Send App Data

Unlike Congregation Sharing, new assignments, duties, schedules or any other updates made in JW Scheduler are not automatically sent to the App. All data must be sent manually by the person who created it. This is for security purposes and to comply with sfl.

To Send App Data, click App > Send App Data

It is also recommend to send any data to the App before you close JW Scheduler.

  • Note: It is not possible to send changes to the App that someone else made. The brother responsible for creating or updating a schedule is also responsible for sending this data to the App.

Send Data to the App

When JW Scheduler App-related data is created, updated or removed, it is automatically added to the Data to Send list. This must then be sent manually to the App.

  • E.G. changing App settings, adding new members, assignments, duties, updating Congregation Events, submitting congregation Field Service data, etc.

When you Send data to the App, two things happen:

  • Data is sent to ALL phones who should see that data
  • Notifications are sent to SOME phones, depending on their settings and connection status. See Notifications sub-heading below.
  1. Click App > Send App Data
  2. Under Data to Send, select the data type you wish to send to the App.
    • Note: Data must have a Count of more than 0 to be sent.
    • Note: You can selected multiple data types at once.
  3. Click Prepare. This will prepare the data and generate a list of Notifications.
    • Note: Some data types do not generate Notifications, e.g. Meeting or Field Service Schedules. Additionally, Notifications are only generated for devices that have connected and have notifications enabled.
    • Note: Even if a notification isn’t sent, the data is obviously still sent!
  4. Check the Notifications and Remove any you don’t wish to send.
    • Note: See Notifications sub-heading below.
    • Note: Click Remove All to remove all notifications. This cannot be undone.
  5. Click Send
  6. The data and any Notifications will then be sent to the App.
    • Note: See the App Log and Notifications Log for detailed information.
JWS - Publisher App iOS & Android App Send App Data

What data can be Sent to the App?

Members. Any Publisher or CLM Student with a First Name, and without Member > Assign > Disable App ticked will show in the App Members list. Members who have already been Sent to App cannot be re-sent unless you change the member or click Reset PIN.

Events. Any future congregation event found in Congregation > Congregation Events & Announcements can be sent to the App.

Announcements. Any congregation announcement created or edited within the last 30 days in Congregation > Congregation Events & Announcements can be sent to the App.

CLM Assignments. Any future Christian Life and Ministry Meeting assignments, such as Chairman, Prayers, Auxiliary Counselor, Treasures from God’s Word, Apply Yourself to the Field Ministry school parts & assistants, and Living as Christians parts.

Weekend Assignments. Any future Local and Away Public Talks, Weekend Chairman, Watchtower Reader and Hospitality assignments. These are found in Schedule > Public Talks Local and Schedule > Public Talks Away.

  • Note: Several Weekend Assignments can have Custom Names. The custom name of the assignment at the time a member is scheduled will appear on their App. If you later change the name of the assignment, this will not change for the user. Please ensure you change the Custom Names before scheduling.

Duties. Any future Duties, including Attendant, Security, Sound, Video, Platform, Microphones, Custom Duties, Cleaning and Garden Care. These are found in Schedule > Duties, Schedule > Cleaning and Schedule > Garden Care.

  • Note: Several Duties can have Custom Names. The custom name of the duty at the time a member is scheduled will appear on their App. If you later change the name of the duty, this will not change for the user. Please ensure you change the Custom Names before scheduling.

Meeting Schedules. All upcoming Life and Ministry Meeting or Weekend Meeting schedules in the next 3 months can be sent to the App. Only the next 2 weeks will be displayed.

Field Service Schedules. All upcoming Field Service schedules in the next 2 months can be sent to the App. Only the next 2 weeks will be displayed.

Conduct Field Service Group Assignments. By default, conduct Field Service Group Assignments are Disabled. To change, click App > tick or untick Show Field Service Assignments.

Notifications

Before sending data to the App, you must first click Prepare. This will prepare the data and separately create a list of Notifications that will be sent with the data.

Notifications are generated when any Event, Announcement, Assignment or Duty is created, updated or removed. There is no way to manually create notifications.

Notifications are sent to the following mobile devices:

  • Device is using JWS Publisher App 1.2.8 or greater
  • Device has already connected to the congregation and identified member.
  • Device has not disabled Notifications.
  • Device is not an Amazon or Huawei device. These devices cannot receive notifications as they don’t support Google Services.
  • Data type affects that device, e.g. congregation-wide announcement, or their CLM Assignment.
  • You have not manually Removed the notification or clicked Removed All

In the JWS Publisher App Settings, publishers can choose to separately disable Congregation Notifications (including Events, Announcements and Member Information Check requests) and Schedule Notifications (including CLM Assignments, Weekend Assignments and Duties).

We recommend elders encourage publishers not to disable notifications. However elders should be careful not to send too many changes and updates, thus annoying publishers.

Even if publishers do not receive a notification, they still will receive the appropriate App data.

Disabling Notifications

In the JWS Publisher App Settings, publishers can choose to disable Congregation Notifications (including Events, Announcements and Member Information Check requests) and/or Schedule Notifications (including CLM Assignments, Weekend Assignments and Duties).

We recommend elders encourage publishers not to disable notifications. However elders should be careful not to send too many changes and updates, thus annoying publishers and forcing them to disabled notifications.

If a publisher chooses to Disable Notifications, there is no way to send them a notification, they must manually open JWS Publisher to see new Events, Announcements, Assignments and Duties.

Common Questions and Problems

Please carefully re-read the sections Send Data to the App and Notifications above.

Clicking prepare will prepare the data and generate a list of Notifications.

Notifications are only sent to the following mobile devices:

  • Device is using JWS Publisher App 1.2.8 or greater
  • Device has already connected to the congregation and identified member.
  • Device has not disabled Notifications.
  • Device is not an Amazon or Huawei device. These devices cannot receive notifications as they don’t support Google Services.
  • Data type affects that device, e.g. congregation-wide announcement, or their CLM Assignment.
  • You have not manually Removed the notification or clicked Removed All

Even if a notification isn’t sent, the data is obviously still sent.

Please carefully re-read the sections Send Data to the App and Notifications above.

Clicking prepare will prepare the data and generate a list of Notifications.

Notifications are only sent to the following mobile devices:

  • Device is using JWS Publisher App 1.2.8 or greater
  • Device has already connected to the congregation and identified member.
  • Device has not disabled Notifications.
  • Device is not an Amazon or Huawei device. These devices cannot receive notifications as they don’t support Google Services.
  • Data type affects that device, e.g. congregation-wide announcement, or their CLM Assignment.
  • You have not manually Removed the notification or clicked Removed All

Even if a notification isn’t sent, the data is obviously still sent.

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