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How to Send a Check-In in the Guthook Guides App

Our new social check-in feature helps hikers keep in touch with their friends and family on a long hike.

Natalie McMillan      Tech on the Trail       03/13/2020
Natalie McMillan
Tech on the Trail
03/13/2020

Here are step-by-step instructions to send a Check-in from the Guthook Guides app.

Find more information about our new social check-in feature: Social Features Page

IMPORTANT: Check-ins will only send to your followers when your phone is connected to WiFi or has cell service. Your phone cannot be in airplane mode to send a check-in.

Check-ins are stored on your phone until you are in cell phone reception/WiFi range and can not be used to contact Emergency Services.

Android: How to send a check-in

Turn the GPS button on in your Guthook Guides app.
  1. Make sure you turn on your GPS. (The button will turn blue when it’s ON and grey when it’s OFF.)
Tap the tools button.

2. Tap the “Tools” button above the GPS button

Tap create a location check-in.

3. Tap “Create a location check-in”

4. Write a message (optional) and send a check-in (Your phone must have cell service or be connected to wifi for the check-in to send)

iPhone: How to send a check-in

OPTION 1:

Tap on the tools icon in the Guthook Guides app.
  1. Go to the Map page and tap on the “Tools” tab at the top right of the screen.
Tap on send a check-in in the Guthook Guides app menu.

2. Tap “Send a Check-in”

Send a check-in in the Guthook Guides app.

3. Write a message (optional) and send a check-in (Your phone must have cell service or be connected to wifi for the check-in to send)

OPTION 2:

Tap on the current location button in the Guthook Guides app.

1. Go to the Map page and tap on the “Current location” button

Tap on your current location pop-up

2. Tap on your current location pop-up

Tap on send a check-in in the menu in your Guthook Guides app

3. Tap on “Send a Check-in” (Your phone must have cell service or be connected to wifi for the check-in to send)

OPTION 3:

Tap the menu tab in the Guthook Guides app.

1. Open the menu in the bottom right

Tap my profile in the menu.

2. Tap on “My Profile”

Scroll down on your profile page.

3. Scroll down on your profile to the “Social” section

Tap send a check-in.

4. Tap on “Send a check-in” (Your phone must have cell service or be connected to wifi for the check-in to send)

Learn More

Watch our step-by-step tutorial video to learn how to use the new social check-in feature.


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Natalie McMillan

Natalie grew up hiking in Arizona where she fell in love with the outdoors. Her favorite hikes are to Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon and Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park, UT. She loves taking pictures of people, places, and nature, which might explain why she has almost 47,000 photos currently residing on her phone. She takes care of all things related to social media and marketing and recently moved to Denver, CO from Flagstaff, AZ. You may find her frolicking around the trails and mountains of Colorado, or exploring the new city she gets to call home.