Status wheel spins constantly

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    i'm not sure what its really called but its the thing that happens when something is working in the background next to the carrier name. Seems there are times where it runs nonstop (even on the normal homescreen), not even swiping all the programs away will make it go away.

    Only thing to fix it is a reboot of the phone.

    Anyone else experience this?
     
  2. cynics macrumors G3

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    I did once, after a restore as new at that. And it wasn't syncing anything in the background.

    I did a reset (home + power) and it hasn't happened since. That was about a month ago.
     
  3. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well, i'm not talking about syncing, its just the phone working in the background. my first thought is it has something to do with Pandora, so I am going to stop using it for a while and see if that fixes it.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G3

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    I was actually talking syncing just stating the data spinning thing was going when I knew it wasn't syncing.
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Nothing to do with Pandora. Mine did it straight after a clean install and setting up as a new phone. A hard reset cured it.

    Then a few days later it happened again. I did a fresh install after that and it went away...only to return again. A hard reset cures it temporarily.
     
  6. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I just assume it is the NSA logging into my iPhone.
     
  7. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yes I have had that happen before on another phone, and yes a restart does fix that.

    but this is completely unrelated to syncing period.

    it is completely stuck on something working in the background

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    so this happens to you and you just deal with it basically?
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It goes away for weeks on end but does eventually come back.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    For those (and it's not that many) that had it happen a restart gets rid of it for good in the vast majority of cases. That said, there can certainly be something else unusual to it for some minority as well that could cause it to come back and/or various other even more unusual issues.
     
  10. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it does come back after resets.
     
  11. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had this happen on iOS 7.1 specifically on my iPod touch... Dunno if this is a bug, but I can confirm it comes back. Hoping to see it gone in iOS 8
     
  12. cynics macrumors G3

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    status wheel spins constantly


    :confused:

    I don't know how else to state that it's completely unrelated to syncing before you get it. Lol

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    Btw. It was coming back on my phone because automatic app update was on. Once I turned it off it never came back.

    Default setting was on, at least for me.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, the best I could tell is that it was somehow connected to the App Store, like some stuck download (even one you can't really see) or something like that. I don't have any auto updates or installs enabled so the one time it came up for me like that a restart got rid of it for good. Having read various threads with the same behavior, for the most part restarts got rid of it for different people as well.
     
  14. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    I mean seriously, is that what you're worried about?! A spinning icon?
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If it means (possibly even consistent) data and/or battery usage that can't be explained, then why wouldn't someone worry about that?
     
  16. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This:rolleyes:
     
  17. Bossbhavesh macrumors newbie

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    This happens in iOS 7.1 Whenever you start a download in App Store and stop it (not pause). The data wheel keeps spinning on the homescreen. A restart fixes it. Happens again if you repeat the above steps..
     
  18. cynics macrumors G3

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    That's can be a pretty big deal on a tiered data plan.
     
  19. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    If you assume you have data consumption that you cannot explain...
    Under settings there is a list of apps with data usage for each one individually. You might want to check that then, but a spinning wheel doesn't have to mean there's actually something wrong. A spinning wheel can also be just an icon that didn't properly disappear...
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That still means that something is wrong, even if there's nothing that's actually happening and the wheel spins for no reason.
     
  21. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    I've been having this issue too, hopefully iOS 7.1.1 will fix it
     
  22. paul.p macrumors member

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    This.
     
  23. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I noticed this problem yesterday. I had to revert back to an iPhone 4 (from 5S) and the battery life (among other things) was pretty bad and I noticed the spinning "wheel" for most of the day.

    Tried a Hard Reset and see if that does anything.
     
  24. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't able to reproduce it on my iPhone 5
     

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