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

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    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"...it'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

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

    Thanks!
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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

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

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