Downloading Digital Watchtower and Awakes!

Revised: 7/10/2014

The original page has been outdated for FOUR YEARS! With the new JW.org website, downloading publications such as the Watchtower and Awake has changed.

iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch users: You will need iBooks or Adobe Reader or another PDF/eBook saving App (like Documents 5) to download publications. If you have another app that works just as well, feel free to comment it below.

Android/Kindle Fire Users: You do not need anything to download the files, but you will need a proper reader to better make use of the digital publication. I recommend apps like: Moonreader, Adobe Reader or Google Play Books. If you have another app that works just as well, feel free to comment it below.

1) Go to www.jw.org

2) Click on Publications on the Navigation Bar

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3) Click on Magazines on the Sidebar

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4) Select a Magazine that you want to Download

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5) Click on the Document icon below the cover of the magazine.

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6) Choose a file format. If you want to highlight publications using iBooks or MoonReader (for android) then download the ePUB version. The ePUB version is a digital book version. It will NOT look exactly the same as the printed version.

If you want a version that looks the same as the printed version, download the PDF version. You can highlight this one using apps like Adobe Reader.

As for the other file formats, MOBI, RTF and BRL, that is a discussion for another time.

Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded the file! Now you can use it for your own personal study!

10 comments on “Downloading Digital Watchtower and Awakes!”

  1. On my ipad I can dowload epub to my ibooks and am able to highlight and underline my watchtower. How can I do this on a Coby Android? All I’m able to do is download it in pdf and unable to highlight or underline.

  2. Luke says:

    You can do this by downloading an app called Moonreader or Google Play Books.

  3. Aaliyah says:

    How can I just click on the scripture and it pops up while studying my watchtower? I downloaded the PDF version. I have an IPad mini 2

  4. Luke says:

    You will need to download the ePUB version and open it in iBooks.

  5. Carli says:

    Is there an app for Android that lets me study and click on scripture links???

  6. Luke says:

    Yes! JW Library is an app you can use to download magazines and have clickable scriptures. Its downloadable from the Google App Store and Amazon App Store. Once downloaded, open the app, go to Publications then select a publication or magazine to read.

  7. lisa says:

    Ok, I just got a Samsung note and I’m trying to get my study articles to a place where I can high light my answers and click on the Scriptures. HELP! I don’t know how to get them to my Play books

  8. lisa says:

    I have Google Play books, how do I get my study articles there

  9. Jennifer says:

    Is there a way to downloaded epub version onto kindle fire so we can look up Scriptures when studying? Mine will only let me download PDF in adobe acrobat. Thanks so much

  10. Jennifer says:

    I need to add to my last question… I want to look up Scriptures and still be able to highlight. On kindle fire adobe acrobat

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