The Cache details screen provides all the information you might want about a cache plus an ability to Navigate to the cache and log the cache.
- 1 Title Bar
- 2 Logging and Navigation Bar
- 3 Main Information Area
- 4 Information and Actions
- 5 Other Menu Actions
The top of every Cache Details screen contains a back arrow to return you to the previous screen, the GC Code of the cache, and the Action Button (••• in a circle). These are the available actions you can choose.
Tip: Tapping the GC Code in the title bar will copy the code to the clipboard.
The actions available differ if you are viewing the cache from the Live screen, a list of offline caches or an online cache list.
Available actions are:
|Action||Live Cache||Offline Cache||Online Cache|
|Add to List||✓||✓||✓|
|Share this cache||✓||✓||✓|
|Log a trackable||✓||✓||✓|
|View on geocaching.com||✓||✓||✓|
|Find Caches Near This||✓||✓||✓|
Just below the Title Bar are the two key actions you commonly use: Log this Cache and Navigate to Cache
Tap this and you will be taken to the Navigate screen.
Log this Cache
Tap this and you will be taken to the Log Cache screen.
Main Information Area
Just below the Logging and Navigation area is a summary area for all the main information about the cache.
It begins with the cache name and an icon reflecting the cache type. A red triangle on the cache type icon indicates that you have saved corrected coordinates for this cache. You might also see an FTF badge if the cache is newly published and no one has yet posted a Found It log. For all possible icons in this line see Cache Icons. If a cache is archived or disabled, the title will have
The next line has "Hidden by ????? on ?????" showing who hid the cache (the Cache Owner, also known as the CO) and when it was hidden. Tapping here will take you to the the User Profile screen of the Cache Owner (CO).
Below that you see indicators for Difficulty, Terrain and Cache Size. At the far right of this line you may see a small orange icon of a sheet of paper. If present, this indicates you have a Cache Note on this cache.
Next comes the cache coordinates and the distance to the cache. Tapping the coordinates will cycle between decimal minutes and decimal degree displays. Long pressing on the coordinates will copy them to the clipboard.
Lastly, there is a count of the number of trackables in the cache and the number of Favorites the cache has been awarded. Tap Trackables to see a list of trackables in the cache. For an offline cache, you can view this list but keep in mind that it will only be as current as the last time this cache was last saved/updated on your device and may no longer reflect the trackables actually in the cache. Tap Favorites to see the list of cachers who awarded a favorite point for this cache. This requires a data connection to pull the list from geocaching.com even for an offline cache.
Note: The count of trackables may not be accurate as people may have removed them and not logged them into a new location.
Information and Actions
The Description view shows you the description from the cache listing in three ways: Text, Web and Source. Text is the default and shows you primarily the textual material in the description. Web treats the description as if it were a web screen so you will often see more formatting, bolded text. etc. Finally, Source shows you the underlying HTML that defines the web page. If you are solving puzzles, the Source view can be very useful as something like an HTML comment giving the solution may lurk there.
Tap the ••• Actions for an option to translate the screen using Google Translate which could be handy if you don't speak the language used in the description.
If the cache has a hint, this will show it to you. If you have disabled Decode Hint in More > Settings, then the hint will be ROT-13 encoded and you can tap ••• and choose Decode to see it. The other action you can perform is Translate with Google.
The logs section displays the last type of the 5 most recent logs on the cache (e.g. Found, DNF, note, etc.). The colors of each dot represents the type of log. Some of the colors can be replaced by smilies if you prefer. For offline caches, the recent logs will only be as current as the last time the cache was saved/updated on your device.
If you tap the Logs line, you drill down to see individual logs in reverse chronological order (most recent at the top). The first line of the log shows the cacher's profile photo if they have one, their caching name, and at the far right the ••• action button which allows you to use Google Translate on the log text. This can be invaluable if the log is in a language you don't know. Of course, this requires data service to reach Google translate. Right below that is the type of log and the date the log was made.
Tapping the geocacher's photo or name will open their Profile screen. From there you can contact the user, view their finds/hides, see their photos, and more.
This is where you can write yourself a note about the cache or, for that matter, anything you want to be able to refer to later. The note is updated to the geocaching.com website as a personal cache note. If you are offline, then the update will occur when you are connected to the internet again.
This lets you see Images associated with the cache. Cache Owner images will be displayed first with a green border. Depending on how you loaded the Cache, the images may not have been downloaded yet and you will only see gray boxes. Images are not included with a lite cache download. A full cache download saves the images associated with the 30 most recent logs included in the download. The cache could have many more images than the initial download (think Earth Caches).
The ••• Actions include: Download Current Images, Download All Images, and Delete All Images (to save space). Current images will update the ones that are currently visible and saved in the database. All Images will query geocaching.com to download ALL images for that cache.
Note: Images are downloaded in the background so they may not appear right away. Be patient if the download indicator is visible in the More Tab.
The action line tells you how many attributes the cache has. Tapping into it provides a list of them.
Here you can see any waypoints associated with the cache. This includes those provided by the cache owner, as well as those created by you. You can also project waypoints and set corrected coordinates from here.
If you want all the extra information about a cache in one place, this is the spot. You get a list of all sorts of things you might be looking for that didn't fit comfortably elsewhere.
Here is a complete list of the things you can see on this screen.
- User Found Date: Not filled in if you haven't found it or updated since you did
- Name: Title of the cache
- Code: GC Code
- Premium: Is the cache visible only to Premium members?
- Archived: Is the cache archived?
- Available: Is the cache available (not Disabled or Archived)
- Type: Cache type (Traditional, Mystery, Multicache, etc.)
- Date Hidden: When the cache was first placed.
- Last Found: Date of the last Found it log
- Difficulty: 1.0 to 5.0 rating
- Terrain: 1.0 to 5.0 rating
- Size: Container size
- Favorite Points: Number of favorite points awarded by finders
- Placed By: Who created the cache
- Owner: Current owner. This may differ from Placed By if the cache has been adopted.
- Location: Cache coordinates (D dd.ddd format)
- Latitude: Latitude in decimal degrees
- Longitude: Longitude in decimal degrees
- UTM: Coordinates in UTM format
- State: The state or province where the cache resides
- Country: Country where the cache resides.
- URL: The coord.info short URL for the cache page on geocaching.com
Tapping any one of these items will copy the text of that item to the clipboard.
Tip: Long press on an item and it will be appended to the clipboard. So if you need GCcode, title, and date found to log a challenge, just long press each in turn and go paste the clipboard into the log. So easy.
This item will appear only for an offline cache. Tap it to see the offline lists of which the cache is a member. You can see the lists or delete the cache from membership in one or more lists using "Edit" or a swipe left and tap Delete.
Other Menu Actions
Tapping the ••• Action button gives you a number of options you can take with regard to the cache you have selected. There are different actions for a live (online) cache and a cache you have selected from an Offline List. Details of some of the actions can be found by following the links in the Title Bar description above. Other actions are:
Add to List
This item allows you to add this cache to a List. Tapping the option takes you to the list selection screen where you can choose from either an offline or online list. You can change modes by using the selector at the top of the screen.
Tapping this item will copy the cache details and open the standard [iOS sharing] screen. You will then be able to share the cache URL by email, message, etc.
Log a trackable
If you tap this item you will open your trackable inventory screen. There you can select a trackable and drop it in the cache or let the trackable visit the cache.
View on geocaching.com
Click this to open the cache page from geocaching.com in Safari.
A tap here will highlight the cache in the title area. The same highlight will appear in List View, and you will see a distinctive red color around the cache pin on the Map View.
A tap here will let you create a user-defined waypoint or set corrected coordinates for something like a puzzle or a multicache where you have determined a new final location.
A tap here will favorite the cache if you are registered as a premium member with geocaching.com. If you do not have any favorite points available or have not yet found the cache, you will get an error message informing you.
Find Caches Near This
If you tap this option a map screen will open displaying the closest 50 caches to this one. You will be able to download further caches using the refresh mechanism in Map and List Views. From the Map View, you can save the nearby caches to a list or export them to a GPX.
You can delete the cache from your offline list. If the cache is included in multiple lists then you will have two options to select from. "Delete From All" which will delete the cache from all lists it appears on and "Remove From List" which will delete it from the current list you selected the cache from only. You can also Cancel if you have selected this option in error. This option does not appear for caches viewed from online lists or the live map.
You can edit the information of an offline cache. All fields can be edited except the cache code. These changes are not saved to the geocaching.com website and will be overwritten if the cache is refreshed.
Hint - This feature is normally used on caches you have added manually, for example a lab cache or a new cache you propose to submit.
Export the cache as a GPX file for external apps.