Church Releases Major Update for LDS Tools App

Contributed By By Ryan Morgenegg, Church News staff writer

  • 26 July 2014

The Church recently released a major update for the LDS Tools mobile app, incorporating a variety of requests based on member feedback.

Article Highlights

  • After using the app, rate it in the app store and provide a short review and any feedback.
  • Discuss the update on social media platforms.

“These new features will significantly assist members in locating meetinghouses and keeping their contact information current on their ward and stake directory.”
—Justin Krebs, product manager

Hundreds of thousands of members and Church leaders use the LDS Tools mobile app every month to contact members, access their events calendars, and view membership reports in their ward and stake. It is an invaluable tool designed to help hasten the work by providing members and leaders with information on the go (without requiring an Internet connection) that will assist them in ministering to members of their ward and stake.

The Church recently released a major update for the LDS Tools mobile app, incorporating a variety of requests based on member feedback. This release provides new features for both Apple and Android mobile devices. “These new features will significantly assist members in locating meetinghouses and keeping their contact information current on their ward and stake directory,” said Justin Krebs, LDS Tools product manager.

A new “Meetinghouses” menu item has been added, which allows members to locate Church meetinghouses worldwide. The meetinghouse information provided includes the wards and branches that meet in the building, the start times, and sacrament meeting times. Members can also find out the name and phone number of the bishop or branch president for the ward or branch.

Another new feature allows members and authorized leaders to update phone numbers, email addresses, and privacy settings (personal information available to other members in the ward and stake) for themselves and members of their household on the ward and stake directory.

Members can also create personalized contact lists of members in their ward and stake to send texts or email messages to for easy group communication.

The most recent updates to the LDS Tools mobile app include a new “Meetinghouses” menu item, which allows members to locate meetinghouses, and the ability for them to update their phone numbers, email addresses, and privacy settings.

 

The most recent updates to the LDS Tools mobile app include a feature that allows members to create personalized contact lists of members in their ward and stake to send texts or email messages to for easy group communication.

The addresses of the members on a contact list can also be displayed on a map. These lists are backed up and are available when members sign in to LDS Tools with their LDS Account on iOS or Android devices.

LDS Tools is available in 10 languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) for iOS and Android.

Church members are encouraged to upgrade to this latest app version to take advantage of these new features. Links to the app stores where LDS Tools can be downloaded are provided on this LDS.org support page: https://lds.org/lds-tools.

After downloading the new update, members are encouraged to update the photos, contact information, and privacy settings for themselves and the members of their household. In addition, members can help with this latest update launch in two ways:

1. After using the app, members are encouraged to rate it in the app store and provide a short review about what they experienced. Feedback is highly appreciated and can be provided from the feedback link within the app.

2. Members are encouraged to discuss the new update on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.