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Perpetual Loading Geocaching Message on GC App

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The GC app no longer loads geocaches in map mode on my Android.

When the app opens up, the map loads, but a black bar at the top flashes "Loading geocaches.." every second without completing...

 

This pretty much renders the app useless, so thanks for ideas on how to fix this...

 

 

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Since we're already off-topic (this is the Website forum), I'll suggest trying another caching app that works well offline.  Pre-load the map for your area, pre-load some PQs, put it in airplane mode to save battery if you like, and off you go - just with like a classic GPS unit.

 

On Android, Locus Map is an excellent choice for offline caching.  For when the Internet just doesn't work.

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I moved this thread from the website bug reporting and feature suggestion forum.

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Thanks Keystone - will look for updates and post other related items there...

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Didn't hear back on if this was a bug or an operational issue, so uninstalled/reinstalled the app and it seems to be working now.

Cause:  unknown.

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I recall this happening to me in the past. Some things to try:

  1. Make sure the app is up to date.
  2. Delete the app's cache/data.
  3. Log out and log back in. (deleting app data might do this for you)

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7 hours ago, Valkarie63 said:

Didn't hear back on if this was a bug or an operational issue, so uninstalled/reinstalled the app and it seems to be working now.

Cause:  unknown.

I'm willing to bet the app was failing to update cached files. If this happens again in the future, try my above suggestions. Though removal and reinstallation will effectively complete all of them.

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