What are the settings found in the Settings app?

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Several settings are included in the Settings app that change the default behavior of the app. To change these settings:

  1. Press the home button to exit the app
  2. Open the settings app
  3. Scroll down until you see the app icon and tap that


The following settings can be changed:

Question oracle options

  • Coin face is Yang: Default is Off, the coin side withwriting represents Yin. If On, the coin side with writing represents Yang.
  • Quick Method: This determines the probabilities used by the Quick oracle method. The default is 1 Changing line.
    • 1 Changing line: a hexagram will be produced with exactly one changing line.
    • 3 Coin probabilities: produces the same result as the 3 Coin oracle method.
    • Yarrow probabilities: produces the same result as the Yarrow oracle method.
  • Sound Effects: Default is On, sounds are enabled, and can be controlled using the device's volume and mute settings. If Off, sounds are disabled.


Book options

  • Book style: controls how lines, trigrams and hexagrams are displayed.
    • Follow the book will follow the line style and changing line indicator of the book.
    • Modern indicates a thick modern line style and a changing line with a dot '•' to the right.
    • Classic indicates a thin classic line style and a changing line with an x or an o in the middle.
    • Calligraphy indicates a decorative line style ‘~’ and a changing line with an x or an o in the middle.
  • Line order: controls the order in which lines are listed in the book.
    • Follow the book: lists line text in the order found in the book.
    • Top to bottom: lists line text from the 6th line to the 1st line.
    • Bottom to top: lists line text from the 1st line to the 6th line.


Journal Options

  • Use iCloud: Default is on, the journal is synced between devices using iCloud. If you are having problems with iCloud, turn this off. Your journal will remain local to the device.
  • Export Format: Default is HTML, copying or e-mailing a journal entry uses HTML format. If Tab-delimited, copying or e-mailing a journal entry uses tab-delimited text format.
  • Show Changes: controls how many changing lines are displayed in the journal.
    • All: shows all changing lines.
    • First: only shows the first changing line.
    • Master Yin: shows only one changing line, based on the method described in "The Complete I Ching" by Taoist Master Alfred Huang.
    • Modified Zhu Xi: shows only one changing line, based on S J Marshall's adaptation of Zhu Xi's rules.


S J Marshall’s adaptation of Zhu Xi’s rules (published in 1186 CE) are described on Joel Biroco’s Yijing Dao web site, http://www.biroco.com/yijing/basics.htm.

© Brian Arnold 2017