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2.20. How Do I Use Pocket Queries?

You must be a Geocaching Premium member with the Geocaching Classic App to use these search functions.

Pocket Queries are custom geocache queries that can be downloaded from the website. They are in a format you can bring along with you on cache hunts on your GPS and/or smartphone. Each query can include up to 1,000 caches. 

Pocket Queries need to be started at your computerGo here to create a Pocket Query. At the bottom of the page, choose to receive the results in GPS Exchange Format (*.gpx). We also suggest naming your query something like, "Kid Friendly Caches", or, "North of the City" for example.

Steps for accessing a Pocket Query on the paid Geocaching iPhone App:

  1. After running your Pocket Query at your computer, access the Geocaching app from your iPhone
  2. Select 'Pocket Queries' at the bottom of the page
  3. Select the Pocket Query you would like to access ("Kid Friendly Caches", for example)
  4. Select (...) from the upper right corner of the screen
  5. Select 'Save to Offline List'
  6. Choose "Create New List", or add these caches to an existing list by selecting 'Add to an Existing List'. Select 'Save'.
  7. Select the name of the Pocket Query to access the results, under the "Saved" tab




Options for Pocket Query results:

Map Button – Shows all the results of the Pocket Query on a map. Clicking on a cache icon from the map will provide basic information on the geocache and give you the option to visit the listing.

(...) Menu Button

  1. Delete this list - Delete the Pocket Query from your device
  2. Sort by - Choose to sort the Pocket Query results by:

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