UtChaz & Family, on Oct 24 2010, 02:36 PM, said:
Sounds as bad as me.
I get it logged in and looking for caches but it doesn't have anywhere, that I've found yet, that allows me to sign into GC.com so I don't get cachings that are either mine or that I've already found...
Start the Geocaching app. Once the disclaimer disappears and the application menu comes up, press the Menu button. Depending on the model of phone, the Menu button can either be a hard button or a capacitive button at the bottom of your phone's touch screen. Once you find and press the Menu button, a list of options should come up, one of which is for Settings. Select that, and the application settings should be displayed. The first section of the Settings screen should say "Geocaching.com Account Info". Click on the text box next to "Username" and enter the username you use for geocaching.com. Then click on the text box next to "Password" and enter the password you use for geocaching.com. Underneath that is a button that says "Login". Click that to login.
The next thing displayed on the settings screen is titled "Saved Field Notes". There is a button that says "Submit Saved Field Notes". It is grayed out if there are no pending field notes saved. You can use this to submit field notes if you try to enter a log and do not have data service at the time.
The next section on the settings screen is titled "Search Filters". It contains the description "Choose Basic to show only traditional geocaches. Choose Advanced to show all types of geocaches." Make your selection in the combo box if you want Advanced or Basic.
This section also has a description that says "Choose 'Hide Finds' to filter out the geocaches you have already found or placed (requires log in)." If you are logged in(completed the Geocacing.Com Account Info section which should now display the text "Logged in as " followed by your geocaching.com username) you can choose "Hide Finds" to only return caches which you have not found and do not own.
The next section of the settings screen is titled Returned Results. You can select the number of caches you want the application to display at a time when you search for nearest geocaches.
The next section is titled Units. You can choose "Miles/Ft" if you prefer distances to be displayed in miles and feet or "KM/Meters" if you prefer distances to be displayed as kilometers and meters.
The next section is titled Initial Navigation Mode. You can choose "Compass Mode" if you want the compass to be displayed when navigating to a cache or "Map Mode" if you want the map view. You can switch from one to the other while navigating to the cache by again pressing the handy Menu button and choosing the corresponding option.
The next section is Database Location. This allows you to set whether you want the database to be stored in internal memory or on the microSD card.
The last section is titled Search for GPX files on the SD card. You can press this if you want to load caches from a GPX file you have stored on your microSD card.
That's how you get to the settings menu and an overview of what the settings are. It probably would have taken you less time to press the Menu button and explore the options than it did for me to type it out. That's one of the cool things about Android. If you think there should be a setting for something, you can hit the Menu button on the phone and often get other options. Not everything has to be tied into the GUI like it does with those other phones that only have one button.
This post has been edited by deercreekth: 27 October 2010 - 07:19 AM