How to Open JWPUB Files JW Library

Are you coming here because you want to know how to open the JWPUB file in JW Library? If the answer to the question is yes, please keep reading the article and find out how to open the JWPUB files in the JW Library.

JWPUB files are usually used as exclusive contents by the JW Library app for iOS and Android mobile devices and for Windows platforms. This one allows Jehovah’s Witnesses to get and view some different kinds of publications on their mobile devices.

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JWPUB files are able to be opened manually with a program known as Zip.decompression. In order to open it, the first thing that you will need to do is to change the .jwpub file extension to .zip. Then, decompress it with the decompression program. Some of the programs that you are able to use include Microsoft File Explorer, Corel WinZip, and Apple Archive utility.

The contents that have been extracted in the folder usually include a content file such as the publication information, and the manifest.json file, that includes metadata about the JWPUb file in JSON format. Once you have viewed the contents, please rename the .zip file extension to .jwpub if you want to open it again as a JWPUB file.

JWPUB means JW Library Publication. For those who are not familiar with JW Library, it is an official app made by Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is counted as a software that allows you to download Bibles and other publications.

A JWPUB file is the name of the digital e-book that is usually saved in the Jehovah’s Witnesses Publication (JWPUB) format, that is commonly used if you want to save the e-books that are able to be read using the JW Library mobile app. This one has a digital publication, including a bible translation, magazine, book, meeting workbook, brochure, or newsletter. JWPUB files are the kinds of files that are based on the open XML-based .EPUB format, which is usually used to save digital books and publications.

  • JWPUB file information:
  • Developer: Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Category: eBook Files
  • Format: Zip
  • Supported operating systems: Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, Windows 2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android

JW Library has been around since October 2013. It has come so far yet there are still many nice updates. Now, JW Library has gained the ability to import its own JWPUB formatted files. There seems to be a version of the well known EPUB format created to work specifically with the JW Library. The question is, how to get these JWPUB files?

The answer to the question is from However, it is not as clear as you think. There is the link to the JWPUB version of the file hidden in the source code of each individual page. Once you have found the link, you are able to download and open the file in JW Library for iOS or you may want to share this file with the other friends, bible students, or return again to open the right in the JW Library app.

There is an automation app called Workflow that allows you to automate a lot of actions on the iPhone or iPad. You will automate the process of finding the JWPUB link on the publication page, download it, and then share or open the file in JW Library. After you have the Workflow app installed on the iPad, you can just simply download the workflow link on and you will be ready to go. Once you have got the workflow link, go to and navigate to the page of a certain publication. Keep in mind that the workflow will not work from the PUBLICATIONS menu page. Once you are on the individual page, please tap on the Safari share button. In this stage, you will be able to see the option called Run Workflow. In case the option is not available, you will need to scroll all the way to the right, tap More and enable Workflow. Then, tap Run Workflow and then select the Download JWPUB workflow from the list. Doing so will start the process of automatically finding the JWPUB file and downloading it. After that, you will be able to see the option to share the file or copy to JW Library. Feel free to select either option that you want. For your information, sharing via iMessage does not allow the recipient to open the file but sharing via email works perfectly. If you select Copy to JW Library, the file will be imported into the app and will be listed in the downloaded publications tab.

Importing JWPUB files is a really easy way to work with some language files in JW Library. This one is also the best option if you want to quickly look for a publication or subject on and then immediately open it with JW Library for offline use.

In conclusion, if you want to open a .jwpub file on your computer, you will need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .jwpub association is not set correctly, you may get the error message saying that Windows cannot open the file. In order to open the file, Windows has to know what kind of program that you want to use to open it. Windows is able to go online to look for it automatically or you are able to just manually choose from the list of the programs that are installed on your computer.

If you want to change the file association, you should right click the file with the extension whose association you want to change and then click Open With. When you are in the Open With dialog box, click the program that you want the file to open or click Browse to find the program that you want. Lastly, choose the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

One comment

  1. Alfin,
    Thank you for this article it was very useful in better understading the jwpub format. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for backing up a jwpub file that’s already been installed on the JWLIB app? I ask becasue there are certain files that are not available to download outside of the app. When the app must be reinstalled, all those files must be re-downloaded and reinstalled. The download process is painfully long. To reduce this, I was hoping to locate, and backup each of those files to reduce the effort during a re-install.

    I’ve tried to locate them in the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder with no success. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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