ABOUT DOWNLOADING WITH iSaveIt
Using any application from any online source carries risks, and may not be successful with a particular device. This app no longer offers tech support, and is suggested only as a way to do something normally impossible with an iPhone. The current Audio Committee has had no problems with it.
- Go to the App store on your iPhone. Tap on the "Search" icon at the bottom of the screen (second icon from the right).
- Type "iSaveIt" into the text box at the top of the page. Ignore the suggestions until the only one is "isaveit" - that's the one you tap.
- The app is free and will be installed if you tap the "Get" button. You may need to enter your AppleID and password. Only the App store sees that.
- When it's installed, the "Open" button will appear. Tapping that puts the iSaveIt icon on one of your Home screens and opens the app.
- Ignore the suggested "download websites", and instead type "contracostaaa.org/audio" (without the quote marks) into the top text line. The app is actually a web browser like Safari or Firefox, and can take you to any web address you enter. Unlike those two, this one lets you save things on your phone instead of opening them!
- When you get to the Audio Library page, choose from which category you'd like to download a talk. The example shows the Founders page.
- Scroll down to a talk you'd like to download to your phone for later, offline listening. Save call data charges (the main point of all this) by doing this on WiFi!
- The example shows choosing a talk on the Traditions by Bill W. from the 1950 International Convention, by tapping the underlined link.
- A window pops up giving the choice to "Open" the file, which is the one you want. You don't want to "Copy" it - that just copies the link, not the recording.
- When you tap "Open", another window pops up asking if you want to "Download" the talk. Oh, yes indeed you do!
- Rather than playing the talk, iSaveIt will begin downloading it to a special folder in the app. After a couple of moments, the Downloading notice will drop away, and you will be able to tap on the "Files" icon on the bottom of the screen in the middle. When you opened the app it automatically went to the browser. And you could go back there now and download multiple files at the same time, based mostly on the speed of your connection.
When the download is complete, iSaveIt automatically puts a recorded talk in the "Audio" folder.
- If you tap on that folder, you will see that Bill W.'s talk is now on your phone for you to listen to whenever and wherever you want, free.
- Just tap the file name of the talk you want to hear and it will play.
- The name of the talk will not show, but the time, back, pause, forward, and volume controls all will be available.
- If you don't want to keep the recording or want to rename it (it comes with the full technical file name from our Audio Library web server, original typos included), tap the little "i" icon, and make your choice of delete or rename. For our purposes it is suggested that you ignore the "pCloud" option.
- Happy listening!
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