Never seen the GPRS circle...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JohnFa, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. JohnFa macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    So, I've heard that there's supposed to be a 3G icon, and EDGE icon and a GPRS icon. I've never seen any of them. It says 3G when I'm connected though. My carrier only supports 3G so not having seen an EDGE icon is understandable.
    I've never seen the GPRS circle though, even though I turn on location services and use maps to find me and show me directions to where I'm going. How do I get it to appear?
  2. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    you go to the Compass app, you get which direction you're facing. Or your iPhone is facing at least. If you click on the bottom left globe, it takes you to Google Maps. By default, Google Maps and GPS is as it has always been. But a new feature for the new iPhones will make Google Maps rotate (in landscape or Portrait) so the direction you're heading is always facing straight on.

    To enable this, click on the globe icon in Maps or Compass once to fix your GPS position. Click a second time and you'll see your blue dot with a light cone attached. Now as you move around, the Map will orient with you. A third click of the globe icon turns this function back off.
  3. JohnFa thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    I don't have the 3GS, just the iPhone 3G. But there should be a GPRS circle shouldn't there? I know how maps work otherwise :)
  4. Narzist macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    He was looking for GPRS, not GPS.

    I always get to see the GPRS circle after i finished a call (iPhone 3GS, T-mobile Germany)
  5. kAoTiX macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    I see that icon very rarely, I have 3G most of the time and if not 3G then Edge.
    If you don't see it, what's the problem?
    You're either not in an area to get GRPS or your network doesn't support it.
  6. Robb315 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Why don't you read the manual or search Apple's website before asking things that you really should be able to know before you start using a new handset.
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Consider yourself lucky. I've got it rarely, but usually it's only for a few seconds in remote areas.

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