Universalis

If you have the Android app

Quick summary

Getting Universalis onto another Android device

Google Play to Google Play

If you have bought the Universalis app from Google Play, you will be able to install it on any other Android device that has Google Play. The rules of Google Play say that you can simply install all your purchased apps on your new Android device.

Google Play to Amazon

Apps bought on Google Play can't be installed on devices that don't have Google Play on them. You could just buy the Universalis app from Amazon, but we recommend that you do the following:

  1. Buy a Universalis registration code at half price using the Universalis app on your old device: instructions are here.
  2. On your new device, get Catholic Calendar (it's free) and put your registration code into it. Instructions are here.

Amazon to Amazon

If you have bought the Universalis app from the Amazon Appstore, you will be able to install it on any other Android device that has the Amazon Appstore. Just open the Appstore app on your new device and you should find that it offers you the Universalis app free of charge. If it doesn't, don't just pay and hope it will somehow be free, but contact Amazon and ask them what is going on.

Amazon to Google Play

Amazon say that you can install the Amazon Appstore app onto any Android device, even one that has Google Play on it. This will give you access to all the apps you bought from the Amazon Appstore. The installation process is a little acrobatic, but here are Amazon's instructions.

If Amazon's instructions don't work, or you don't feel like a computing acrobat, then either just buy the Universalis app from Google Play or, preferably, do the following:

  1. Buy a Universalis registration code at half price using the Universalis app on your old device: instructions are here.
  2. On your new device, get Catholic Calendar (it's free) and put your registration code into it. Instructions are here.

Getting Universalis onto something else

Onto iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch

  1. Buy a Universalis registration code at half price using the Universalis app on your Android device: instructions are here.
  2. On your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, get Catholic Calendar (it's free) and put your registration code into it. Instructions are here.

Onto Windows or Mac

  1. Buy a Universalis registration code at half price using the Universalis app on your Android device: instructions are here.
  2. Once you have the registration code, download the Universalis program from our web site, and enter your registration code into it. Instructions for Windows · Instructions for Mac.

When a subscription becomes unnecessary

If you have got the Catholic Calendar app, and have taken out a monthly subscription to get Liturgy of the Hours and Mass texts, then there are two situations in which you no longer need your subscription, and have to cancel it:

  1. If you have bought the Universalis app, you don't need Catholic Calendar any more. Indeed, you should delete it so as to avoid confusion. In that case, you don't need your subscription either.
  2. If you have entered a Universalis registration code into Catholic Calendar, this removes all time limits, and so you don't need your subscription.

In either case, you have to cancel the subscription yourself. We aren't allowed to cancel it automatically for you.

How to cancel a subscription

If you bought from the Amazon Appstore

Either: Open the Appstore app on your device, select "Subscriptions" from the menu at the top left, and look for the subscription you want to cancel: either "Full Universalis content" or one of the spoken audio subscriptions. If it's there, press the "Manage" button next to it. To cancel the subscription, turn off the "Auto-Renew" checkbox and press Save. (Confusingly, the "Cancel" button does nothing).

Or: Go to the Amazon web site and sign in to your account. In the Your Account menu, select "Your Apps & Devices" (not "Your Content and Devices", which is confusingly similar). From the Your Apps and Devices page, look for a link to Your Subscriptions on the left-hand side of the page, and look for the subscription you want to cancel: either "Full Universalis content" or one of the spoken audio subscriptions. There will be an "Actions" button next to it. To cancel the subscription, click the button and select the option to turn off auto-renewal.

If you bought from Google Play

You can either cancel through the Play Store app or through the Google Play web site. This Google Play support page has instructions for both methods.