Universalis

If you have the Android app

Quick summary

Getting Universalis onto another Android device

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. The Google Play page explaining this is here (we last checked the link in August 2015).

If you have bought the Universalis app from Amazon, you will be able to install it on any other Android device. Amazon's site is chaotic and we can't give you a single link to instructions, but searching Google for "Amazon Appstore reinstall" will point you in the right direction. You need to have the Amazon Appstore app on your new device. If it isn't already there, here are Amazon's instructions for installing it.

Otherwise, if you bought from Google Play and your new device uses Amazon, you have to pay again. We recommend that you use your existing Android app to get a registration code from us at a discount: see below. Then, on your new device, get Catholic Calendar, which is free, and enter your registration code into it to remove the time limit. Instructions are here.

Getting Universalis onto something else

Onto iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch

Use your Android app to get a registration code from us at a discount: see the next section for how to do this.

Then, on your iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch, get Catholic Calendar (it’s free) and enter your registration code into it to remove the limitations. Instructions are here.

Onto Windows or Mac

Use your Android app to get a registration code from us at a discount: see the next section for how to do this.

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.

Daily email service

In your Android app, go into Settings and press the button marked "Set up daily emails".

Creating e-books

Use your Android app to get a registration code from us at a discount: see the next section for how to do this.

Instructions for creating e-books are here.

How to get a registration code at a discount

If you have bought the Universalis app for Android then you can use it to buy a registration code from our web site at a discount. The discount is intended to make up for the money you have already spent on the app. To get the discount, you need to make your purchase through the Universalis app. Full instructions are here.

If you no longer have a device with the Universalis app on it, then you can't get the discount.

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 got Catholic Calendar from the Amazon Appstore

Either: Open the Appstore app on your device, select "Subscriptions" from the menu at the top left, and look for a subscription to "Full Universalis content". 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 a subscription to "Full Universalis content". 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 got Catholic Calendar 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.