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Cacher123 Level 1 Level 1
Ok, a little arrow pops up next to my battery percentage indicator (extreme top right corner) sometimes it's there (to the left of the indicator), sometimes not. Sometimes it points directly at the power indicator (points to the right), sometimes it points to the right at about a 15 degree upward angle?!?!

What is this thing!!!!????

Windows Laptop, Windows XP
Reply by NathanL1192 on Dec 9, 2010 9:30 AM Helpful
This tells you that an app, either on screen or running in the background is finding and/or using your location.You can change what apps can use location data in Settings.Hope this solves your problem.

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  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3
    This tells you that an app, either on screen or running in the background is finding and/or using your location.
    You can change what apps can use location data in Settings.

    Hope this solves your problem.
  • Cacher123 Level 1 Level 1
    Ahh, That helps! Now, what about the difference in the way the arrow points?
  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3
    Glad that has helped.
    I have not noticed a difference in the way the arrow points. It could be, depending on whether it is using Assisted GPS which is only on the Wi-Fi+3G model or not, or just GPS.

    Hope this helps.
  • Cacher123 Level 1 Level 1
    I only have Wi-Fi model.
  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3
    Are you sure it is changing?

    I have never heard of this happening before!
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    If music, podcast or audiobook is playing (iTunes or Pandora), a right pointing triangle means it is playing something.

    This link shows some of the symbols.
    -> http://help.apple.com/ipad/4/interface/
    I keep this link on the iPad home page as quick reference.
  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3
    This is NOT true. Chris CA, I am afraid you are wrong. What you are talking about is the 'play' triangle, not the location triangle. The Location triangle is new in iOS 4.2, and a right pointing one means your location is being found.

    Click the link below to see examples of the arrow in question.

    [Location Arrow|http://images.tipb.com/images/stories/2010/04/iPhone4_settingslocation.PNG]

    Hope this helps.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7
    Neither of the links provided by either of you prove your point directly. The Help link takes you to the same strange web interface presented in Safari bookmarks and I gave up on finding examples of those arrows after a minute or so. Easier, simpler, to give page numbers in the doc itself or, at least, some steering to where one is to look. As for the screenshot, it neither gave an example of the mysterious second sort of arrow, nor provided any explanation about anything.

    I've never seen the right- as opposed to upwards-facing arrow and just spent a few minutes trying to force it to appear with no success. Absent further news or updates, I'm going to assume that OP was simply seeing both the floppy and the arrow showing up at different times. In other words, you're both right.
  • Cacher123 Level 1 Level 1
    OK, now I got it! Thanks to someone above posting the link to the manual for the new OS, I've found what I saw (?!)
    Looks like I saw the "play" symbol (page 10) at one point and also the "location" symbol (page 80) at another point.
    Of course since Apple has now decided to leave apps running in the backround instead of just allowing them to be simply closed (yes, I know about the whole "But they don't use any memory" debate (yeah, right)) these symbols have been popping up from time to time even when I think my apps are actually closed.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    This is NOT true. Chris CA, I

    Yes it IS true NathanL1192. Do not be so quick to call someone a liar. Please show me why my statement is not true?
    "If music, podcast or audiobook is playing (iTunes or Pandora), a right pointing triangle means it is playing something."

    I didn't write that what the OP is seeing absolutely is the play triangle (which turns out it was that anyway).
    He did not post a photo of what he was seeing so all we can do is point out what it +possibly could+ be.
    I have iOS 4.2.1 and have a wifi only iPad and the Play triangle is displayed when I am playing Pandora or iTunes.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    Neither of the links provided by either of you prove your point directly.

    The link I posted above, when opened on the iPad in Safari (after it opens in Safari, click the curved arrow and save it to the Home Page), opens a nice web page (iPad Guide) that works and looks just like the Settings on the iPad and describes and shows pix of the icons at the top of the iPad.

    And it wasn't to "prove a point".
    It was to help the OP.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7
    Chris CA wrote:
    Neither of the links provided by either of you prove your point directly.

    The link I posted above, when opened on the iPad in Safari (after it opens in Safari, click the curved arrow and save it to the Home Page), opens a nice web page (iPad Guide) that works and looks just like the Settings on the iPad and describes and shows pix of the icons at the top of the iPad.

    And it wasn't to "prove a point".
    It was to help the OP.

    Sorry Chris, but your post did say ". . . .this link shows examples ...", and the point I was making was that it did nothing of the sort. It's like you asking how to spell something and me providing a link to a dictionary; accurate, sure, just not that helpful. Besides, I thought I'd made it clear that I did in fact know just what the link was.
  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3
    Why are we all having an argument. I simply said someone was wrong, and they come back to be saying I was calling them a Lair. This is not at all beneficial to the user with the query. Lets leave it here.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    Why are we all having an argument.

    I don't know.
    You start it and now you ask why an argument is going on.
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