General iOS 7 top right spinning wheel home screen?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by DrunkinMacbook, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. DrunkinMacbook macrumors member

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    Hey anyone ;) i got a quick question and that is

    Why is there a little spinning wheel on the top of My home screen besides the little battery icon?

    And does it use battery life?? thx ;)?
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Do you have a screen shot? Is on the top left or on the top right?
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried restarting your phone to see if that would make it go away?
     
  4. Quantum2 macrumors newbie

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    Sometimes it appears on my phone aswell, but it always goes away when I turn off the WiFi/3G
     
  5. DrunkinMacbook thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for being inactive LOL its is the top right where the battery is and my battery only lasts 5 hours on standby (no usage) and 10-20 min on usage.?

    And yes i can take a screenshot later.:rolleyes:

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    No dice with airplane mode/turn off wifi and data.

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    It wont.

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    and its is spinning VERY FAST faster then the small wheels nomaly spin.
     
  6. Quantum2 macrumors newbie

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    I was not suggesting to disable data connection when the spinning thingy appears, I was just saying that the spinning wheel is related to some internet stuff going on the background, maybe a iCloud backup or photostream uploads
     
  7. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Im not sure what that would be on the top right...
     
  8. tennisproha macrumors 6502a

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    here is a screenshot.

    I just saw it for the first time ever on my iPhone 4S. I'm running iOS 6.1.3. wasn't doing anything new or out of the ordinary on my phone. just reading macrumors lol. the battery is at 1 percent and its still spinning as I type this. any ideas?
     

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  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Thats within the browser, which is different. That's simply you being on a page where something isn't fully loaded and is being loaded at the time and perhaps there's some issue retrieving some piece or it's constantly reloading for some reason. Could similarly happen within an app. It's somewhat different than seeing that when you aren't even running any apps and nothing else is happening when you are on the home screen and you see that data spinner for no reason.
     
  10. tennisproha macrumors 6502a

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    oh I see. yeah you're right. it was reloading one of my background tabs that hadn't fully rendered yet.

    I think I misunderstood the OP question in that regard but the end basis of the discussion turns out to be the same. basically I figured out the spinning wheel will move to the right side of the top bar if there is t any room on the left hand. I was able to reproduce this to verify. basically when my phone went into Do Not Disturb mode & my signal strength attenuated to below -100 dB, there wasn't enough space on the left for the spinning wheel so it moved to the right next to the battery. good to know I guess.

    in my case it was spinning b/c of safari. if you're on the home screen, idk. maybe something running in the background. try doing a hard reset, it tends to solve that.
     

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