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Can I enter gps coordinates on the iPhone app?

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I tried to search for an answer before I posted and couldn't seem to find any answers, so here I go.

 

I am a Premium member and have the free app for iPhone. I have four search options available to me. I am able to search by Location, Geocahe, Trackable, and GeoTour. If I solve a mystery, how can I enter the GPS coordinates? Or do I need to download a separate GPS app to be able to do that? Also, it would be helpful if I could search for a geocache by name too.

 

Any thoughts?

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I tried to search for an answer before I posted and couldn't seem to find any answers, so here I go.

 

I am a Premium member and have the free app for iPhone. I have four search options available to me. I am able to search by Location, Geocahe, Trackable, and GeoTour. If I solve a mystery, how can I enter the GPS coordinates? Or do I need to download a separate GPS app to be able to do that? Also, it would be helpful if I could search for a geocache by name too.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Instead of "coordinates", think "waypoints". B)

 

You should always check the Help Center first.

 

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php

 

Help Center → Apps → iPhone Geocaching® app

1.5. How Do I Add a Waypoint?

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=721

 

For puzzle caches, do you enter the corrected coordinates on the cache page?

 

Do you mean "search by name" on the app?

 

If you want to search for a cache by its name, use the old search function:

https://www.geocaching.com/seek/

 

B.

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I tried to search for an answer before I posted and couldn't seem to find any answers, so here I go.

 

I am a Premium member and have the free app for iPhone. I have four search options available to me. I am able to search by Location, Geocahe, Trackable, and GeoTour. If I solve a mystery, how can I enter the GPS coordinates? Or do I need to download a separate GPS app to be able to do that? Also, it would be helpful if I could search for a geocache by name too.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Instead of "coordinates", think "waypoints". B)

 

You should always check the Help Center first.

 

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php

 

Help Center → Apps → iPhone Geocaching® app

1.5. How Do I Add a Waypoint?

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=721

 

For puzzle caches, do you enter the corrected coordinates on the cache page?

 

Do you mean "search by name" on the app?

 

If you want to search for a cache by its name, use the old search function:

https://www.geocaching.com/seek/

 

B.

 

Thanks Pup Patrol! Duh! Now I feel dumb! :blink:

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Look what I just found:

 

Help Center → Finding a Geocache → Searching for a Geocache

2.14. How to Enter Solved Coordinates for Mystery Caches

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=807

 

I had no idea that was there, or when it got published.

 

Instructions for Updating coordinates on website and for Updating coordinates in Geocaching® app. The last item, "Automatic sync between web and Geocaching® app", says that the app will show the corrected coordinates on the map.

 

MamaBear, do NOT feel dumb. This is not exactly "intuitive" stuff.

 

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That's excellent! Thanks Pup Patrol. I didn't know the app has that feature. Normally, when i silver a mystery, I enter the coordinates in my GPSr. What a great find!

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Or do I need to download a separate GPS app to be able to do that?

Any thoughts?

 

I have this same question of just loading coordinates into my I Phone. I am not dealing with a mystery cache and the examples listed above do not seam to be available on my phone.

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I have this same question of just loading coordinates into my I Phone. I am not dealing with a mystery cache and the examples listed above do not seam to be available on my phone.

 

Try search for a Multi instead.

After you hit Start, you will see "MORE" above three dots. Choose it and you can create or manage Waypoints... that you can use for any purposes not necessarily related to a given Multi.

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I have this same question of just loading coordinates into my I Phone. I am not dealing with a mystery cache and the examples listed above do not seam to be available on my phone.

 

Try search for a Multi instead.

After you hit Start, you will see "MORE" above three dots. Choose it and you can create or manage Waypoints... that you can use for any purposes not necessarily related to a given Multi.

 

I can see the 3 dots but there is nothing noted in that area of the page

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Thank you for the tip, now I can find easily the Puzzle catches and other types that requires me to input the coordinates. Thanks a bunch!!!! :grin:

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