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New symbol on my iPhone 3G s screen

19293 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2009 12:18 AM by Oskar Hagberg RSS
Lyell Hogg1 Calculating status...
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Jun 20, 2009 8:24 AM
I have new symbol I have never seen before on my new 3GS screen that I haven't seen before.

It is beside the bluetooth symbol on the left and looks like a phone handset horizontally located over a bunch of dots.....anyone know what this is?
2.0GHz G5, iPhone OS 3.0
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,165 points)
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    Jun 20, 2009 8:28 AM (in response to Lyell Hogg1)
    Could be TTY ( for hearing impaired).

    You can go to setting and turn off.

    These symbols can be found in the manual:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Jun 20, 2009 8:29 AM (in response to Lyell Hogg1)
    This means you have TTY enabled, which is for the deaf or hearing impaired.

    Settings > Phone > TTY > Off.
     PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 7200rpm-100GB HD,  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 3G 16GB
  • smat001 Calculating status...
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    Jul 14, 2009 5:44 PM (in response to Lyell Hogg1)
    Hi,

    I have the same symbol - TTY symbol appearing.

    I have tried to go to settings>phone - but I don't have any option for turning TTY off. Using 32gb 3GS iPhone. I have looked through as many setting as I can think of, and no mention of TTY, or where I could turn it off.

    Under settings>phone, I have that options of:
    My Number
    Call Forwarding
    Call Waiting
    Shoe My Caller ID
    SIM PIN
    SIM Applications

    Nothing to do with TTY

    On-line support refers specifically to settings>phone being the location for the iPhone, and the iPhone 3G - it doesn't specifically list the 3GS, so I am guessing it is done a different way?

    Any suggestions - anyone??
    iPhone 3GS 32gb, iPhone OS 3.0
  • 4n6doc Level 4 Level 4 (2,305 points)
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    Jul 14, 2009 5:55 PM (in response to smat001)
    On-line support refers specifically to settings>phone being the location for the iPhone, and the iPhone 3G - it doesn't specifically list the 3GS, so I am guessing it is done a different way?


    On my 3GS running 3.0, the TTY setting is under Settings > Phone. There is an On/Off toggle for TTY immediately under Show My Caller ID.
    PowerMac G5, MacBook, AppleTV, 80 GB video iPod, 32 GB iPhone 3Gs, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • murray65 Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Jul 15, 2009 11:11 AM (in response to smat001)
    Does the iPhone OS differ depending on location?
    My 3GS running 3.0 is also lacking a TTY setting under settings>phone.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Jul 15, 2009 11:16 AM (in response to Lyell Hogg1)
    Having TTY in Settings may be location specific. Select your country on the Apple website and access the manual for the iPhone. You should be able to find the appropriate info there. I'm in the USA and it's under Settings > Phone
    HP DV7 Laptop, Windows Vista, iPhone 3G 8GB with 3.0
  • murray65 Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Jul 15, 2009 11:46 AM (in response to paulcb)
    The UK manual says that TTY settings are indeed under settings>phone.
    However, they are not. (At least on my phone)

    Sorry not to provide an answer to those with the problem but at least you know you're not imagining it!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    Jul 15, 2009 11:49 AM (in response to murray65)
    Perhaps it does not show if your carrier does not support TTY.

    I'm with AT&T and have no Tethering setting under Network.

    Phil
    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Dell WinXP Desktop ; iPhone 3G[S]
  • laz Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2009 12:17 PM (in response to w7ox)
    I'd agree with this - maybe no TTY support. There's a note here that says the symbol might show up with an unlocked phone if you're not using the original carrier SIM
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3519

    As to how to turn it off if you don't have the switch - that's a good question.
  • epsilon delta Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2009 1:11 PM (in response to Lyell Hogg1)
    I'm am UK-based and do not have this option also so it must be location specific... go to the customer services desk at any supermarket or a bank where they have TTY facilities and see if the option appears in the menu.

    If it has somehow turned on there must be an option to turn it off at some point!

    Message was edited by: epsilon delta
  • Oskar Hagberg Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2009 12:18 AM (in response to epsilon delta)
    To solve this problem you need to reset your Settings.
    Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings

    This will not erase any media, contacts, game saves etc. (But if you're worried, do a backup first).
    iPhone 3G S, iPhone OS 3.0.1

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