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iHikeGPS Help

These instructions are available within the App by tapping               

To use iHikeGPS, Location Services in the Settings App must be ON.

My Location Screen:


Tapping this tab shows the main screen where you will view your current location on a map. The other 4 tabs at the bottom let you create, download, select, and manage other items to show on this main screen, and to start & stop track recording and navigation.

ACTIONRESULT
Tap the My Location tab
when already on the
My Location screen

Show (or download) a map for the current location.

Turn on Automatic Current Location Centering.
1 finger slide

Drag map.

Turns off Automatic Current Location Centering.
2 finger pinch

Zoom in or out.

Turns off Automatic Current Location Centering.
2 taps in white spaceShow (or download) map for tapped position.
2 taps inside main mapZoom in 2X.
2 taps inside stitched mapIf a specific map is choosen:  Switch to tapped map.
else (map for current location):  Zoom in 2X.
3 taps inside mapReturn to original scale.
4 tapsZoom out as far as possible.
5 tapsTotal Reset:

  Show map for current location at its original scale.

  Turn on Automatic Current Location Centering.
1 tap with three fingersZoom out 2X.
Tap    Add a new waypoint for where you are
or any place on a map you are viewing.                or

Share a location or a map image via AirDrop, Copy, Print, Photos app, Email, Message, Twitter or Facebook.

Tap   
then tap
 Anywhere on the Map

Read the location coordinates for any point on the map.

Measure the distance and direction from
your current location to anywhere on the map.

Select a waypoint on the map to edit or Go To.

Push and Hold

  
Create an instant new waypoint for your current location.
No additional typing or taps.
Named with the current date and time.

Automatic Current-Location Centering:

On    

Current location is kept centered on the screen.

Switches maps while hiking.
Off     Map position stays fixed where you move it manually.
To turn OnTap the My Location tab while the map is showing.
To turn OffDrag the map.
Usual Top of the My Location Screen (#1*)
A Go To Waypoint or Route is Set (#2*)

* When a Go To waypoint or a route is active, tap twice in the top bar to switch between
(#1) and (#2).

Change the units displayed (e.g. degrees, UTM) by using the Settings App.

When using a Go To waypoint or a route with waypoints, the Distance and Bearing are for the straight-line to the next waypoint. The ETA is to the next waypoint.

When using a route converted from a track log, the Distance is along the curved route to the end of the route. The Bearing is the direction to the next point on the route. The ETA is to the end of the route.

The Track Timer shows hours:minutes since you turned on track recording. The Odometer shows the distance travelled during that time. If for some reason (such as you went through a tunnel) a track was not actually recorded for the whole time, the straight line distance between the two track points on either side of the recording gap is used. If the Track Timer and Odometer are visible, then track recording is on.

When a Location or Elevation Accuracy background turns yellow, this indicates that the GPS satellite signals are not being received properly. Therefore your position may be off.

In the Map Area

The Course Indicator shows the direction you are moving. The length of the Course Indicator is proportional to the square root of your speed. At speeds less than 9 mph, a gray Compass Heading Indicator is shown instead of the blue Course Indicator, because GPS Course measurements are not accurate at these slower speeds.

Use the Settings App to show or hide these direction vectors.

If the Compass Heading is incorrect, go through the normal compass calibration movements even if you don’t see the prompt to do so.

Stitching Maps

The option to stitch compatible adjacent maps together is selected using the Settings App.

Maps for adjacent areas may be downloaded by double-tapping in a white space or by going to the Map List screen.

Stitch Maps OFFStitch Maps ON
Only one quad is shown.Multiple quads are shown.
Map margins are shown.Map margins are hidden.
Fastest map display. Slower when multiple maps are on screen.

Zoom in to speed up.

Zoom out to show the entire length
of very long tracks and routes.
Zoom out is limited to less than
the size of one map.

When two adjacent maps partially overlap, as for example along the USA-Canada border, to bring the back map to the front, double-tap the back map on the My Location screen to select it, or tap its name on the Map List screen.

Map Stitching Limitations

Most USGS maps, and all NRC and 2013 USFS maps use the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) map projection, which changes when you cross the boundary line between two UTM zones due to the curvature of the earth.


Right Edge of Zone 12   Left Edge of Zone 13 

Thus UTM map stitching won’t work across the black lines shown on this map of UTM zones.

California USGS maps use the Albers Conic map projection instead of UTM. USGS map stitching works anywhere within California, but it will not work across the California borders with Oregon, Nevada and Arizona.

2013 US Forest Service maps use the UTM map projection. Thus map stitching will work between a 2013 US Forest Service map and a USGS map in all states except California.

Current US Forest Service maps use the Geographic map projection. They can be stitched to any other current US Forest Service map, but not to another kind of map.

Map stitching works best with the iPhone 4S and later, the 3rd and later generation iPads (including the iPad mini), or the 5th and later generations of the iPod touch. Stitching will still function on older devices, but map display updating may be too slow for convenient use due to the limited processing power.

Sharing Locations and Map Images:

HOW TODO THIS
Email
current location

Tap    , then  Current Location  , then   .

Includes a screen map image if current location shows on map.

Email queued in your out box. Sent when the Internet connects.
Send
current location
without a
map image
Drag the map so that the current location is not visible
before tapping   , then  Current Location  .
Email
any location
on the map

Tap    , then  Anywhere on the Map  .

Move the map to center the desired point under the red crosshairs.

Tap    , then   .

Includes a screen map image.

Send
a location
in other
ways

Instead of   , Tap   to use the Messages app.

Upgrade to iOS 9 or later to use the Notes app

Tap to save to Notes.

Tap to post to Twitter.

Tap to post to Facebook.

Tap to put the location coordinates on the clipboard.

Tap , then tap the Google Earth app icon

to view the location in Google Earth.
Send
a screen
map
image
in other
ways

Tap , then  

to send the map image to a nearby AirDrop-capable iOS device or Mac.

Works even in the wilderness with no cell or Internet connection.

Tap to put the map image on the clipboard.

Tap to add the map image to the Photos app.

Tap   to send the map image to another app.

Save a
screen map
image in
iCloud Drive
Tap   , then  .

Printing Screen Map Images:

HOW TODO THIS
Print a screen
map image with
no crosshairs

Tap    , then  Current Location  .

Tap   .

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Tap  Print  .
Print a screen
map image with
crosshairs
marking the
location

Tap    , then  Anywhere on the Map  .

Move the map to center the desired point under the red crosshairs.

Tap    .
Tap .

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Tap  Print  .

Track Screen:


Don’t Record a Track. Stop Recording.
Reset to zero and turn off Track Timer & Odometer display.

Record a Track only when iHikeGPS is showing on the screen.

Start Track Timer & Odometer display.

Record a Track even when using another App, or the iOS device is sleeping.
Start Track Timer & Odometer display.
Turns off track recording when your speed exceeds 20 miles per hour for 8 seconds.
Does not start again when you slow down.

Record a Track even when using another App, or the iOS device is sleeping.
Start Track Timer & Odometer display.
Will keep recording until you manually turn it off.

For a shortcut, if you Push and Hold one of these recording options instead of tapping it, after the selection the screen will immediately jump back to showing My Location.

To use  Until Drive  or  Always  , Background App Refresh must be On in the Settings App.

Use  Until Drive  to automatically prevent recording a track of the drive away from the trailhead because you forgot to turn off Record Track. Use only for hiking, not if you are skiing, on a bike, etc.

When set to  Always   (or  Until Drive  without driving), iHikeGPS continues to record a track and to drain the battery more quickly for as long as iHikeGPS remains in the Recents List. The Status Bar in other apps will show that your location is still being recorded by iHikeGPS.

Recording of tracks requires a GPS chip found in all iOS devices that have the ability to connect to a cellular network, or an iOS-compatible external GPS receiver.

Using Tracks:

HOW TODO THIS
Save the track
within iHikeGPS
If the stepper buttons below the graph are visible, tap them so only the desired track segments are showing.
Tap (Share).  Tap  Track Segments…  (or  Entire Track  ).
Tap   .
Save the track
in GPX format
to Notes
Tap (Share).  Tap  Track Segments…  or  Entire Track  .
Tap   .
Upgrade to iOS 9 or later to use the Notes app.
Delete track Manually: Tap the Trash Can to remove the entire track from your device and the iCloud backup.
Auto-Delete: After 8000 track points, the oldest track points are replaced with new ones.
View the track on
a topo map
Tap  View On A Map  .
Download a map for the 
track if no map is found

Tap  View On A Map  .

Tap  Download Map  .
View the track
in Google Earth
Tap (Share).  Tap  Entire Track  or  Track Segments…  .

Tap   .   Tap the Google Earth app icon.

Sharing Tracks:

HOW TODO THIS
Email entire track Tap (Share), then  Entire Track , then   .

In GPX format.

Email queued in your out box. Sent when the Internet connects.
Email only
some track
segments
Tap the stepper buttons below the graph so only the desired track segments are showing.
Tap (Share), then  Track Segments…  , then   .
Send the
track in
GPX format
to other apps
or other devices

Use AirDrop

Use email

Use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use Open In

Use iTunes

Save the
track in
GPX or KML
format to
iCloud Drive
Tap (Share) ,  then   Track Segments…  or  Entire Track  .
Tap    or    ,  then   .

Elevation Graph:

HOW TODO THIS
Record an
accurate
elevation
profile
Start iHikeGPS with a clear view of the sky.

Tap the My Location tab.

Wait a few minutes to lock on all satellites ( Location Accuracy < 60 ft ).

Tap the Track tab. Tap Record Track:  Until Drive  . Go!
Tap Record Track:  Off   before you stop iHikeGPS at the end of the hike.
View time &
date in track
Trace the track on the graph with one finger.
View speed
in track
Trace the track on the graph with two fingers.

Shows average speed between your two fingers. Average does not include times while you are stopped or track recording is Off.

Show or
not show
waypoints
on the
elevation
graph *
Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS.

Start the Settings App.

Scroll down to iHikeGPS. Tap it.

Tap the Waypoints on Elevation Graph switch.

Print the
elevation
graph
Tap (Share),   then  Elevation Graph Image ,   then   .

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Tap  Print  .
* Waypoints from the main waypoints list which are within about 300 feet of a point on the track are shown.

Sharing the Elevation Graph:

Copy the
elevation
graph to the
clipboard
Tap (Share),   then  Elevation Graph Image ,   then   .
Save the
elevation
graph to the
Photos app
Tap (Share),   then  Elevation Graph Image ,   then   .
Save the
elevation
graph to the
Notes app
Tap (Share),   then  Elevation Graph Image ,   then   .
Upgrade to iOS 9 or later to use the Notes app.
Save the
elevation
graph to
iCloud Drive
Tap (Share) ,  then  Elevation Graph Image .
Tap ,  then   .
Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.
Send the
elevation
graph to
others
Tap (Share),   then  Elevation Graph Image .
Tap Open Image In or Air DropCopy Image To or Air Drop, Message, Mail, Twitter, or Facebook.

Track Gaps and Track Segments:

What you see on the mapA gap in the track.
What you see on the graph

Dotted light brown vertical lines separate track segments.

The distance traveled during a gap is not shown.
Why a Gap Happens

Lost GPS Satellite reception.

Device is turned off or Battery charge goes to zero.

Record Track is  Off .

Record Track set to  When Live :

       Your iOS device goes to sleep.

       You switch to another App.

Record Track set to  Until Drive :

       You exceed 20 mph for 8 seconds.

Record Track set to  Always :

       iOS needs the memory for another App.

      You remove iHikeGPS from the Recent Apps list.

Selecting a Range of Track Segments to Display on the Elevation Graph and the My Location screen:

Left
Choose the beginning track segment to display.

  1 is the oldest recorded track segment.

  The highest number you can get to by tapping +
  is the track segment that is currently being recorded.
Right
Choose the ending track segment to display.

  Set this to the same number as the left control
  to view only that one track segment.

These settings can also be used to select which track segments are used to create a route or to send in a GPX file.

A track segment which is currently being recorded is always shown on the My Location screen even if it is not selected by these settings.

Waypoints Screen:

Waypoint Coordinates are in the WGS 84 datum.
TAPRESULT
   +  Add a new waypoint.
 Share as a GPX file.
a waypoint nameView, Edit, Delete, Go To, or Cancel Go To that waypoint.
Search bar or    Filter the waypoints by entering text contained in the name or note, or by entering a latitude and/or longitude.
Status barJump to the top of the list.
  Delete All Clear all waypoints from the iOS device and the iCloud backup.
  Delete New Clear all newly created or imported waypoints from the iOS device and the iCloud backup.

A maximum of 4000 waypoints can be stored.

Adding Waypoints:

HOW TODO THIS
Add a waypoint on
the My Location screen
Tap    .   Tap Current Location or Anywhere on the Map.

Tap  .

Optionally name your waypoint using letters, numbers & spaces.

Optionally erase the date and time in the Note.

Tap  Done  at the top.

Add a waypoint and
immediately start
navigating to it
Instead of tapping   Done  at the top:

If the keyboard is covering the green button,

tap    Done  on the keyboard.

Tap  Done & Go To  .

Add an instant
waypoint for your
current position on
the My Location screen
Push and Hold    .
Add a waypoint on
the Waypoints screen
using your
Current Position

Tap  +  .   Tap  Current Location .

Optionally name your waypoint using letters, numbers & spaces.

Optionally erase or replace the Note text.

Tap  Done  at the top (or   Done & Go To   at the bottom).
Add a waypoint on
the Waypoints screen

by searching for the
latitude and longitude
of a Place Name

Requires an
Internet connection

Tap  +  .   Tap  Place Name Lookup 

Enter the Place Name using letters, numbers & spaces.
 Add a comma and the 2 letter state or province abbreviation.

Tap  Search Places 

Verify the location. Place Name databases have inaccuracies. Two different places might have the same name.

Tap  Done  at the top (or   Done & Go To   at the bottom).

Add a waypoint on
the Waypoints screen

using Latitude
and Longitude

Tap  +  .   Tap  Latitude & Longitude .

Optionally name your waypoint using letters, numbers & spaces.

Enter latitude & longitude.
 To find coordinates, look up the site’s name on Wikipedia.
 In the USA or Canada, enter a minus sign in front of longitude numbers.

Tap  Done  at the top (or   Done & Go To   at the bottom).

Importing Waypoints:

HOW TODO THIS
Add a waypoint on
the Waypoints screen

using a
geotagged photo
from your Photos app

Tap  +  .

Tap  A Geotagged Photo .

Tap the thumbnail image of the photo.

Optionally name your waypoint using letters, numbers & spaces.

Tap  Done  at the top (or   Done & Go To   at the bottom).
Add waypoint(s) by
importing a “.GPX” or
“.LOC” waypoints file
from the Notes app
on your iOS device
Open the Notes app.

Tap the note containing a waypoints file attachment.

Tap the attachment box.

Tap the text on the screen.

Tap (Share).

Scroll horizontally to the Open in iHikeGPS icon.Copy to iHikeGPS icon.Import with iHikeGPS icon.

Tap it.
Upgrade to iOS 9 or later to use the Notes app.
Add waypoint(s) by
importing a “.GPX” or
“.LOC” waypoints file
to iHikeGPS
on your iOS device
from another device

Use AirDrop

Use email

Use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use iTunes

Add waypoint(s) by
importing a “.GPX” or
“.LOC” waypoints file
to iHikeGPS
from another app
on your iOS device
Use (Share) in that app.

Scroll horizontally to the Copy to iHikeGPSImport with iHikeGPS icon.

Tap it.
Add waypoint(s) by
importing a “.GPX” or
“.LOC” waypoints file
from iCloud Drive
Open the iCloud Drive app.

Tap the waypoints file.

Tap (Share).

Scroll horizontally to the Copy to iHikeGPSImport with iHikeGPS icon.

Tap it.
Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.
Add waypoint(s) by
importing a “.GPX” or
“.LOC” waypoints file
to iHikeGPS
from a web site link
Go to the web page.

Tap the download link.

Tap Open In… if it appears.

Scroll horizontally to the Open in iHikeGPS icon.Copy to iHikeGPS icon.Import with iHikeGPS icon.

Tap it.

The Waypoints screen shows newly added or edited waypoints in red.

Details of a Specific Waypoint:

HOW TODO THIS
View the details of a waypoint Tap the waypoint name.
View a waypoint on a map Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  View On A Map  .

Download a map for a waypoint
if no map is found
Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  View On A Map  .

Tap  Download Map  .
Edit a waypoint Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  Edit  at the top.

Make your changes.

Tap  Done .
Move a waypoint to
your current location
Tap the waypoint name.

Tap  Edit  at the top.

Tap  Move To Here .

Tap  Done .
View the distance
between 2 waypoints

Tap . Tap  +  .

Tap  Waypoints .

Tap the name of the 1st waypoint.

Tap the button.

Tap  After this Waypoint .

Tap the name of the 2nd waypoint.

Read the distance.

Tap when you are done.

Sharing Waypoints:

HOW TODO THIS
Email all waypoints Tap (Share), then  All Waypoints , then   .
In GPX format.
Email queued in your out box. Sent when the Internet connects.
Email one waypoint Tap the Waypoint to send.

Tap  Go To  .

Tap  < Waypoints  in the top bar.
Tap (Share), then  Go To Waypoint  , then   .
After finishing the email, tap the Waypoint again.
Tap  Cancel Go To  .
Send waypoints
in GPX format
to other apps
or other devices

Use AirDrop

Use email

Use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use Open In

Use iTunes

Save waypoints
in GPX format
to Notes
Tap (Share),  then  All Waypoints  or  Go To Waypoint  .
Tap   .
Upgrade to iOS 9 or later to use the Notes app.
Save waypoints
in GPX or KML
format to
iCloud Drive
Tap (Share) ,  then  All Waypoints  or  Go To Waypoint  .
Tap    or    ,  then   .
Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.
View waypoints
in Google Earth
Tap (Share),  then  All Waypoints  or  Go To Waypoint  .

Tap   .   Tap the Google Earth app icon.

Deleting Waypoints:

HOW TODO THIS
Delete a waypoint

Tap the waypoint name.

Tap .

or

Swipe the waypoint name left.

Tap  Delete  .
Delete ALL waypoints

Create a backup by emailing the waypoints to yourself.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Tap  Delete All  .

Confirm by tapping  Delete ALL Waypoints  .
Delete New waypoints

When you import a GPX file and get waypoints you don’t want.

While scrolling to the bottom of the page, note all waypoints with red names. They will be deleted.

Tap  Delete New  .

Confirm by tapping  Delete New (red) Waypoints  .

Navigating to Go To Waypoints:

A Go To waypoint is a waypoint indicating your planned destination. It can be either the final destination of your hike or some important place along the way.

On the Waypoints Screen:

HOW TODO THIS
Set a Go To waypoint Add the waypoint if it is not already on the list.

Tap the waypoint name.   Tap  Go To  .

Set a Go To waypoint and
jump to the My Location screen.
Tap the waypoint name.   Touch and hold  Go To  .

            or, for a shortcut

Touch and hold the waypoint name.
Clear a Go To waypoint

Tap the Go To waypoint name (shown in green text).

Tap  Cancel Go To  .

            or, for a shortcut

Touch and hold the Go To waypoint name.

After setting a Go To waypoint, the top bar of the My Location screen looks like this:

The Estimated Time of Arrival is recalculated every few seconds, based on the trail just traveled since the Go To waypoint was set, and assuming that the trail ahead is similar in twistiness, steepness, and general direction. The ETA will not appear until you have hiked a couple of minutes with track recording turned on, so your average speed can be more accurately determined.

The elevation difference will be shown only if the Go To waypoint has an altitude entry.

If your speed exceeds 9 miles per hour, then the Course (the direction you are moving) will be shown in black text instead of the compass reading in gray text.
HOW TODO THIS
Set a Go To Waypoint
from the My Location screen
Tap   .

Tap  Anywhere on the Map  .

Center the desired waypoint under the red crosshairs.

Tap   .

Tap  Edit or Go To: … .

Touch and hold  Go To  .

Routes Screen:

Route point coordinates are in the WGS 84 datum.
SYMBOLTYPE OF ROUTE
  Route Made with Waypoints
  Route Converted from a Track Log
  Route Converted from a Segmented Track Log

TAPRESULT
   + Add a new route.
Don’t Show Any Route No route is shown on the My Location map.
a route nameSelect that route to view.
    Only the selected route is shown on the My Location map
  Share as a GPX file.
  Edit, view or navigate that route.
Search bar or    Filter the routes by entering text contained in the name or note.
Status barJump to the top of the list.
  Delete All Clear all routes from the iOS device and the iCloud backup.
  Delete New Clear all newly created or imported routes from the iOS device and the iCloud backup.

A maximum of 500 routes can be stored.
Each route can have up to 100 named route waypoints or 8000 unnamed route points.

Adding Routes:

HOW TODO THIS
Add a new Route
using existing
waypoints
Tap  +  .

Tap  Waypoints .

Tap the name of the waypoint where your route will start.

Tap (Insert) on the first route waypoint line.

Tap  Insert After this Waypoint .

Tap  Insert a Waypoint .

Tap the name of the last waypoint on your route.

Continue inserting waypoints until the route is finished.

Name your route using letters, numbers & spaces.

Add a Note (optional).

Tap  Done  at the top.

Add a new Route
by converting
the current track
into a route
Tap   +  .

Tap  Entire Current Track  or  Track Segments…  .

(Set segments on the track screen.)

Tap  Edit .

Name your route using letters, numbers & spaces.

Add a Note (optional).

Tap  Done  at the top.

Add a new Route
by copying an
existing route
and then editing it
Tap   +  .

Tap  Copy an Existing Route .

Tap the name of the route to copy.

Edit the route.

Tap  Done  at the top.

Importing Routes:

HOW TODO THIS
Add new Route(s) by
importing a “.GPX”
route or track file
from the Notes app
on your iOS device
Open the Notes app.

Tap the note containing a route or track file attachment.

Tap the attachment box.

Tap the text on the screen.

Tap (Share).

Scroll horizontally to the Open in iHikeGPS icon.Copy to iHikeGPS icon.Import with iHikeGPS icon.

Tap it.
Add new Route(s) by
importing a “.GPX”
route or track file
to your iOS device
from another device

Use AirDrop

Use email

Use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use iTunes

Add new Route(s) by
importing a “.GPX”
route or track file to
iHikeGPS from another
app on your iOS device
Use (Share) in that app.

Scroll horizontally to the Copy to iHikeGPSImport with iHikeGPS icon.

Tap it.
Add new route(s) by
importing a “.GPX”
route or track file
from iCloud Drive
Open the iCloud Drive app.

Tap the waypoints file.

Tap (Share).

Scroll horizontally to the Copy to iHikeGPSImport with iHikeGPS icon.

Tap it.
Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.
Add new Route(s) by
importing a “.GPX”
route or track file to
iHikeGPS from a
web site link
Go to the web page.

Tap the download link.

Tap Open In… if it appears.

Scroll horizontally to the Open in iHikeGPS icon.Copy to iHikeGPS icon.Import with iHikeGPS icon.

Tap it.

The Routes screen shows newly added or edited routes in red.

Details of a Specific Route:

HOW TODO THIS
View the details of a route Tap for that route.
View a route on a map Tap for that route.

Tap  View On A Map  .

View a route’s elevation graph Tap for that route.

Tap  View Elevation Graph  .

Download a map for a route
if no map is found
Tap for that route.

Tap  View On A Map  .

Tap  Download Map  .
Edit a route Tap for that route.
Tap  Edit  at the top.

Make your changes.

Tap  Done .

Navigating a Route:

HOW TODO THIS
Start navigating a route
Tap for that route, then
Tap  Navigate Forward  or  Navigate Reverse  .
Start navigating a route and
jump to the My Location screen
Tap for that route, then
Touch and hold
        Navigate Forward  or  Navigate Reverse  ,

            or, for a shortcut

Touch and hold the route name (for Forward).
Show ETAs to the final destination
and all intermediate waypoints
Turn on track recording
Stop navigating a route Tap for that route, then
Tap  Cancel Forward  or  Cancel Reverse  ,

            or, for a shortcut

Touch and hold the route name.

Sharing Routes:

HOW TODO THIS
Email all routes Tap (Share), then  All Routes , then   .
In GPX format.
Email queued in your out box. Sent when the Internet connects.
Email one route Tap the Route to send.
Tap (Share), then  Selected (✓) Route  , then   .
Send routes
in GPX format
to other apps
or other devices

Use AirDrop

Use email

Use Messages

Use Dropbox

Use Open In

Use iTunes

Save routes
in GPX format
to Notes
Tap (Share),  then  All Routes  or  Selected (✓) Route  .
Tap   .
Upgrade to iOS 9 or later to use the Notes app.
Save routes
in GPX or KML
format to
iCloud Drive
Tap (Share) ,  then  All Routes  or  Selected (✓) Route  .
Tap    or    ,  then   .
Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.
Share or print a
route’s
elevation graph
Tap for that route.
Tap  View Elevation Graph  .
Tap (Share).
View routes in
Google Earth
Tap (Share), then  All Routes  or  Selected (✓) Route  .

Tap   .   Tap the Google Earth app icon.

Deleting Routes:

HOW TODO THIS
Delete a route
Tap for that route.   Tap .
or
Swipe route name left. Tap  Delete  .
Delete ALL routes

Create a backup by emailing all routes to yourself.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Tap  Delete All  .

Confirm by tapping  Delete ALL Routes  .
Delete New routes

When you import a GPX file and get routes you don’t want.

While scrolling to the bottom of the page, note all routes with red names. They will be deleted.

Tap  Delete New  .

Confirm by tapping  Delete New (red name) Routes  .

Types of Routes:

  Route with Waypoints

Route waypoint names are shown in Italics  to distinguish them from regular waypoints.

While Showing the Details of a Route:


TAPRESULT
 
View On
A Map
Picks the best already-downloaded map.

Shows it on the My Location screen.

If no map is found, download a map for the route.
 
Navigate
Forward
Start at route waypoint 1.

Automatically Go To each waypoint in order.

 
Navigate
Reverse
Start at the last waypoint.

Automatically Go To each waypoint in reverse order.

a waypoint name (when navigating)Manually make this waypoint the Go To waypoint.
 
Cancel
Forward
or
Cancel
Reverse
Stop the currently active navigation.
Swipe waypoint name left Delete  that waypoint from the route.
Clear the whole route from the iOS device
and the iCloud backup.
Status barJump to the top of the list.
  Routes Return to the Routes screen.
   Edit Edit the Route.

After Tapping  Edit :


TAPRESULT
Name textEdit the route name.
Note textEdit the route note.
  Insert a waypoint before or after this waypoint.
    for the first waypointOptionally combine routes by inserting another waypoint route before the first route waypoint.
    for the last waypointOptionally combine routes by inserting another waypoint route after the last route waypoint.
a waypoint nameEdit the waypoint name, note, location and altitude,
or delete the waypoint from the route.
   Cancel Keep the route as it was with no changes.
   Done Save changes to the route.

Route waypoint names are shown in Italics  to distinguish them from regular waypoints.

The route screen shows newly added or edited waypoints in red.

If a route waypoint is identical to a regular waypoint, then they are linked so that only one of them shows on the map. To break the link:

  • Edit the route waypoint
          or
  • Edit the regular waypoint when the route containing the route waypoint IS NOT selected on the Routes screen.

To edit a waypoint without breaking the link:

  • Edit the regular waypoint when the route containing the route waypoint IS selected on the Routes screen.

Deleting one of the linked waypoints will not delete the other.

  Route Converted from a Track Log

While Showing the Details of a Route:


TAPRESULT
 
View On
A Map
Picks the best already-downloaded map.

Shows it on the My Location screen.

If no map is found, download a map for the route.
 
View
Elevation
Graph
Shows a plot of Elevation versus Distance for the route.
 
View
Elevation
Graph
This route does not have elevation data. Not tappable.
 
Navigate
Forward
Follow the route from start to finish.
 
Navigate
Reverse
Follow the route in the opposite direction.

Reverse the direction of the Route Elevation Graph.

 
Cancel
Forward
or
Cancel
Reverse
Stop the currently active navigation.
Clear the whole route from the iOS device
and the iCloud backup.
  Routes Return to the Routes screen.
   Edit Edit the Route.

After Tapping  Edit :


TAPRESULT
Name textEdit the route name.
Note textEdit the route note.
    Beginning of RouteCombine routes by inserting another track route
before the existing route segment.
    End of RouteCombine routes by inserting another track route
after the existing route segment.
   Cancel Keep the route as it was with no changes.
   Done Save changes to the route.

Route Shown on the My Location Screen

 Not Editing:
     Route Line
 While Editing:
     Route Line & Points

Delete a Point on the Route while Editing:

  1. If the keyboard is showing, tap   Done   on the keyboard.
  2. Tap   .
  3. Tap    .
  4. Tap  Anywhere on the Map  .
  5. Move the map to center the desired route point under the red crosshairs.
  6. Tap    .
  7. Tap   .

Insert a Gap into the Route while Editing:

  1. If the keyboard is showing, tap   Done   on the keyboard.
  2. Tap   .
  3. Tap    .
  4. Tap  Anywhere on the Map  .
  5. Move the map to center in the red crosshairs the route point that you want to be the first point after the new gap.
  6. Tap    .
  7. Tap   .

Elevation Graph:

HOW TODO THIS
Show or not show
waypoints on the
elevation graph *
Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS.

Start the Settings App.

Scroll down to iHikeGPS. Tap it.

Tap the Waypoints on Elevation Graph switch.

Print the
elevation
graph
Tap (Share),   then   .

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Tap  Print  .
Copy the
elevation
graph
to the
clipboard
Tap (Share),   then   .
Save the elevation
graph to the
Photos app
Tap (Share),   then   .
Save the
elevation
graph to the
Notes app
Tap (Share),   then  Elevation Graph Image ,   then   .
Upgrade to iOS 9 or later to use the Notes app.
Save the
elevation
graph to
iCloud Drive
Tap (Share) ,  then  Elevation Graph Image .
Tap ,  then   .
Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.
Send the elevation
graph to others
Tap (Share).
Tap Open Image In or Air DropCopy Image To or Air Drop, Message, Mail, Twitter, or Facebook.
* Waypoints from the main waypoints list which are within about 300 feet of a point on the route path are shown. These waypoints are not stored with the route.

  Route Converted from a Segmented Track Log

While Showing the Details of a Route:


TAPRESULT
 
View On
A Map
Picks the best already-downloaded map.

Shows it on the My Location screen.

If no map is found, download a map for the route.
 
View
Elevation
Graph
Shows a plot of Elevation versus Distance for the route.

Gaps show the straight line distance between gap end points.

 
View
Elevation
Graph
This route does not have elevation data. Not tappable.
 
Navigate
Forward
Start at the beginning of the first route segment. Follow the route to the end of the last segment, including gaps.
 
Navigate
Reverse
Start at the end of the last route segment. Follow the route to the beginning of the first route segment, including gaps.

Reverse the direction of the Elevation Graph.
Segment numbering does not change.

 
Cancel
Forward
or
Cancel
Reverse
Stop the currently active navigation.
Swipe a Gap left Delete  the Gap to join the two adjacent route Segments.
Swipe a route Segment Delete  that route Segment from the route.
Clear the whole route from the iOS device
and the iCloud backup.
Status barJump to the top of the list.
  Routes Return to the Routes screen.
   Edit Edit the Route.

After Tapping  Edit :


TAPRESULT
Name textEdit the route name.
Note textEdit the route note.
Visible SwitchHide or show that route Segment on the My Location map.
  for a SegmentDelete that route Segment from the route.
  for a GapDelete the Gap to join the two adjacent route Segments together.
  Beginning of RouteCombine routes by inserting another track route
before the first route segment.
  End of RouteCombine routes by inserting another track route
after the last route segment.
   Cancel Keep the route as it was with no changes.
   Done Save changes to the route.

Segmented Route Shown on the My Location Screen

 Not Editing:
     Route Line
 While Editing:
     Route Line & Points

Delete a Point on the Route while Editing:

  1. If the keyboard is showing, tap   Done   on the keyboard.
  2. Tap   .
  3. Tap    .
  4. Tap  Anywhere on the Map  .
  5. Move the map to center the desired route point under the red crosshairs.
  6. Tap    .
  7. Tap   .

Insert a Gap into the Route while Editing:

  1. If the keyboard is showing, tap   Done   on the keyboard.
  2. Tap   .
  3. Tap    .
  4. Tap  Anywhere on the Map  .
  5. Move the map to center in the red crosshairs the route point that you want to be the first point after the new gap.
  6. Tap    .
  7. Tap   .

Elevation Graph:

HOW TODO THIS
Show or not show
waypoints on the
elevation graph *
Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS.

Start the Settings App.

Scroll down to iHikeGPS. Tap it.

Tap the Waypoints on Elevation Graph switch.

Print the
elevation
graph
Tap (Share),   then   .

Under Printer Options, select your printer.

Tap  Print  .
Copy the
elevation
graph
to the
clipboard
Tap (Share),   then   .
Save the elevation
graph to the
Photos app
Tap (Share),   then   .
Save the
elevation
graph to the
Notes app
Tap (Share),   then  Elevation Graph Image ,   then   .
Upgrade to iOS 9 or later to use the Notes app.
Save the
elevation
graph to
iCloud Drive
Tap (Share) ,  then  Elevation Graph Image .
Tap ,  then   .
Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.
Send the elevation
graph to others
Tap (Share).
Tap Open Image In or Air DropCopy Image To or Air Drop, Message, Mail, Twitter, or Facebook.
* Waypoints from the main waypoints list which are within about 300 feet of a point on the route path are shown. These waypoints are not stored with the route.

Map List Screen:

To add a new map to the iOS Device's memory,
you must have a WiFi connection or cell service.

To Download a New Map

Tap  +  , then choose one:

TAPTO DOWNLOAD A MAP
Current Location

For where you are.
Then tap one of these:

  
Add USA
USGS
Map
Add
←  Both  →
Add USA
US Forest
Service Map
   
Add Canada
BC, AB < 54°N
NB, NS, PE Map
Relative to Current Map
North, South, East, or West of the map currently
showing on the My Location screen.
Same Map Location
Use when, for example, you have a USGS map and you want
a US Forest Service map for the same area.
Terrain Map Locator
Find the place you want on a satellite map. *
Place Name
or
Quad Name
Search for Latitude and Longitude by:
    Topo quad name
    City
    Geographic feature
     Add a comma and the 2 letter state or province abbreviation.
Latitude & Longitude
In the USA or Canada, use a minus sign
in front of longitude numbers.
Last Deleted Map
Re-download the map you just deleted.
Handy for updating a Forest Service map to the new version.

* Use WiFi or cell service.

The Map List screen shows newly added maps in red.

* The Terrain Map Locator also shows the border lines of your already-downloaded topo maps:


HOW TODO THIS
Show the name of an already downloaded map which is visible
on the Terrain Map Locator screen
Pan the locator map so the crosshairs intersection is inside the map border lines.

Tap  + .

Note the Quad Name near the top of the screen.

Tap  Cancel .

Tap  Cancel .

The map list will scroll so the desired map is visible near the center of the screen.

Up to 550 maps can be stored at one time.

They are sorted, first by center latitude and then by center longitude, so maps for adjacent areas tend to be close together in the list.

The colors of the latitude and longitude numbers indicate the map type:

USGS 24K map
Current Forest Service or 63K map
2013 Forest Service map
Canada Map

The map projection of each map is shown in gray on the right. Only maps with the same map projection can be stitched together. Thus in the example Map List above, only MOUNT SNEFFELS and SAMS can appear on the My Location screen at the same time.

If You Have Trouble Finding the Correct Map

Try these web sites:

WEBSITETO FIND
Topographical Maps.com

USA topo quad names.

Tap on state to see an index map.
TopoQuest.com

Latitude and Longitude.

Enter landmark name to search US Geological Survey list.
NRCan.gc.ca

Latitude and Longitude.

Enter landmark name to search Natural Resources Canada list.

To Access Your Already-Downloaded Maps

Tap one of these options on the Maps List.

A checkmark ✔ shows your choice.

TAPRESULT
Don’t Show a Topo Map *
(Use when out of the country.)
On the My Location screen, view your Tracks, Waypoints, Routes and Current Position on a white background.
USGS 24K Map
for Current Location *
As you hike: the map on the My Location screen automatically switches to the next already-downloaded quad to always show your current position on a map.
Forest Service or 63K Map
for Current Location *
Canada Map
for Current Location *
A specific quad name on the map list *This map shows on the My Location screen whether your current location is there or not.

Use this option to view maps for other areas.

* Then tap the My Location tab once (not twice) to view the map.

or

Touch and hold the map name to immediately view that map on the My Location screen
TAPRESULT
Search bar
or   
Find an already-downloaded map by quad name or latitude & longitude.
   Cancel Stop search, remove on-screen keyboard, enable  +  .
   Edit  Remove a map: Tap ,  Delete  ,  Done  .
Status barJump to top of the list.

Maps Available within iHikeGPS:

The USA mainland, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Guam:

US Geological Survey (USGS) 24K topo maps are available for all of these areas.

US Forest Service 24K maps exist only for certain national forests and grasslands.

Current USFS topo maps show forested areas and inholdings. Many of the trails are more accurately placed. They have very high resolution for superb Retina screen viewing and printing. They can stitch over the whole USA, but only with other current USFS maps.

2013 USFS topo maps display faster and use less memory to store on your device. They can’t stitch across UTM zone boundaries, but they can stitch with USGS UTM maps, which makes them useful to get full coverage in areas with spotty USFS map availability.

Both the current USFS and the 2013 USFS maps are available for download. Switch between them using the "Prefer New USFS Maps" toggle under iHikeGPS in the Settings app.

Alaska:

USGS 63K maps are available for all of Alaska. USGS 24K maps are available only for some densely populated areas. US Forest Service Maps are not available for Alaska.

Canada:

Natural Resources Canada 50K maps are available for the areas outlined in red.

SouthEastern Canada:
    New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
SouthWestern Canada:
    South of 54° latitude in British Columbia and Alberta. Maps for Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan are also included.

Updating Maps:

The US Forest Service maps have all been recently updated. If you downloaded Forest Service maps before the middle of August 2015, you may wish to download the new version of those maps.

To get the new version of a Forest Service map that you have already downloaded:

  1. In the Settings app, tap iHikeGPS.
  2. Be sure that Prefer New Forest Service Maps is ON.
  3. Tap the Home button.
  4. Start iHikeGPS.
  5. Tap the Map List tab.
  6. Scroll to the map you want to update.
  7. Tap the map name so a checkmark appears.
  8. Tap  +  at the top left.
  9. Tap  Same Map Location  .
  10. Tap  Add USA US Forest Service Map  .

USGS Topo Maps Legend:


Current US Forest Service Topo Maps Legend:


Natural Resources Canada Topo Maps Legend:


Import:

Use  AirDrop,  email,  Messages,  Notes,    iCloud Drive,  Dropbox,  or  iTunes.

Use AirDrop to Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes to iHikeGPS:

Requires close proximity, but works even in the wilderness with no cell or internet connection.
  1. Unlock your iOS device. Ask the sender to unlock their iOS device.
  2. Open Control Center on both devices.
  3. Tap .
  4. Tap  Everyone  on both devices.

  5. Close Control Center.
  6. Have the sender tap (Share) in the sending app for the GPX or LOC formatted data.
  7. If the sender sees then ask the sender to position his device very close to yours, and wait until he sees
    This may appear quickly, or it could take a couple of minutes. Move the devices closer if it is not working.
  8. Have the sender tap your name. You will see  

    and then you will see  

    Tap  iHikeGPS  .

If the AirDrop transfer fails:

  1. Open Control Center on both devices.
  2. Turn on Airplane Mode.
  3. Wait several seconds.
  4. Turn off Airplane Mode.
  5. Close Control Center.
  6. Try again.

Email Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Create an email with a “.GPX” or “.LOC” file attachment on another device.
  2. Send it to your iOS device's email address.
  3. Open it in Mail :
  4. If you see  Tap to Download  or a downward facing arrow, tap it and wait until the download is finished.
  1. Don’t tap the attachment icon button. InsteadTap or touch and hold your finger on the attachment icon button until options similar to these appear:
  1. Tap: Open in iHikeGPSCopy to iHikeGPSImport with iHikeGPS.

Use iMessage to Send Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Using the Messages app on another iOS device, create a message with a “.GPX” or “.LOC” file attachment.
  2. Send it using iMessage (not SMS).
  3. Open it in the Messages app on your iOS device.
  4. Tap the gpx or loc file icon once quickly.
  5. Tap (Share).
  1. Tap: Open in iHikeGPSCopy to iHikeGPSImport with iHikeGPS.

Use Notes to Send Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS:

  1. Open the Notes app. View a note which has a “.GPX” or “.LOC” file attachment.
  2. Tap the attachment box once quickly.
  3. Tap the text which appears.
  4. Tap (Share).
  5. Tap: Open in iHikeGPSCopy to iHikeGPSImport with iHikeGPS.

Import a Tracks, Waypoints or Routes File Stored in iCloud Drive:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Open the iCloud Drive app.
  2. Navigate to a “.GPX” or “.LOC” file.
  3. Tap the file.
  4. Tap (Share).
  5. Tap: Open in iHikeGPSCopy to iiHikeGPSImport with iiHikeGPS.

Import a Tracks, Waypoints or Routes File Stored in iCloud Drive:

Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.

Use Dropbox to Send Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Install Dropbox on the device that contains the file.
  2. Transfer the “.GPX” or “.LOC” file to this Dropbox.
  3. Install the free Dropbox App on your iOS device.  
  4. Tap the Dropbox App icon.
  5. Tap the desired file.
  6. Tap (Share).
  7. Tap: Open In… .
  8. Tap: Open in iHikeGPSCopy to iHikeGPSImport with iHikeGPS.

Use iTunes to Send Tracks, Waypoints and Routes To iHikeGPS:

Requires connecting your iOS device to your computer with a USB cable.
  1. Start iTunes on your computer.
  2. Select your iOS device in the pull-down menu from the top bar (or in the left column for older versions of iTunes).


  3. Click Apps in left column (or in the top bar for older versions of iTunes).


  4. Scroll down the page. Under File Sharing, click iHikeGPS.

  5. To the right, under iHikeGPS Documents, click .
  6. Select a “.GPX” or “.LOC” file which is under 5 MBytes in size, then click .
  7. Start iHikeGPS on your iOS device.

After Import:

Tab-bar icon badges show the number of new waypoints and/or routes imported.

The Waypoints screen shows the newly imported waypoints in red.

If the imported file contains a waypoint with a different location but the same name as an existing waypoint, then the new waypoint will be renamed rather than overwriting the existing waypoint. For example a waypoint with a duplicate name of “Campsite” would be renamed “Campsite01”.

The Routes screen shows the newly imported tracks and routes in red.

If the imported file contains a route or a track with the same name as an existing route, the new route will be renamed rather than overwriting the existing route. For example a route with a duplicate name of “Moab Trail” would be renamed “Moab Trail01”.

If the imported file contains routes or waypoints you didn’t expect and don’t want, Use the  Delete New  option (scroll to the bottom of the page) to remove them.

Export:

Use  AirDrop,  email,  Messages,  Dropbox,  Open InCopy ToImport With,  iCloud Drive, or  iTunes.

Send Tracks, Waypoints, Routes or a Screen Image to another iOS device using AirDrop:

Requires close proximity, but works even in the wilderness with no cell or internet connection.
  1. Unlock your iOS device. Ask the intended recipient to unlock their iOS device.
  2. Open Control Center on both devices.
  3. Tap to see

    Tap  Everyone  on both devices.

  4. Close Control Center.
  5. Tap , , or .
  6. Tap (Share)   or      .
  7. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or   Elevation Graph Image   or
    Tap   Go To Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes   or
    Tap   Current Location      or   Anywhere on the Map  .
  8. Tap   , , or .

    Use KML only if you know the application you are sending to requires it (i.e. Google Earth).

  9. If you see then ask the intended
    recipient to unlock their iOS device if it has gone into sleep mode.
  10. Position your device very close
    to theirs, and wait until you see
  11. This may appear quickly, or it could take a couple of minutes. Move the devices closer if it is not working.
  12. Tap the intended recipient. He will see something like
  and then  

If the AirDrop transfer fails:

  1. Open Control Center on both devices.
  2. Turn on Airplane Mode.
  3. Wait several seconds.
  4. Turn off Airplane Mode.
  5. Close Control Center.
  6. Try again.

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes by Email:

Use any time. Email will be queued in the Mail app’s Outbox until you have an Internet connection.

Email includes a GPX file attachment.

  1. Tap , or .
  2. Tap (Share).
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   Go To Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  4. Tap   .
  5. Enter an email address in the To: area.
  6. Optionally change the Subject and the body of the email.
  7. Tap  Send .

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes to Another Apple Device through Messages:

Requires an Internet connection.
  1. Tap , or .
  2. Tap (Share).
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   Go To Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  4. Tap   . You may need to wait several seconds for the New Message screen to appear while the operating system checks for network availability.
  5. Enter a phone number or an iCloud email address in the To: area.
  6. Optionally change the text of the message.
  7. Tap  Send .

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes through Dropbox:

Use any time. File will be queued until you have an Internet connection.
  1. Install the free Dropbox App on your iOS device.
  2. Tap , or .
  3. Tap (Share).
  4. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   Go To Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  5. Tap     to show  
  6. Tap: Open in DropboxCopy to DropboxImport with Dropbox.
  7. Tap  Save .

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes to Another App on your iOS device

The other app must accept files in GPX or KML format.
  1. Tap , or .
  2. Tap (Share).
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   Go To Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  4. Tap    or    .

    Use KML only if you know the application you are sending to requires it (i.e. Google Earth).

  5. Tap the app icon.    

Save Tracks, Waypoints, Routes or a Screen Image to iCloud Drive:

Use any time. File will be queued until you have an Internet connection.
  1. Tap , , or .
  2. Tap (Share)   or      .
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or   Elevation Graph Image   or
    Tap   Go To Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes   or
    Tap   Current Location      or   Anywhere on the Map  .
  4. Tap   , , or .
  5. Tap   .
Upgrade to iOS 10 or later to use iCloud Drive.

Send Tracks, Waypoints or Routes to Your Computer through iTunes:

Requires connecting your iOS device to your computer with a USB cable.
  1. Tap , or .
  2. Tap (Share).
  3. Tap   Track Segments…   or   Entire Track   or
    Tap   Go To Waypoint    or   All Waypoints   or
    Tap   Selected (✓) Route   or   All Routes  .
  4. Tap Send GPX Via iTunes or Send KML Via iTunes.

    Use KML only if you know the application you are sending to requires it (i.e. Google Earth).

  5. Connect the iOS device to your computer.
  6. Start iTunes on your computer.
  7. Select your iOS device in the pull-down menu from the top bar (or in the left column for older versions of iTunes).

  8. Click Apps in left column (or in the top bar for older versions of iTunes).


  9. Scroll down the page. Under File Sharing, click iHikeGPS.


  10. To the right, select a “.gpx” file.
  11. Scroll to the bottom and click .
  12. Select a folder, then click .
  13. Open the “.gpx” file using the mapping program of your choice, such as MacGPS Pro on the Mac or OziExplorer on Windows.
  14. To remove a file from iHikeGPS Documents, select it, then push the delete key.

Choose your Settings for iHikeGPS:

Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS.
Start the Settings App.
Scroll down to iHikeGPS. Tap it.

OPTIONAVAILABLE SETTINGS
Auto-Lock

ON *      Use the system Auto-Lock setting.

OFF       Never Auto-Lock.
Stitch Maps

ON *      Show multiple maps stitched together.

OFF       Show only one map at a time.
Prefer New USFS Maps

ON *      Download and preferentially show current USFS maps.

OFF       Download and preferentially show 2013 USFS maps.
Position Format

ddd.ddddd° *         degrees

ddd°mm.mmm'     degrees minutes

ddd°mm'ss.s"        degrees minutes seconds

UTM / UPS            Universal Transverse Mercator grid coordinate system
Distance Units statute miles *     speed: miles per hour

nautical miles      speed: knots

kilometers            speed: km per hour
Elevation Units

feet *

meters
Direction Units

° True *              Degrees clockwise from True North

° Magnetic       Degrees clockwise from Magnetic Compass North
Show Direction Vector

ON *     Course direction and speed vector or Compass line from current position.

OFF       Course/Compass vector not shown on the map.
Show Waypoint Notes

ON *     Waypoint Notes overlaid on the map.

OFF     Waypoint Notes not visible on the map.
Waypoints On Elevation Graph

ON *     Waypoints along the path are shown.

OFF     Waypoints not shown on the graph.
Proximity Sensor

ON        Turn off the screen when near an object.

OFF *    Don’t use the Proximity Sensor.
* Default Setting
  Not all iOS devices have a proximity sensor.
If you ever see
on the My Location Screen
or

If you tapped Don’t Allow when asked to use your Current Location:

 

To use iHikeGPS, Location Services in the Settings App must be ON.

  1. Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS.
  2. Start the Settings App.
  3. Tap Privacy.
  4. Tap Location Services.
  5. Make sure Location Services is ON.
  6. Scroll Down to iHikeGPS.
  7. Tap its Switch to ON.Tap it, then tap While Using the App.
  8. Push the Home button to leave the Settings App.
  9. Restart the iHikeGPS App.

To record a track in the background, Background App Refresh in the Settings App must be ON.

  1. Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS.
  2. Start the Settings App.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Tap Background App Refresh.
  5. Make sure the main switch is ON.
  6. Scroll Down to iHikeGPS.
  7. Tap its Switch to ON.
  8. Push the Home button to leave the Settings App.
  9. Restart the iHikeGPS App.

To download a map or send waypoints, routes and tracks over your cellular Internet connection, Cellular Data in the Settings App must be ON.

  1. Push the Home button to exit iHikeGPS.
  2. Start the Settings App.
  3. Tap Cellular.
  4. Make sure the main switch for Cellular Data is ON.
  1. Scroll Down to iHikeGPS under USE CELLULAR DATA FOR: .
  2. Make sure its Switch is ON.
  3. Push the Home button to leave the Settings App.
  4. Restart the iHikeGPS App.

Battery Life:

You can change several settings to reduce the iOS device's drain on its battery when you are using iHikeGPS on a long hike. Adjust the following settings:

  • Open the Settings App.
    • Tap Battery.
    • Turn on Low Power Mode.
If you do not have a cellular signal, or are willing to forgo cellular service to prolong battery life:
  • Open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of any screen.
    • Turn on Airplane mode.
    • Turn down the screen brightness to the lowest acceptable level.
Otherwise:
  • Open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of any screen.
    • Turn off Wi-Fi.
    • Turn off Bluetooth.
    • Turn down the screen brightness to the lowest acceptable level.
  • Open Apple’s Settings App.
    • Tap Cellular, then turn off Cellular Data. (Turn this back on if you need to download a map.)
Also:
  • Plug the iOS device into a car charger on your way to the trailhead so that you start the hike with a completely charged battery.
  • On the Track Screen, select  Until Drive  or  Always  when you start your hike. Put the iOS device to sleep when you are not looking at it. When you stop for lunch or to enjoy the view, on the Track Screen select  Off .
    (Don’t forget to turn Track Recording back on before resuming your hike.)

If you follow all the steps, you may be able to record tracks for about 10 to 12 hours of actual hiking. Use an external battery pack to extend this time.

Help Screen:

HOW TODO THIS
Retrace links you tookTap(backward)    or (forward).
Quickly jump to a Help section Tap .
Print these Help instructions
Tap (Share).   Tap   .
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Leave the Help screenTap  Done 

We Listen to You:

Question or Suggestion?   lwjames@iHikeGPS.com     (303) 258-0576

Safety:

This iOS App must not be relied on as any part of a primary means of navigation. It must not be used in a way that safety or property depends on its successful operation. Always carry a compass and a paper map as a backup. Don’t run your battery down so far that you can’t make an emergency call if needed. James Associates Inc. accepts no liability, including incidental or consequential damages, for any injury or damages that may occur from the use of iHikeGPS.

Privacy Policy:

We don't capture any personal information or present ads when you use iHikeGPS. Any information you send to your friends using our app goes directly to them, not through our server.

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