Strange symbol in my menu bar.

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by jbrown, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    On the top menu bar....on the right hand side I suddenly have a new symbol which I've never seen before, can figure out, and can't get rid of:confused::confused:

    It's a small locked padlock with a cirle running around it that has an arrow at the 5 o'clock position.

    Any ideas?

    cheers :)
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

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    That is the orientation lock. It keeps your phone screen locked into portrait mode.
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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  4. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    Double click the home button. Swipe your thumb from left to right. You'll see the orientation lock button.
     
  5. OneMike macrumors 601

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    With phone on

    double click home button > scroll to the left once

    All the way on the left next to volume control click the button with lock in it
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    The way to lock or unlock is by using the multitasking feature. Double click on the home button to display the Apps. Then scroll as far left as you can go and you will find the screen lock/unlock. Press once to move from locked to unlocked.
     
  7. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    Unlock your phone...Swipe to unlock

    Double tap your home button...

    Swipe to the Right (revealing the left)

    click the padlock with arrow button

    That toggles the orientation lock
     
  8. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Well I never! You live and learn...thanks all!!
     
  9. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Bigger question, how did you orientation lock your iPhone in the first place without knowing about it?
     
  10. L-Tuned macrumors regular

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    Maybe someone took over his phone and did it without him knowing? :confused:

    In fact, one of my friend who had a 4 when it first came out and recently just got a 5 asked me the exactly same question when he saw it on my 5 yesterday. I do surprise to see that many people didn't know about this function.. :eek:
     
  11. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I was thinking that but it seems odd someone would borrow one's phone for a brief second & feels free to mess with the settings (unless the OP's friend was playing a joke).
     
  12. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    No mystery - I got to that screen without knowing how! Then couldn't find it again!
     
  13. Ladyanjen macrumors newbie

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    Same- Thnx for solving my query everyone. Odd native icon....
    Ladyanjen
     
  14. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    So you have never opened the task switcher display before ?
     

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