Member Tools Release Notes

Last Updated: 30 October 2019 at 10:43

Release 3.6

Date Released: June 11, 2019

Membership Related

  • Provided access to local unit statistics for members of the stake council.
  • Removed the need to use hyphens when searching by phone number.
  • Added the ability to search by email address.
  • Added numerous latitude and longitude enhancements, including:
    • Ability to get directions to a member’s household location from current location.
    • Ability for members to map their household location.
    • Ability to copy latitude and longitude.

Issues Resolved

  • Resolved issues with spaces in password.
  • Resolved problems encountered when entering long phone numbers.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Release 3.5.2

Date Released: November 1, 2018

New or Enhanced Functionality

  • Added the ability for the stake presidency to view a stake-level report of ministering interviews.
  • Added an organization screen for the stake high priests quorum.
  • Added the ability for compassionate service leaders to view ministering information for all members of their ward.
  • Added the ability to view neighboring members when viewing an individual on a map.
  • Modernized the appearance of the Directory, Organizations, and Reports screens.
  • Added additional support for Android 9 and iOS 12.

Issues Resolved

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Release 3.5.1

Date Released: August 19, 2018

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed issues:
    • Preventing photo uploads from working.
    • Causing directions in maps to not work for some users.
    • Causing ministering information to not appear for some users. To restore ministering information, users must sync LDS Tools after installing this update.

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Release 3.5

Date Released: August 1, 2018

New or Enhanced Functionality

  • Added the ability for elders quorum and Relief Society presidencies to:
    • Record ministering interviews.
    • Send ministering assignments via text and email.
    • View ministering assignments on a map.
  • Added the ability for stake leaders to view ministering assignments for all members and households in their stake.
  • Added the ability for the stake presidency to view ward-level reports of ministering assignments and interviews. High councilors can view this information for elders quorums, and the stake Relief Society presidency can view this information for Relief Societies.
  • Added the ability for ward and stake leaders to view Quarterly Report statistics from the Reports menu.
  • Added the ability for ministering brothers to see the ministering sisters of those to whom they are assigned, and vice versa.

Issues Resolved

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Release 3.4

Date Released: April 1, 2018

New or Enhanced Functionality

  • Added the ability to use the contact information in LDS Tools with your phone’s caller ID to see who from your ward or stake is calling you. To enable this feature:
    • Android: After opening the app for the first time, accept the prompts to allow LDS Tools to make and manage phone calls and access your contacts. If the app was previously installed, go to your device settings, find LDS Tools under apps, and make sure permissions are enabled for contacts and phone.
    • iOS: Go to your device Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification and turn on LDS Tools.
  • To support the changes announced in April 2018 general conference:
    • Members of elders quorums and high priests groups are now combined into one quorum with one presidency.
    • Home teaching and visiting teaching have been renamed to ministering.
    • The history of home teaching visits and visiting teaching contacts has been removed.
  • Added the ability to see who your assigned ministering brothers and sisters are as well as your own ministering assignments.

Issues Resolved

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Release 3.3

Date Released: November 3, 2017

New Features in LDS Tools 3.3:

  • Missionary Referral: Refer a friend to the full-time missionaries in their area and receive contact information for those full-time missionaries and local leaders.
  • Bishop and Patriarch Ordination information: Ordination information for Bishops and Patriarchs will now be shown in the Membership section of LDS Tools.

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Release 3.2

Date Released: March 8, 2017 / March 15, 2017

New or Enhanced Functionality

  • Added the ability to:
    • See what temple district you reside in.
    • Find the five temples nearest to your current location.
    • View contact information, ordinance schedules, and other details about all temples.
    • Get a reminder before your temple recommend expires.
    • See which unit a household is in while viewing the stake directory.
    • See more information about local units when searching for a meetinghouse (iOS).
    • Get contact information for an individual in a list by long pressing on his or her name (Android).
  • Made it easier to add and reorder lists (Android).

Issues Resolved

  • Fixed issues:
    • Preventing the move date from appearing on the Members Moved Out report.
    • Related to out-of-unit member records (iOS).
    • Preventing thumbnails from loading (iOS).
    • Causing search criteria to be cleared when returning to the list of results (iOS).
    • Causing units to appear out of order on the unit picker (iOS).
    • Preventing Cub Scout and activity days groups from appearing (Android).
    • Causing problems with editing personal or household information (Android).
  • Made other bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Release 3.1

Date Released: 30 August 2016

New or Enhanced Functionality

  • Added the ability for ward and stake leaders to view the Missionary Progress Record in wards and stakes where missionaries use the Area Book Planner mobile app (limited to certain missions in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States). The report allows ward and stake leaders to see which investigators and members the missionaries assigned to their unit are focusing on and what progress they are making.

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Release 3.0

Date Released: 01 June 2016

New or Enhanced Functionality

Member Related

  • Updated the look and feel of LDS Tools and optimized it for the latest iOS OS.
  • Enhanced the menu navigation from a drawer to a tab bar.
  • Added the ability to upload high-resolution individual and household photos.
  • Added member photo thumbnails to the directory list for when a user sorts by individuals.
  • Added an edit option when selecting the More menu item, allowing the user to choose which menu items show up on the tab bar and in which order.
  • Enhanced the Meetinghouse Locator functionality so that it will show an image of the meetinghouse if one is available.
  • Added household member class assignments in the directory.
  • Added Split View support for iOS devices that are able to use it.

Leader Related

  • Added additional options in Reports to map and contact members in each report.
  • Added the ability to view all three home and visiting teaching statuses: visited, not visited, or not recorded.

Issues Resolved

 

  • Resolved an issue in which calendar events that were added through the Calendar on LDS.org were not showing in LDS Tools after syncing.