icon that looks like an air vent???

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by texasmccoy, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. texasmccoy macrumors member

    texasmccoy

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    Hey all,
    Has anyone else encountered that bizarre little black icon that randomly pops down from the middle of the top edge of the iphone screen? It's only about 1/2" wide and looks like an air vent for an air conditioner... I've never noticed it before upgrading to ios 5. I've figured out that I must be touching the screen a certain way to make it mysteriously appear, but I have no idea what exactly I do to activate it or what its purpose is. It's actually kind of annoying sometimes because it will come down over part of something important in a game I like to play. I've scoured google with every way I could think of to ask about this thing and can find no information. Anyone have any knowledge of this?
     
  2. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    Its the grabber for the notification center if you are in a full screen app. If you pull down to see the notification center in a full screen app you get that grabber, then you pull that down to get the notification center down. It's like that so you don't accidentally open the NC in a game without meaning to.
     
  3. texasmccoy thread starter macrumors member

    texasmccoy

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    Thanks for the info and taking the mystery out of it for me :) Now I just have to learn not to activate it accidentally :p
     

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