iOS 10 Lock Screen-what's the program icon on the lower left mean?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Wolfpup, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    I think maybe this has actually been there since iOS 8, not sure-but I'm getting a question from a relative, and I realized I don't know what it means.

    On the lock screen-the first screen, not the screen you get when you swipe to your "widgets"'ll show the time, and at the bottom left it sometimes shows a program icon. In her case, it's showing Maps, and...I don't know why. She thinks it's running and running down her battery. I can't find ANY info about why programs show up there and what it means.
  2. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    Okay, so it doesn't mean it's necessarily running or anything? Nothing to worry about?

  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Just a suggestion to make it easier to launch something that you might usually use at that time/place. You can disable those if you want.
  4. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    Awesome, thank you so much! I honestly couldn't figure it out by searching, and that's great to know!

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