Below are all of the options available for both the iPhone and Android app. The interface of the two apps are slightly different, but the available options and functionality remain the same.

Jump to a settings section:

Offline Mode
When Offline Mode is activated, the app will not use any data through the cellular network nor wifi. If you try to access any features that require a network connection then you will get a prompt telling you to go back online.
This is a great way to limit the amount of cellular data that your phone uses without putting the device into airplane mode.
Pause Uploads
When this setting is enabled, the app will not upload any rides or photos. The app will continue to use data for downloading offline maps, accessing routes, or viewing photos. Disable this toggle to resume uploads.

Account Settings

General Settings
Use Metric Units:
Turn on to use meters/kilometers for distance.
Set Home Location:
Tap the map to set your favorite starting location. Tap done to set it.
Default Ride Privacy
Specify the default privacy for all new saved rides to be Public, Friends Only, or Private.
E-mail Notifications
Messages:
All friend-to-friend messages within the site.
Comments:
Whenever a comment is left on a ride, photo, route.
Site Updates:
These messages will only be send by our site administrators to give updates about the site like new features or scheduled downtime.
Push Notifications:
Comments:
System alert on your phone whenever someone leaves a comment on one of your rides, routes, or photos.
Segments:
System alert whenever there is an update to one of your segments.
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Logging

Logging Interval:
This is how frequently the app will record GPS data. Ranges from 1 second to 10 seconds. If the app is paired with a Heart Rate sensor or Speed Sensor, this will change to 1 second.
Auto-pause
Enabling this will allow the app to automatically pause the ride recording when you have stopped. See this Auto-pause article for more details.

Interval Alerts

Enabled
Notifications at regular intervals while you ride.
Tone
Play a tone at the interval. This can be turned on and off.
Type
Set to DISTANCE to be notified every X-miles, or set to TIME to get the notifications every Y-minutes.
Interval Spacing
This setting determines how often you get the notifications.
Announcement Content
Enable the metrics you wish to hear for the whole ride or per interval. Tap PLAY SAMPLE to hear what your custom interval announcement will sound like.
Intervals like Heart Rate, Cadence, and Power will require you to have sensors paired with the app.
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Replace elevations:
Enabling this setting will force the app to use the known elevation point from the map source rather than the elevation recorded by the GPS. This is best for older phones or areas with high trees or buildings.
Upload photos over Wi-Fi:
The app will only upload photos taken during the ride using an available Wi-Fi connection. This is a great way to save on your phone’s data plan. However, if you enable the Live Photo Syncing, then the app will use cellular data.
Photo Upload Size
Choose from Full, High, Medium, and Low.
The maximum width of each setting is High = 3072 (default), Medium = 2048, Low = 1024
Find photos taken outside of app (Android), Find photos from Rides (iPhone)
(Android only) Turn on this option to allow the app to use photos that were taken while recording a ride even it is was not within the Ride with GPS app.
Publish rides to Health app
Iphone only: syncs the distance and duration of your rides to the Apple Health app. Only new rides recorded by the Ride with GPS app will get synced to the Apple Health app. This does not retroactively sync your ride history nor rides recorded by other devices.
Publish new rides to Google Fit
Android only: syncs duration and distance to Google Fit. Only new rides recorded by the Ride with GPS app will get synced to the Google Fit app. This does not retroactively sync your ride history nor rides recorded by other devices.
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Navigation

Learn more about using voice navigation.

Cue Notifications
This changes the amount of distance from the turn to the point when you will hear the cue notification. Change it to EARLIER to get more time before the turn.
Offline Storage Location (Android ONLY)
Android devices with an installed microSD card can use this option to change the storage location of the Offline Maps files. Learn more about offline storage.
Advance cue warnings:
After you complete a turn, you’ll get a simple notification of when to expect the next turn.
Nearing cue warnings:
Announces when a cue is approaching.
Visual alerts:
While navigating in the app, a small pop­up will display your next turn.
Audio alerts:
Three ascending chimes will play alerting you of the next cue. When enabled with voice, the three chimes will play, then the voice cues will be spoken.
Spoken alerts:
This will speak the cues on your route. Great if you are using headphones and can’t look at your phone while riding.
Off-course alerts:
This will play a chime to warn you when you have diverted off course by 50 meters. It will continue to play off-course chimes until you return to the course, then it will play another chime to let you know you are back on track.
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Volume on iPhone

iPhone Only The volume control for voice navigation is the same as used by music and video apps. Pressing the hardware volume button may only change the volume of Calls and Notifications without changing the volume of turn notifications.

  1. Start navigation for any route.
  2. Tap the speaker icon to bring up the volume slider.
  3. Move the slider all the way to the right to maximize volume for turn notifications. An on-screen Volume box will confirm that your volume is at maximum.
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Quick Mute on Android

While navigating in the Android app, you have the option to quickly mute/unmute the audio announcements without hitting the volume control. Tap the speaker button on the right to mute all interval alerts, navigation alerts, and off-course alerts. Tap it again to unmute.

Live Logging:

Learn more about Live Logging.

Live Logging Interval:
Ranging from 30 seconds to 10 minutes apart, this is the amount of time between updates to your Live Log on the website.
Live photo syncing (iPhone):
This will use your cellular network data and upload photos while Live Logging, even if “Upload Over Wi­Fi Only” is enabled.
Speak Comments:
Comments left on your Live Logging ride will be spoken.
Enable Live Logging on Every Ride:
(Android Only) Tap this option to keep Live Logging enabled on every ride.
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Bluetooth and Sensors

Learn more about Pairing Bluetooth Sensors

Barometric Elevation:
Use the device’s barometric sensor to determine elevation. Turn this on to increase accuracy in your recorded elevation.
Enable Bluetooth:
Tap this to enable Bluetooth in the app. However, this will not turn Bluetooth on in the phone’s system settings so you will have to turn that on as well.
Set up Bluetooth devices:
See Pairing Bluetooth Devices for more details.
Set up External Display:
Do you have a Wahoo RFLKT or Magellan Echo? Pair the device here to show your ride metrics and navigation prompts on the device while your phone is tucked away.
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Handlebar Mode – Android Only

This feature allows the app to turn the screen on without having to unlock your device while navigating. Keeping the screen off as much as possible will help conserve battery. Activate Handlebar Mode while recording a ride or using turn-­by-­turn navigation.

Although you can set some of the Handlebar Mode options from the standard app setting page, you must activate Handlebar Mode by tapping GO RIDE, tap the menu icon, and tap HANDLEBAR MODE to place the the check mark.

Screen On for Cues:

The screen will turn on when nearing a turn. It will turn off automatically depending on  your system setting.

Keep Screen On:
You can set it to Never, Only when Navigating, or Always On. Keeping the screen on all the time will drain the most battery power.
Lock Orientation:
By default, the app will automatically rotate the screen as the orientation of the device changes. This option will lock it in either Portrait or Landscape mode.

Although the iPhone version of the app doesn’t have a handlebar mode, you can set the following options while recording a ride by pressing the menu icon ( ) in the upper right corner.

Keep Screen On
This will keep the screen on at all times during a ride or while navigating a route. However, if you leave the app to send a text or anything else then the screen will turn off depending on your device settings.
Use this setting with caution as keeping your screen on will drain the battery quickly.
Lock Orientation
By default, the app will automatically rotate the screen as the orientation of the device changes. This option will lock it in either Portrait or Landscape mode.

Offline Maps Storage Location

This option is only available for Android devices that have a microSD card installed. Not all Android devices will have this option. It will only appear if a microSD card is installed in the device and ready for use.

To change the location of the offline maps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Navigation
  3. Offline Storage Location:. You’ll be prompted to choose one two location paths. Your exact path may differ from the example given here. The microSD card will usually have the indication of “card” in the path. For this example, I will choose /storage/extSdCard for my offline maps.
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  5. After you select the location, you’ll get a prompt to confirm the change. Select CONTINUE to transfer the files.
  6. Depending on the number of offline routes you have, the time needed to transfer the files to the new location will vary but should only take a few minutes to transfer.
  7. Once complete, all your current and future offline map files will reside on this new location. To switch back to the original location, select the first path from the list.
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In-Ride Settings

iPhone:
While recording a ride, tap the menu icon ( ) to get in-ride options.

Keep Screen On
Most useful if you have your device mounted on your handlebars to view while navigating. If you leave the app to take a photo or work within another app this feature will not keep the screen on. Keeping your screen on at all times will drain your battery quickly, so use with caution.
Lock Orientation
This keeps the app in portrait or landscape mode no matter how you tilt your device.
Auto-Pause
The app pauses recording once you stop moving then records as you ride again. Great for keeping that long coffee break out of your ride so that you don’t forget to un-pause your ride. Not recommended for very slow rides like up-hill mountain biking.
Map Type
Several maps are available for viewing. See Mobile Map Types for more info.
Directional Arrows
Small chevrons on the route or finished ride to indicate the direction traveled.
Distance Markers
Indicates miles or kilometers along the route. The distances between markers changes automatically as you zoom in and out of the map.
Android:
While recording a ride, tap the menu icon ( ) to get in-ride options.

Handlebar Mode
This feature allows the app to turn the screen on without having to unlock your device while navigating.
Auto-Pause
The app pauses recording once you stop moving then records as you ride again. Great for keeping that long coffee break out of your ride so that you don’t forget to un-pause your ride. Not recommended for very slow rides like up-hill mountain biking.
Map Type
Several maps are available for viewing. See Mobile Map Types for more info.
Overlays
Directional Arrows – Small chevrons on the route or finished ride to indicate the direction traveled.
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