Import of geocaches with Locus Map 4 and Locus Map 3 Classic on the same phone

Sonja Schemenauer shared this problem 12 months ago
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Hi,
this is driving me nuts and whatever I've tried to solve the problem - it just isn't working:
Whenever I try to import a geocache into Locus Map 4 (for example with geocaching4Locus or simply with the import function) I am given no option as to into which of the two apps it is imported. Everything always lands in Locus Map Classic (even when I started the request out of Locus Map 4 and Locus Classic wasn't even open).
I enabled add-ons in Locus Map 4.
And I already disabled the standard opening of links in Locus Map Classic as well as in geocaching4locus in their respective Android settings.
At the moment, I need both apps on my phone. So it is no solution to delete the classic version...

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In LM4 you don't need the app anymore. You can import it internally. Then you can set it to import only in LM3.

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Thanks for answering! <3
But unfortunately, I don't get it. HOW do I import a specific geocache?
I'd like to simply type the GC code and I don't see where I could do that...

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Hi Sonja,

you need to cancel the association between G4L and LM Classic so that the download process can offer you a selection between the two apps:

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The sigle GC-code-based search and download hasn't been implemented directly in the app yet. but it is planned.

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I tried that - but didn't really know HOW I could cancel the association between G4L and LM Classic...
Sorry for all the trouble. But this really is unnerving and I tried hard but can't resolve this by myself. Thank you for your help!

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Hello Sonja

open device

settings/Apps/Locus Map Classic/set as default/Open by default > clear defaults

in german

Gerät/Einstellungen/Apps/Locus Map Classic/Festlegen als Standart/Standartwerte löschen > Standartwerte löschen

Wolfgang

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Geht nicht.

Gerät/Einstellungen/Apps. So weit, so gut.

Dann aber kommt als nächster sinnvoller Unterpunkt /App-Management und dort dann /Locus Map Classic. Dort wiederum habe ich den einzig ähnlich klingenden Haken bei "Standardmäßig öffnen" schon vorgestern auf inaktiv gestellt. Das bringt nix.

Es gibt statt dessen auch Gerät/Einstellungen/Apps/StandardApps. Aber dieser Punkt hat offenbar nicht das Geringste mit Locus zu tun.

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you can also uninstall and reinstall G4L. You might be asked what you want to use the first time.

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Hi Sonja,

every device has this option solved differently and I'm not an expert in all system solutions so I would recommend the same as @freischneider - uninstall/reinstall G4L. It'll have no impact on your Locus data, you'll only have to log in to your geocaching.com account again.

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Nice try, @freischneider and @Michal Stupka. ;-)
I uninstalled G4L.
Downloaded it again.
Reinstalled it.
Authenticated the app.
Then typed in a GC code (starting in Locus Map 4). And what happens? LM Classic opens and imports the geocache there...

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you still use LM3. Otherwise you could uninstall it.

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Yes, I definitely still need LM3...

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Sonja, try this:

settings/Apps/Locus Map 4/set as default/Open by default > clear defaults

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That's one of the first things I tried. To no effect whatsoever... :-(

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Sonja, we've obviously tried all possible solutions:

- deleted defaults for LM4, LMClassic and G4L

- uninstalled/reinstalled G4L

I'm afraid we don't know how to help here... But we promise that the GC-code based download will be added to LM4 soon so that you won't have to use the add-on.

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You could uninstall LM3 and then do an import. Then he must take LM4 in any case. Then install LM3 again.

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Hello Sonja
I myself also use both Locus apps on one device, because I always test the beta versions and so outdoor always have a running Alternatrive if there are problems......
Since LM4 and LMP unfortunately can not use the same data source for POI's and tracks I sync both folders with the file manager X-Plore, which also has extensive access rights under Android 11+.
So it doesn't matter where the imported geocaches are stored.
Maybe this approach will help you temporarily.
But before you try, make sure to back up both of your data folders.
Greetings Wolfgang

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Hi Wolfgang,
thank you very much for your suggestion! Truly appreciated!
Phew, that sounds pretty complicated.
I'll see if I will summon enough courage one day soon to try that out...

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