If you want to make a backup of your notes/highlights please copy subfolder "user_annotations" in folder "JW_Helper" (for location of this folder please see app settings - base settings) with a file manager (e.g. Solid Explorer File Manager)

Please install JW_Helper on your new device and copy the backed-up files to same location. You may also copy the other subfolders if you like to keep your downloaded publications as well.


You may open a bible scripture by using the search function (top/right)
Use for example "1 samuel 2" oder "pro 5" as search term (even without space, like "pr5").


  • Stylings of highlights can be changed throug settings optin. You can set more styles if you want to.
    (Settings can be reached through the 3 dots top/right or by touching the menu button of your table (depends on tab brand)
  • Use both hands for highlighting. Keep the highlight button pressed with your left hand when you are highlighting your phrases with your right hand, when you are finished, simply release the button.

SD Card

SD-Card works only for devices running Android before 4.4. There are limitations on later versions (like loosing all notes/highlights if you uninstall the app). Because of this, currently the data can only be stored on internal storage. This may change in comming app releases. (Note: since we don't include videos in downloads, publications do not consume that much space.)

Notes synchronization (experimental)

You may synchronize your notes (and/or whole contents) with multiple devices. Note: this requires external software and a bit of careful handling (see below)!
  • Install a file synchronization software on your devices (successfully tested with Resilio Sync, others may work as well)
  • Setup the sync software to synchronize existing folder /sdcard/JW_Helper/ (for notes and publications) OR subfolder /sdcard/JW_Helper/user_annotations/ (only notes) to your other device(s). Please make sure that you start with an empty folder on the second/third/.. device. Do not try to merge existing notes from multiple devices!
  • The app saves notes changes after latest 15 seconds. Depending how fast your sync app works, changes should become visible after latest 30 seconds on other device(s).
  • You must not edit notes on both devices at the same time (before they are synced)! Make sure the changes are visible, before you edit something on another device! There is no sync-conflict handling implemented!