Viewing FAST on Your Phone

By Dan Vis
October 09, 2016
Comments: 129

Want to put a handy shortcut on your phone that goes straight to FAST? Perhaps you would like several shortcuts on your phone, each to different sections of our site? It's super easy. Here's how...

A phone showing several shortcuts

We frequently get asked whether or not FAST has an app for apple or android phones. And the answer is no, we've made a careful decision to not do that.

Why? Because there's a super easy way to add an icon to your phone's home screen that will give you complete access to our entire site. We've worked hard to make our mobile site as simple and useful as our desktop version. And we want you to have the latest of everything we offer.

So rather than going through your app store, give this approach a try instead:

Apple Phones:

1. Open the Safari browser on your phone and load our site (www.fastmissions.com). Go to whatever page you want to make instantly available. We recommend the home page.

2. Look for an icon at the bottom of the screen, that looks like an arrow pointing away from a box, and click it.

3. Several options pop up, including one called "Add to Home Screen". Choose that one.

4. You'll be asked to choose a name for the homescreen icon. Type FAST and click save.

(Here's a video on how to do this on an ipad)

Here's a special note for Apple users, if your phone keeps logging you out each time you visit our site. For some reason Apple disables cookies for some site by default. Here's a quick google search showing you how to enable cookies. Once that's done, you should go straight in each time, no problem.

Android Phones

1. Launch the Chrome browser on your phone and load our site (www.fastmissions.com). Go to whatever page you want to make instantly available. We recommend the home page.

2. Look for an icon in the top right corner that looks like three dots, and click it.

3. Several options pop up, including one called "Add to Home Screen". Choose that one.

4. You'll be asked to choose a name for the homescreen icon. Type FAST and click save.

(Here's a video on how to do this on android)

Once your icon is created, you can move it around and use it just like any other icon. Just use the normal method for doing that based on your operating system. And be sure to put the FAST icon somewhere you can access easily!

Once you have got the hang of it you can create additional icons to different sections of our site: the memory engine, or your verse pack, some class you are taking, your training team, or whatever. Add as many or as few icons as you want!

That's all there is to it...

Comments

So what do you think? Is this a good alternative to an app? What sections or pages have you created a shortcut for? Did you have any trouble doing that? How important is it to have access to our whole site on your phone?

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Posted by Dan Vis on 11/23/20  
Great, glad it worked for you Becky. Remember you can put multiple links on your phone, including links to any tool or page you frequent.

As for your verse pack, I think 8-10 verses is about max. Any more than that and your pre-memorizing starts to become more timely and less efficient. I don't know there's a hard rule however. Good question!
Posted by Becky Friberg on 11/22/20  
Dan Question for you...how many verses do you recommend to have in the verse pack?
Posted by Becky Friberg on 11/22/20  
Finally did this!!! Super easy.    
Posted by Dan Vis on 11/04/20  
Reach out if you have trouble Stella. Or watch the video above depending on your phone type. It's way easier to do than to explain! :)
Posted by Stella on 11/03/20  
A little complicated for me, but I’ll ask my daughter Kelly to give me a hand since she is in this program for a long time.
Blessings
Posted by Dan Vis on 11/02/20  
Great job Mary Alice! Once you get the hang of it, it's not too hard. :)
Posted by Mary Alice Holz on 11/01/20  
Well, I'm not sure how, and it took about 5 tries, but suddenly the icon is there!! k LOL (I'm sure it's me. I'm not very techy.) Thanks, Dan.
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/29/20  
Great job Joan. Remember you can create multiple links to different pages if there are sections you like to use a lot. :)
Posted by Joan Robinson on 10/28/20  
I have created a shortcut of the app on my phone.
Posted by Dan Vis on 09/14/20  
That's great LINDAH! Remember you can put a shortcut to any section of the FAST site you like. You can even create multiple shortcuts and put them all on a screen, or inside a folder. Whatever you need!
Posted by LINDAH OCHIENG on 09/13/20  
Succeeded on putting FAST on my screen. Hope it be a blessing.
Posted by Dan Vis on 06/14/20  
That's awesome Beverley. Glad it was easy for you. Remember, you can create separate links to different sections: like one to your verse pack and another to your daily review, etc. I have about 6 links on my phone!
Posted by Beverley on 06/12/20  
That was GREAT! I'm really impressed and happy to have quick access to FAST in order to view the verses I am memorizing. Welcome to the 21st century! Technology has its benefits.
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/27/20  
So glad you finally joined us Nan! Some things are harder to figure out than others, but you can always reach out if you have a question about anything!
Posted by Nan Rice on 05/24/20  
I just completed putting FAST on my phone. It is great. Why did I hesitate when I first joined. I have to keep my head in the 21st century.

Thanks for the info.
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/30/20  
Definitely makes it easy Frances, I have one of my screens partly dedicated to FAST with about 6 icons to different sections I use all the time. Sure saves time!
Posted by Frances E. Jamison on 04/30/20  
I love having the Icon on my phone that way where ever I am I can open up Fast and study.   
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/18/20  
Glad that worked for you sylvia. Definitely comes in handy to have some shortcuts on your phone. :)
Posted by sylvia on 04/18/20  
Why not! :). An icon is an icon and as long as we can use everything, its great! Praise the Lord! I use that option often.
Sylvia
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/13/20  
Wow! Thanks Margaret. Appreciate you sharing. We're happy to put any version up that we can get permission to use! Unfortunately most of the modern versions are copyrighted and not accessible to us.
Posted by Margaret Major on 04/13/20  
Dan Yes indeed I have posted it to Twitter and to my Avondale Memorial Church group Facebook page. I am excited about FASTMissions and all you have to offer on this site. Younger people may prefer other versions than the KJV but you give that option. I pray everyone will send this to their own home churches FB pages.
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/13/20  
Thanks Margaret! Glad to know these changes are making things better for you. And hopefully for everyone! :)
Posted by Margaret Major on 04/13/20  
That is really great thank you Pastor Dan and the team. And thank you ever so much for the wonderful new additions. Love the 'Search' feature and the new 'Verse Pack' feature. Keep up the great work with technology skills to this site. Really good. Blessings.
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/06/20  
That's great Joan! Glad you got it working. Remember on mobile you can click the FAST icon up at the top of any page and get to our main resource page, which allows you to get to any other part of our site in just a click or two.
Posted by Joan Robinson on 04/05/20  
Very straightforward to follow the steps for my Android software, I don't like adding apps - takes up too much space capacity on the phone.   Yes, good alternative to an app - can continue where you left off. No trouble, at all, only where to find the icon(s). So had to watch the video for guidance - which I found very helpful.
I think its good to have minimal access of the site on my phone at a time so that I can keep focussed.
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/02/20  
You are very welcome Patricia. Now you can do this for any section of our site you lke, or any other site for that matter!
Posted by Patricia K. Rogers on 04/02/20  
It was easy. Thank you Dan and the team!
Posted by Dan Vis on 03/28/20  
Great! Glad it worked for you Vivienne. Remember, if you want to create shortcuts to several different sections of our site, you can put them all on a separate screen or inside a folder. All the best!
Posted by Vivienne Fowler on 03/28/20  
Thanks Dan, yes it's a great idea!
Posted by Dan Vis on 03/10/20  
If you have an iphone, you may need to enable cookies for the FAST site. For some reason Apple turns that off by default--requiring you to login each time. Here's a quick google search on how to do that: Enabling Cookies.

Also, if you have trouble adding a shortcut to the home page on your device, it may be your device considers our site untrusted. Here's how to fix that: Untrusted Shortcuts. I don't think this normally happens, but just in case...
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/14/20  
You can do this for any page on our site Christine, or for that matter, any webpage on any website. Very handy little trick every one with a smart phone should know! :)

For that matter, you could create a folder on your phone and put several FAST pages in that folder so you have instant access to any section you frequently use. Pretty handy indeed!
Posted by Christine Wigglesworth on 02/14/20  
Easy to follow instructions. This is a great alternative to an app! It is so handy for daily use to have this shortcut!
Posted by Dan Vis on 01/27/20  
Hi Mario . Did you watch the videos? And can you tell me what kind of phone you have? There's a link to a video for both Android and IOS in the reading above. That will probably show you better exactly how to do it.

Or just do a google search on how to add a shortcut to your particular type of phone. It's just a click or two... If you still have trouble, let me know which of the the three steps you had trouble with. Once you get the hang of it, you can create all the shortcuts you want!
Posted by Mario on 01/26/20  
I was not able to do it. I need help. Thanks. God bless!
Posted by Dan Vis on 12/08/19  
Glad it works for you Bukola Adebayo ! :)
Posted by Bukola Adebayo on 12/07/19  
Yes!
Posted by Dan Vis on 11/20/19  
Great job Marsha!
Posted by Marsha A Higgins on 11/20/19  
Yes!
Posted by Dan Vis on 09/30/19  
Actually Rick, IOS does not allow apps that are simply a link to a mobile version of the site. And I'm not sure Google would approve something like that either. And trying to recreate all the resources on our website natively in multiple platforms is not really practical.

On the flip side, once you learn how to create a mobile shortcut like this you can add a link to any section or tool on our site, and any other site for that matter. It's definitely worth learning how to do. And once you get the hang of it, it's super easy! It's just the first time... :)

Thanks for giving the engine a try. I hope you find it helpful!
Posted by Rick on 09/30/19  
An app would still be easier. I have to keep this webpage open on my phone in order to access it/find it. Am contemplating putting the verses on a card, as it might work to trigger it in my memory better. But I do like something that tracks my progress, so will use this as well. Thanks for the suggestion, workaround option.
Posted by Dan Vis on 09/18/19  
Thanks Paul, definitely appreciate your kind words! It is an exciting to be a part of God's final work here on planet earth!
Posted by Paul Roell on 09/18/19  
With all the many ways to keep Scripture with us wherever we go, I have found no good reason why we, as Christians and Disciples, should not have a litany of verses memorized. I'm so grateful to have this tool available anywhere I can connect to the internet (which is basically EVERYwhere). God led me to this site for a reason, and I'm committed to take full advantage of it. Thanks be to God, and thank you, Dan and the entire FAST Missions Crew! Thanks, also, to all that share their testimonies and thoughts so we may all benefit from them!
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/20/19  
Great job Jo! Glad you found this page.
Posted by Jo Zumbluskas on 08/20/19  
Thank you! I got the link this time. Everything went fine!
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/01/19  
Give it a try Claudette! If it doesn't work right you can easily delete the shortcut. Just give a long press on the icon, and then slide it into the trach can.

Chrome is just the name of the browser Karen. The icon looks like a circle with red, green, and yellow around the outside and a blue dot in the middle. If you have an apple phone, you'll want to look for the safari icon. Basically, it's whatever you use to view a web page on the internet.

Sorry I missed your posts, ladies. :)
Posted by Karen on 04/07/19  
No, it didn't. I cannot find the chrome browser on my phone. Of course, I am electronically challenged....
Posted by Claudette Haynes on 04/02/19  
I’m a little hesitant, but I think it will work.
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/01/19  
Yes Lydia, both IOS and Android have made this super easy. :) Much better than us creating a limited app with only a small set of features. Glad you got it working!
Posted by Lydia Gilbert-McClain on 04/01/19  
Thanks Dan, this worked easily. (I'm using an android device)
Posted by Dan Vis on 03/29/19  
Super glad to hear Julie!




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