Unknown iphone symbol

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Feecorner, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Feecorner macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2010
    A new symbol appeared yesterday on my iphone4. I was out running and so had the "map my run" app open and also had checked the iphone maps app too. It is top right hand corner...a padlock with an almost compete circle round it like the @ only with the gap on the RHS with a arrow head on the end.
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    That means your phone has been "locked" into portrait only mode. In other words, it won't rotate the screen, even when the accelerometer detects a change in orientation.

    This setting can be found by swiping to the left on your multi-tasking tray. ...Press your home button twice, and then swipe the bottom icons towards the left. It's the button on the left, with a pad lock symbol.
  3. Feecorner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2010

    Many thanks... Between you and my 16 yr old sorted!!! Must have caught it when I was checking the distance.

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