Bring back the good version - some improvements 3/5
By Yo pt 2
Update 1/31/2018: Upper Room is making prior versions in PDF format available for access. This is helping restore what was lost but wish the active downloads I previously had were available. This does help though so updating my rating.
Original review - I can no longer access my prior download editions, which I like to refer back to in study and lost 3 months of a yearly subscription that I already purchased. Now that you register, the daily emails were great but what was lost is more significant. Trial subscription was only way I got temporary access. I won’t pay for issues already paid fo so I’m done for now. Hopefully issues will get fixed.
All is well! 5/5
By Pappy shorthair
E-version daily devotion is convenient. Thank you!
New Version is worse than old 1/5
Several complaints that have forced me to switch to another devotional app. In the new app they maintained the inability to switch view from vertical to horizontal yet changed so many things that kept me using the app.
When you open up the app it will not go to today’s devotional unless you close the app. The information about the author is minimal unless they want to link you to their blog. The new app allows social comments at the bottom which I find very distracting. If I want that type of interaction I will use Facebook. I’m sad because this has been a daily tradition for my husband and I for many years but won’t be using it in the future. Too many other great resources that are far superior in user friendliness.
Please update 1/5
Don’t know when you’re last upgrade was but November is what I’m getting in reviews. Not giving the yr. would like to download this app but reviews give me pause. When I start reading positive reviews, will consider paying for the app. Trying to do my part in the green department. So can you let me know what
“ Year” your last upgrade was. And can anybody out there in cyberspace tell me if it’s finally working again?? Thanks
App is fine but one issue 4/5
I enjoy the Upper Room app for daily devotions. However there is one issue. Purchasing the app via iTunes did not ever synch after 30 day trial and wasn’t recognized as a subscription. I had to get a refund via iTunes and then purchase the subscription directly from the Upper Room website. Now it works as expected. There is work needed by both the digital team of both Apple & the Upper Room to ensure synchronization occurs whether purchased in iTunes or via the Upper Room website.
App is not working. 1/5
App is not working. I pray they get it resolved soon.
Doesn’t work 2/5
I’ve had this app for several years & loved it. However, the past month or so it quit working. I’ve re-installed it & received all the updates—but still no luck. I’ve even contacted the developer, but nothing has helped. I’m very frustrated.
Can’t Access 2/5
I love the new format, but now after the last update I can’t access my daily devotions. Please fix as soon as possible.
Not working 1/5
Whatever they did, didn’t work. I can’t even get on my subscription now. It thinks I don’t have one but when I click on it, it shows when I bought it. This needs to be fixed quickly.
Need entire issue to read without wi-fi 1/5
By Rae Reviews
This app is not going to work for my needs. I need to be able to access the subscription as if it were in print. The Upper Room is a bi-monthly publication and very disappointed that I can not access reading when away. This is the reason for paying for e subscription.
Sad to say I feel ripped off.
Needs Work 3/5
The latest version works great for today’s devotional and previous devotionals. I love the ability to let my iPad read the devotional to me. What needs to be improved:
1. Like the previous app you should be able to read any content in the current bi-monthly magazine including questions in the back and any upcoming devotionals. I lead a Wednesday group using the Upper Room and need to look ahead to prepare my lesson before Wednesday each week. I also use the questions in the back for group discussion. This version of the app does not allow me to look ahead or see other content in the magazine. Please update to include these features and this will be a 5 star app.
Big disappointment 1/5
I have read and used the Upper room for years. For two years have used this app each day. It has always had some bugs and my subscription did not always renew even after it was paid but it did work. This new app is useless it has not worked since October does not allow me to use it. Please tell me why I cannot open the app. I have paid for the year via Apple.
I’m done 1/5
I have been reading the Upper Room for years starting when it was in print. With the current updates I cannot get into the daily devotional like I used too. I went to the site and it told me my subscription expired. I paid for a yearly, it went through, and I can’t get in. I went back and tried a monthly, it too went through and still cannot get in. I spent over 15 dollars trying to get my subscription renewed (didn’t know it expired in the middle of the month instead of the end of the month). and all I get is the screen showing me the monthly and yearly prices. I downloaded another devotional and I’m done with this one. I lost all my back issues, and I’m done trying to mess with it. The old format was wonderful, sorry to see it go.
The redesign of the App has greatly improved the user experience. The initial release had issues but it now seems stable. I have long enjoyed the Upper Room and with the redesigned app I now truly enjoy the mobile version.
Version 6.4 has serious issues on the iPhone 5. The article list does not show the date for each article. After selecting an article from the list the forward and back navigation arrows don't work properly. In page view mode the links to the Scriptures and the author information do not work properly. Landscape viewing also does not work on the page mode. I hope these issues can be resolved in the next version I really love reading the upper room on my iPhone.
New version is awful. Would give 0 stars if I could. 1/5
This “update” is horrible. I have now lost all previously downloaded issues, including favorite bookmarks, it does not allow me to download an issue of devotionals, and requires online access for the day, which doesn’t work for me—I travel to places where Wi-Fi and cell service is pretty dodgy and it has been those times I’ve loved my Upper Room app the most. I can’t think of one nice thing about the new version. I’ve been a subscriber for my iPhone for many years, but I’ll be canceling my subscription and requesting a refund and looking for a devotional magazine app that is more user friendly for those of us who travel and aren’t always online. I don’t want social engagement of pretty picturesI want an everyday view from another Christian that I can reflect on. It looks pretty but all real functionality and fundamentals of what make The Upper Room so special are now gone.
Don't buy 1/5
This isn't what it use to be. Doesn't work right and tech support doesn't help. Says same thing over and over. Waste of money beware.
Amazing update! 5/5
I’ve downloaded the recent update, and it’s so much better than the last version. The interactive features make this a powerful devotional companion. I listen to the audio version every morning now after receiving my push notification. And I can bookmark or share content with my friends and family.
Somebody needs to learn to write code. 1/5
I happily used the Upper Room app for a year, until my subscription renewed for November, 2017. After it “renewed,” I was unable to download the November/December edition. The app updated shortly after, but only recognized me as having a 30 day trial subscription - not the year that I had just been renewed for. After a few more days, the app updated again but now, after opening it, it closes after about 15 seconds. Every single time.
A wretched app has ruined a great devotional series.
Update: Since I posted this review, they’ve pushed out another update. If I log in after opening the app (trying to access all the features I subscribed to get), the app still crashes and closes. Every single time.
Someone needs to learn how to write code.
The app got an upgrade this week. Can’t access the publication. Screen goes white no matter what you are trying to find. Too bad. The previous version was fine. Now I’m thinking of going back to print, but want my money back first. Missed the first half of November already.
Works great after new update! 5/5
By Lawrence Runner
When I first downloaded this, I could not open to the current daily devotion. Since updating yesterday though, the app works great! Just what I need to start my day right
OK...until you register 2/5
I was delighted to find this app so that I could easily read the Upper Room without my glasses and in the dark on my iPad. I was disappointed,however, to find that once I attempted to register /sign in to the service, it would no longer run. Starting the app would result in a white screen for about 15 seconds followed by the app simply disappearing from the screen. I Uninstaller and reinstalled, and now can continue to read the daily devotional, but nothing more. Serves my purpose, but needs work.
Can’t access new app 1/5
Once November rolled around the app no longer works. What is going on. Can we get a refund.
Ruined a perfectly good app 1/5
Crashes on attempts to log in. Doesn’t go past today’s reading and crashes if one tries to go back a few days to review or catch up. I’ll be cancelling this subscription. They gave up substance for glitz and now it just plain doesn’t work.
Doesn’t work 1/5
By BM iPad 3
I have done 2 uninstall reinstalls with no change . This app is useless. I am 53 and have had the upper room since I was 5. I will keep my hard copy subscription I am calling for a refund on the e version . Totally worthless
Doesn’t Work 1/5
This app is an abysmal failure. Forced to give a one star, should be zero. The devotionals show but will not open. Asked support for help and received no response. Well done upper room, we just canceled our subscription.
Latest update (11/8) fixed issue with inability to see full text to the devotions. Everything seems to be working fine now. Thanks.
Please fix the app! 1/5
This has been one of my favorite devotional books. I’m so very disappointed it no longer works. Was very excited to hear the update would open to the current day, but it doesn’t. In fact I can’t open any day! PLEASE FIX IT! I miss hearing from God through this little, but once-powerful devotional. Praying for the techies who are working on it!
Update ripped me off 2/5
By Lisa (a mom)
I’ve already bought a subscription and now the update wants to charge me again. No thanks. Can’t even open the devotional anyhow. Awful and really disappointed because I used that devotional almost every day. But I’m not paying twice
November 2017 1/5
Where is Nov./Dec. 2017?
Nov/Dec 2017 version isn’t working. 1/5
Very disappointed that I cannot access the iPhone version at this time. Can someone please fix it. Thanks a bunch!!!
Please fix 1/5
Ops, I don’t have my new issue for November. I have received The Upper Room electronically since 2012 on my iPad. Since it’s not time to renew I am still owed several issues. I think I received an email awhile back about a new updated version coming with this issue. What is going on???
Was my Favorite devotional 1/5
For years, I have picked up hard copies at church. I decided to go green and try the electronic version. I love it. There are links to the extra bible verses and to information associated to the text. Each daily devotional is written by a different person from all over the world. It makes each devotional unique.
Yesterday I downloaded the update. Now I am unable to open on my IPad please fix:(
I can no longer download the devotional. It says there is no longer an email account associated with my account. I have sent a message, but have had no response. Please advise.
I will probably go back to the paper copy. Thank you for the years of enjoyment
Won't Renew 2/5
As you have shown no interest in improving this Ap will not renew
Content excellent-app clunky, awkward 2/5
Needs work! Does not remember last place read, no date on article listing, must scroll or flip many pages to find correct place.
Definitely Needs Improvement 2/5
It would be nice to have the ability to access the daily devotional without having to scroll through the pages. Not user friendly at all. Probably won't renew my subscription if this doesn't change.
Good Idea, Bad Delivery 2/5
If this product would just be delivered in Kindle format that would cure pretty much everything wrong with this app. Looks pretty but not functional. Won't save your place where you left off. Tried it won't renew.
Not user friendly 1/5
I'm very disappointed over paying a yearly subscription of $10. This app is not user friendly. You cannot access the devotional of the day by use of dates. You have to scroll up and down and hope you get near the date you need to read. In addition, you cannot access the daily verse that is part of the daily devotional. There is no link for it. All of this for a $10 yearly subscription? Accessing the " lite " version was easier not to mention free! Very disappointed.
When you press the icons nothing happens. Use the devotional on iPhone
Needs some work 2/5
When I open the app and choose the current issue, I would like that day's devotional to come up.
Pretty good; could use some improvement 3/5
Like other reviews, I say it would be nice to have the app remember the last devotional read, so when it comes up for another reading, you don't have to start from scratch and scroll to try and locate the current day. A calendar or "jump to" feature would be terrific. Why aren't they addressing these issues and making improvements?
Another problem I'm having with the app is that if I can't get on-line through Wi-Fi or cellular, then it's not possible to use the hyperlink to the Bible verse that is to be read. I have versions of the Bible on my iPad and iPhone, but it's rather inconvenient to switch apps to read them, then return to this app for the reason stated above. It would seem simple to embed the small amount of Bible text into the downloaded version of the Upper Room rather than depending on the Internet to provide it.
Love UR - hate this app 1/5
This app is very difficult to use. Don't bother. Read it online or grab a print copy. I'm trying to figure out how to cancel so I don't have to pay for it again.
Difficult to use! 1/5
By Pastor Nat
If this is a DAILY devotion, the app should remember / go directly to today instead of the cover! Every other book / reading app can remember where you were last reading when re-opening the app! Also, how are the bookmarks accessed later? Would it be so hard to add in the referenced scriptures? Could you give us the ability highlight at least?
Great devotional but app needs work 3/5
By Alabama Lamb
Having read the print version of the UR for years I thought it would be convenient to have an e-version on my phone so I downloaded the app. It was nice to have a link to the Bible verse for the day via the on- page hyperlink without going to my Bible or a Bible app. However, that feature, as well as all other linked content, stopped working suddenly, possibly due to the latest iOS update. Also, as others have noted, the entries are not dated in the index view and you must open the pages and scroll through to find today's date. The bookmark feature does not work and it doesn't open where you left off. Finally, the app must be accessed via the magazine app and is not directly accessible from the home screen. I will go back to the print version when this subscription expires.
I'm not sure why I daily have to re-down load my booklet. It takes spongy about a minutes but it is a hassle. Why can this app act like an e-reader keeping booklet down loaded and keeping my place for each day. It's a Hassle having to flip Thursday many pages trying to find the day I left off. I had The UpperRoom for almost20 yrs and decided. I wanted to go electronic but now I wished I'd never down loaded the app. Please fix the bugs or give better instructions on how to get around he inconvenience.
Great App but... 4/5
Really great app. But something happened to the text & background. Very hard to read. Text size OK. But the text is extremely light. Please fix! Otherwise, I really like the app & look forward to reading it everyday.
Very Good Digital Adaptation of an Excellent Devotional 5/5
The Upper Room has been an important devotional for three generations of my family. I appreciate being able to view the both as it appears in the printed version, the text only version that is easy on my older eyes and the links to Bible passages and references. Thank you!