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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.
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.
Note: The font size in the Description is affected by the settings in IOS Accessibility->Display & Text Size so if you need larger or bold fonts you can adjust accordingly.
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Revision as of 22:02, 20 May 2020

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.

Title Bar


The top of every Cache Details screen contains a back arrow to return you to the previous screen, the GC Code of the cache, an icon for list-related actions 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. Some vary, for example if the cache is already highlighted, Edit Highlight and Remove Highlight will appear.

Available ••• actions are:

Action Live Cache Offline Cache Online Cache
Add to Calendar (only on Events)
Log a trackable
View on geocaching.com
Highlight (Add/Edit/Remove)
Add Waypoint
Find Caches Near This
Export GPX

Available List-related actions are:

Action Live Cache Offline Cache Online Cache
Save to List

Logging and Navigation Bar

At the bottom of the Cache Details screen is a control bar holding buttons for Logging a Geocache and Navigating to a Geocache.


Log Geoache

This button can show several different texts. For an unlogged cache, it shows "Log Geocache". If you have a Pending Log, it will show "View Pending Log" and if it is Found on the web site, it will show the Found Date.

If not yet logged, tap this and you will be taken to the Log Cache screen. If you have already logged the cache the button text will say "Found xx/yy/year" or just "Found" if the date is not known. Tapping the button when it says "Found" will also take you to the Log Cache screen where you can edit the previous Found log or do other logging actions like Write a Note or post a Needs Maintenance. "View Pending Log" does lets you complete or change the Pending Log. Note that you can also manipulate Pending Logs via the More... tab.

If you have a Pending Log and want to add an additional Pending Log (like Write Note or Needs Maintenance), a long press on the button will set you up to create another Pending log.

For Earth Caches and Virtual caches you will have another menu item which is Send Answers. Tapping this will open the Message Center in Safari so you can send your answers to the Cache Owner.

Navigate to Cache Icon

Tap the Compass needle shaped icon and you will be taken to the Navigate screen.

Main Information Area

Just below the Title Bar 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 an event cache, the icon may will show the text "Soon" if the event is coming soon. For all possible icons in this line see Cache Icons. If a cache is disabled, the title will have strike-through text. If a cache is archived, the title will have strike-through text and greyed out plus there will be a 🚫 overlaid on the icon.

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 green icon indicating the cache is Premium and on its left a small orange icon of a sheet of paper. If present, this indicates you have a Personal Note on this cache.NoteandPremium.png

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. IF the coordinates are green in color then they are Corrected Coordinates

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. The Favorites heart icon will be red if you have awarded this cache a favorite point.

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.

If a coordinate exists in the Description, it will be shown in green with an underline. Tapping the green link will show a menu of actions: Create Waypoint, Set as Corrected Coordinate, Copy Coordinates, Navigate to Location.

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.

Note: The font size in the Description is affected by the settings in IOS Accessibility->Display & Text Size so if you need larger or bold fonts you can adjust accordingly.


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.

If a coordinate exists in the Hint, it will be shown in green with an underline. Tapping the green link will show a menu of actions: Create Waypoint, Set as Corrected Coordinate, Copy Coordinates, Navigate to Location.


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). You can sort them into other orders using the Sort icon at the top right. Sort options are: Newest, Helpful, Great Story. Note that sorting is not an option for the logs of an offline cache. It is sorted with newest first and the Helpful and Great Story data is not available

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.

Below the log entry you can upvote the log entry by tapping Great Story and/or Helpful. The upvoting is only active in Norway and Canada via the web site but using Cachly you will be able to upvote any cache, worldwide. If the cacher has uploaded any photos then this will be displayed (together with the number of photos). By tapping here you can look at the photos that were uploaded by that cacher.

Personal Note

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. If a coordinate exists in the Personal Note, it will be shown in green with an underline. Pressing the green link will show a menu of actions: Create Waypoint, Set as Corrected Coordinate, Copy Coordinates, Navigate to Location.

You can add coordinates in the personal note. If they are in a recognized format they will be in green and underlined. You will then be able to tap them to get some alternative uses for them. The options available are:

The Personal Note screen allows toggle between Edit & Preview modes with Edit as the default. In Edit mode, you must long press any text/coordinates that are detected, while in Preview mode the detected text can be tapped.


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 - look on User tab. You can also project waypoints and set Corrected Coordinates from here.

Corrected Coordinates

This line shows an "Add" button to add corrected coordinates or "Remove" button if you already have set the corrected coordinates and might want to remove them. Tapping "Add" takes to to the Add Waypoint screen with the Corrected Coordinates slider On.

Additional Information

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.

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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
User DNF Date: Not filled in if you haven't DNFed it
Name: Title of the cache
Code: GC Code
County: County name
State/Region: The state or province where the cache resides
Country: Country where the cache resides.
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
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: Tap an item to copy the text to the clipboard. Long press on an item and it will be appended to the current clipboard. So if you need GCcode, title, and date found to log a challenge, just tap GCcode then long press on each of the other two and go paste the clipboard into the log. So easy.

List Membership

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.

Tip: Swipe to delete cannot be used for the list you are currently viewing. To remove it from the list, go to list view, find the cache entry and swipe right and choose Remove.

Other Action Menu (•••) Functions

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:


Refreshes the latest cache information from geocaching.com. Note that pulldown to refresh is also supported so you can do it that way too.


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.

If you find that the cache is opening in the official app and you would prefer it to be open in Safari then you have inadvertently changed the iPhone default. To change it back:

  • Open a notification email from Geocaching HQ (one that has a link to a cache: new, archived, etc).
  • Tap on the link to the cache BUT hold your finger on that link until a menu appears
  • Select “Open in Safari"
  • Cachly will now open in Safari


A tap here will let you choose a color to highlight the cache in the title area. The same highlight will appear in List View.

Add Waypoint

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.

Favorite Cache

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 caches to this one. The number returned defaults to 50 but you can change this in your Settings. 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.


[Offline only] 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.


[Offline only] 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 GPX

Export the cache as a GPX file for external apps.

List-Related Menu Actions

Tapping the icon to the left of the ••• button gives you a number of options you can do that are list-related.

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.


Add the cache to your geocaching.com watch list. You can remove an entry from your watch list by deleting it from the special Online list Watchlist.


Add the cache to the geocaching.com ignore list. You can remove an entry from your Ignore list by deleting it from the special Online list Ignore List.