11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2009 12:18 AM by Oskar Hagberg
Lyell Hogg1 Level 1 Level 1
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
    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
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    This means you have TTY enabled, which is for the deaf or hearing impaired.

    Settings > Phone > TTY > Off.
  • smat001 Level 1 Level 1
    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??
  • 4n6doc Level 4 Level 4
    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.
  • murray65 Level 1 Level 1
    Does the iPhone OS differ depending on location?
    My 3GS running 3.0 is also lacking a TTY setting under settings>phone.
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6
    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
  • murray65 Level 1 Level 1
    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!
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4
    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
  • laz Level 4 Level 4
    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 Level 1 Level 1
    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 Level 1 Level 1
    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).