Red Dot On Phone Icon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bulldog3777, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Bulldog3777
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    macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2009
    There are times I have a red dot on the phone icon. I tap it and then there is a red dot on the voice mail icon. I tap that and there is no voice mail message. I look at recent calls and there are none for day's. I am old and don't talk much. What is the red dot trying to tell me?
  2. sweetbrat
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    macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    I've seen that before when I haven't had a data connection (no Wifi signal at work, and 3G was turned off so I wouldn't go over my limit). When I went into voicemail, it said visual voicemail wasn't available because I didn't have a data connection. It said I had to call the voicemail number in order to retrieve my messages.
  3. AbyssImpact
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    macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Are you sure it isn't from a red dot sighted sniper rifle?
  4. wordoflife
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    macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    i've seen this happens to iphones running on tmobile
  5. Fudd
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    macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2011
    I had this happen once when someone left me a voicemail and the phone had difficulty fetching it even though I had good connectivity at that time. A couple of days later, it finally came through and the dot went away.

    This was on verizon and I've had delayed voicemail a couple of times in the past on other phones as well so I suspect its a carrier issue.

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