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This is the single most annoying aspect of the app and yet doesn't have a setting to turn it off. Can a setting be added that allows us to turn off this notification? I am pretty sure this would get a lot of votes from the community.

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Kinda surprised this is still an issue. There's been a few threads on this.

IIRC, it was originally on the old Intro app (as a new person may need the proximity alarm while learning), and somehow carried over to this new app.

I agree, an on/off switch would be nice.

Fortunately I don't do urban hides (sorta tough to be stealthy...), but instead would scare the critters away when in the woods. :)

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I hate that this can't be turned on. Nothing like a loud noise coming from your phone to stay stealthy </sarcasm>

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I second this request. While caching on the motorbike this warning becomes anoying. I can't hit OK while driving and therefore don't have a guidance where to stop.

 

Best regards,

CrankyGerman

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Agree - just started using the new app. This is one of the many nuisances with the new app.

I really like the old app! Why did they change something that works?

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I agree with all of you about "You are getting close" sound and the message that you have to click on Ok to make go away. It's annoying while driving and/or walking, especially hitting the OK button. Maybe in time they will off/on button for this annoying sound and message. I like geocaching and also I like the new app once I got to use it - even better than the old one :rolleyes:

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. We're looking at options for improving this for more experienced users in the next couple months.

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That is great news, Ben! Little by little, the app keeps getting better. For me, it's down to this and just one other issue and then I will be a happy app user. My wishlist, copied from another thread:

Once "saved logs" (formerly "field notes") are added this month, I have only three items to add to your wish list:

 

7. Ability for the screen to stay active while I'm actively navigating to a waypoint.

8. Ability to disable "You're getting close!" alerts.

9. Ability to disable helpful beginner tip popup messages. (Yes, I know what a mystery cache is. I've been geocaching for 15 years.)

Draft logs - CHECK!

Screen stays active - CHECK!

Disable proximity alerts - soon???

 

How about, each time you answer one of the common improvement requests, everyone sends you a message that says "You're getting close!" :ph34r:

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How about, each time you answer one of the common improvement requests, everyone sends you a message that says "You're getting close!" :ph34r:

 

Well-played, sir. :P

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. We're looking at options for improving this for more experienced users in the next couple months.

 

Thank you!

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Add us to the list... disappointed (so far) with the "New" app and this "feature" is near the top of the list.... I pretty certain I know I'm getting close, after all, that's why I would have this app loaded, to find a cache....

 

How about, each time you answer one of the common improvement requests, everyone sends you a message that says "You're getting close!" :ph34r:

 

Well-played, sir. :P

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I would prefer a simple proximity ding instead of the clanging chimes. A choice between the current sound, a ding or silent would be great.

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