Blue triangle above signal bar?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iqwertyi, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. iqwertyi macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007

    So my co-worker just got her new iPhone today. I helped her set it up and I notice that her phone as this blue triangular icon on top of the ATT signal bar. I've never noticed it before on mine. It's not a defective screen because I can see shadows behind it, but I'm not sure what it is or what it means.

    I'm guessing it's something with iOS 4.0.2 since I'm on 4.0.1 and haven't seen it.
    Has anyone else noticed this? What is it?

    Thanks :)
  2. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    Triangles over signal bars typically mean data link activity. But Apple uses the E/3G symbols more.
  3. tariqi macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2010
    I've never seen that either, but a triangle on a cell phone usually means roaming, so that's my best guess.
  4. jacollins macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    Not sure over the signal bar area. There's a triangle pointing to the upper right near the battery area when you are using GPS though.
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Get a screen shot, being the nerd i am I'm curious to see this. Triangles with anything cellular usually means roaming or something to do with cellular set up. When I got my droid before they connected it to the network I had a little green triangle next to the bars...
  7. foot56 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    I think he is talking to the left of the battery meter.
  8. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

    Feb 24, 2009
    Is it the "play"? If it is... may God have mercy on your soul.
  9. zacharace macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Bexley, OH, USA
    I'm really interested to see this screenshot...:D
  10. Jwills1218 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2010
    I'm pretty sure it has to do with location services. Everytime i use google maps and search for something or get directions it shows up. It will stay on there for a minute or so after closing the app as well.
  11. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    It's not location services or the "Now Playing" triangle. I've seen a screenshot of this before, it's on the top left corner, not that big though. I have no clue what it means though.

    Edit: Here's what I think OP is talking about.
  12. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I believe you are correct if we are talking about the same thing. One can talk about a blue triangle or a blue arrow which is to the left of the battery charge gauge.

    Here is one thread talking about this and I confirm this when running speedtest (which uses my location)
  13. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Wow people do you guys even read? It is NOT location services. Every one needs to stop saying that.

    Look at Etnies419 post. That's what he's talking about. Not location services.

    Plus the location arrow is no where near the AT&T logo.
  14. SkottDMD macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    No idea what it is but after seeing that screen shot I realized I had the same thing on my iPad. I have no idea how it go there or why, but the device started acting up especially after doing a reset (device wouldn't boot for a few minutes). I don't know if they're related but it would be interesting to find out what exactly it is.
  15. ericlmercer macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2010
    Are we referring to to this icon?

    I've been looking for an answer to this question too. Here's the icon I'm curious about. (Is this the one we're talking about here?)

    Attached Files:

  16. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
    I believe that is the charge indicator bar for a bluetooth headset.

  17. ericlmercer macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2010

    Thanks for the quick reply. This is indeed the charge indicator for my bluetooth headset. Turned off my jawbone & it disappeared. Thx so much!
  18. Nadroj<—backwards macrumors newbie


    Oct 16, 2018
    Only seems to be on my YouTube app nothing else, also it disapeers if I disconnect my Bluetooth( streaming music to a speaker)
  19. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2017
    The post and this thread is over 8 years old and the OP hasn’t been on the forum for almost a year....

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