How do I Back up and Restore Sermons on the iPhone App?

To back up the sermons that you have stored on your iPhone in the app open iTunes on your PC and select the device that you wish to back up from or restore to.

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Next, scroll down until you see the APPS section on the left hand column of iTunes.


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The apps that you have installed on your device will appear in the right hand column.  Scroll down to the FILE SHARING section and all the apps that allow file sharing will appear in that section. Select the SERMONS app from the list.

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Once selected the column to the right will be populated with the sermons that are in the app. Select the sermon or sermons that you wish to save to your PC for back up.

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Finally, click on the SAVE TO button to save them to a location that you select on your PC.

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The process can be reversed and the files that you saved can be added back into the app using the ADD FILE button. (note: only files saved from the app can be loaded to the app again.)

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Why am I being asked to sign up for the Email Newsletter?

There are three reasons why you might be getting this message.

  • You have not signed up yet.
  • You computer is blocking a cookie from being set.
  • You have cleared your cookies and need to reset one.

Be sure you have enabled cookies in your browser. When ever you clear your internet history, etc. on some browsers the cookies are erased as well. If you have cleared the cookies we will no longer be able to recognize you as a subscriber. To fix this all you have to do is sign up again, and the cookie will be reset on your computer.  Signing up again will not duplicate your email address in our mailing list, you will still only receive the newsletter one time. If cookies are disabled you will need to enable them for

Another option if you do not wish to sign up for the Newsletter but still wish to go ahead and download would be to simply click on the MAYBE LATER button to bypass the sign up screen and a temporary cookie will be set. Even with the MAYBE LATER button we still need to be able to set a cookie to enable the browser to alert our servers of your selection on future visits.

Why do you ask for so many permissions to install the Android app?

permissionsWe understand that there might be some hesitation in accepting all those permissions without some inquiry into what they are needed for. Let us see if we can allay some of your fears.

We have made it a point to ask for as few permissions as possible, but because of the way Android groups permissions and the fact that we provide more features than the typical Android app the list is pretty long. The nature of Android’s permissions is fine-grained, which requires that we ask for a lot of different permissions to use various features on your Android device. We also support a wide variety of devices, so all the features we need permissions for may not be available on your device, but we have to ask for them anyway to support other devices that use the same app. Android also sometimes clumps permissions together in unusual ways. For example, you may see “camera/microphone” but we use only the camera.

Here is a run down of the permissions asked for and how we use them.

  • Our app uses network (WIFI) permissions to be able to connect to SermonAudio’s servers. These permissions also allow us to know when the network is unavailable and becomes available again.
  • Permissions related to dialing, calling, and receiving calls are used by the app to pause our audio either when you place an outgoing call or when you receive a call.
  • Permissions related to the wake lock are used buy the app to stop the device from powering down or shutting off the network during playback.
  • Permissions related to location services (GPS) are used by the app to find churches in your area.
  • Permissions related to the device’s storage are used by the app to export sermons to the device’s public storage and the music player.
  • Permissions related to your contacts are used by the app to allow you to send sermons to other people.
  • Permissions related to your calendar are used by the app to add events to your calendar on the device.
  • Permissions related to the device’s camera are for our QR code reader.

How do I contact one of the churches or ministries on SermonAudio?

You can contact any of our member churches of ministries using the contact bar at the top of any of their pages on the site.

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The sermon pages all have contact information at the top as well.

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Full contact information including a phone number (if provided) is located on the broadcaster ABOUT page.

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What you see on the contact bar is provided by the broadcasters themselves, unfortunately we do not have any further contact information available.

Individual speakers do not have contact information available. You will need to use the contact information for the church that posted the content to reach them.
Here is a brief video tutorial that may be of some assistance as well:

Can I get a CD or other media mailed to me?

SermonAudio does not make available CDs or other media (i.e. flash drives) to our listeners.  All the sermons on the site can be downloaded freely, and we do not feel that it is a good use of our resources to make the sermons available in other formats.  You are welcome to burn the downloaded sermons to a CD, DVD or other device for archive and later listening.

Some broadcasters do still make CDs available.  If you see the tape and CD graphic on the sermon page, clicking on it will allow you to send a request to the broadcaster for a copy of the Sermon.


If you do not see the graphic but would like to request one anyway you can contact each individual broadcaster using the contact bar at the top of any sermon page on the site.  It is up to each individual broadcaster whether they provide sermons on CD or cassette tape.