People are realizing what those very common iPhone symbols mean – the Irish sun

IPHONES have all sorts of symbols and you might be surprised to learn what many of them actually mean.

Some are more obvious than others.

There are many different icons that appear at the top of your iPhone

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There are many different icons that appear at the top of your iPhone

Do you know the true meaning of these common symbols?

location services

This often occurs

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This often occurs

You’ve probably seen this up arrow icon many times.

This is due to Apple’s location services.

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It appears when an app or website accesses your location.

Apple’s strict rules require them to get your permission first. So if this surprises you, you might want to adjust your settings.

You can do this by going to settings and open each app at the bottom.

The top shows the location and current permission, which varies from Never, Ask next time or when I share, and While using the app.

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You may see a blue arrow if the app you’re using is requesting your location.

call forwarding

call forwarding

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call forwarding

Persons with activated call forwarding see this symbol.

It’s a feature that allows you to forward your calls to another number.

You can turn it on or off by walking to settingsthen phonefollowed by call forwarding.

Portrait Locked

keep his place

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keep his place

Anyone who hates that their screen rotates when they rotate their iPhone will lock orientation.

Whenever you do this, a padlock icon will appear as shown above.

Bluetooth device battery

Not your usual battery

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Not your usual battery

We all know what the regular battery for your iPhone looks like, so why is it here?

Well, the stuck battery icon actually has nothing to do with your handset.

It’s for your Bluetooth devices instead.

So if you plugged in headphones instead, this icon will tell you whether or not it needs juice.

hotspot

stay connected

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stay connected

Hotspots are great when you’re low on data — or when a friend is connected and you’re not.

Whenever you connect to their hotspot, this double paperclip-like icon will appear.

Don’t forget that there are many other icons for your connection speed as well.

Whether E, LTE or GPRS, we reveal the true meaning behind it here.

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