Can't figure out what this menubar icon is

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by raremage, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. raremage macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed today a new icon on the top menubar, next to the Bluetooth icon?

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's TTY. I think it has to do with helping those with hard of hearing or the deaf. Not really sure. I think the switch for it is in the Phone part of the Settings app.
     
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  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Correct. Go to Settings>Phone and there will be a switch for TTY. Just tap on it and it will go away.
     
  6. raremage thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks - couldn't figure out what it was. Must have brushed it while I was in the phone settings and not realized it.
     
  7. cwubbels macrumors regular

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    ...What?
     
  8. hansenc macrumors 6502

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    ugh im just going to be nice and retract my comment. try google next time.
     
  9. raremage thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Asking a question on the board rather than complaining?

    I googled and searched the board. The best reference on Apple's support site that I could find didn't have that icon. So I came here. Do appreciate the suggestion, though.
     
  10. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    This is as bad as the dude who thought he got a 3g iphone because next to the AT&T logo it said 3g. He swore he bought a Iphone4g.
     
  11. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Just info for future use. The manual is accessible on line and will answer lots of these strange questions new owners might have (and upgraders as well, whom may never have seen this before). Somewhat wish Apple would have included a quick users guide or something as this would have helped lots of new owners out quite a bit.
     
  12. Vinnie Madrox macrumors 6502

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    i wouldn't go that far. i had no idea what that icon was for either. i'm not hearing disabled, and i've never known anyone who is. hell, i don't even know what TTY stand for LoL
     
  13. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    Text Telephone to You; for the hearing impaired.
     
  14. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    It stands for TeleTYpe. A type of transmission that helps the deaf communicate over phone lines with other people. It aids in transcribing voice into text and the reverse for equipped devices. Not sure if anything else is necessary to get it fully working on the iPhone, but that is the rough info.
     
  15. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I was going to make fun of you by saying "What is he supposed to search for? Strange Icon iPhone?" Then I googled it myself first and there it was on the first link.

    Either way, I don't think it was a bad question to ask on the forum.
     
  16. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    The answer to the OP was posted in the first reply of this thread (#2)......yet people are still posting replies? Interesting... :rolleyes:
     
  17. cwubbels macrumors regular

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    Apparently!
     
  18. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. Could this be phone model or carrier/plan dependent? Because my 3G on Fido (Canada) doesn't have such a setting under Settings > Phone. And I'm running iOS 4.
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

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    It is carrier dependent.
     

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