weird: WiFi lock symbol on the _left_ of the network?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by megatorst, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. megatorst macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2013

    not really a problem, but sth I don't understand. Also can't seem to find anything on the web about it:

    When traveling in Australia last week, I was trying to log on to a WiFi network in the hotel I was staying in. It showed as free (no lock), then when I tapped it, the lock suddenly appeared, but not on the right side as usual, but on the far left, and a bit higher in that row.
    For about an hour this was reproducible, even with rebooting the iPhone, turning WiFi off and back on etc.
    I wasn't able to log on anyway, and later it would show the 'normal' lock, i.e. on the right.

    To add to the confusion, it turns out the next morning that the hotel has always had the network password protected (access for sale), but my wife could log on with her Samsung without a password.

    Therefore I assume it's just a badly configured/protected network.

    Still, that moving lock symbol is weird. Has anyone seen this before or even an explanation?


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  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    Yup, I noticed this, as well as other "cosmetic" bugs, back in September when iOS 6 was released.

    In my experience, the errant position of the Wi-Fi lock graphic has no effect on functionality so I've essentially ignored it. But yeah, it's there and is kind of ugly to see.

    The App screenshot below shows another bug where the right-facing arrow to open the "Purchased" section is in the wrong place, like with the Wi-Fi lock (the arrow position has long been corrected).

    And no, I don't have an explanation other than that this is yet another bug, albeit very minor, to add to the running list in iOS 6.

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  3. jjbossardet macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2013
    Very strange. The same thing just happened to me in a Chicago bar. They assured me I would need a password yet I did not. Lock on the left means no password? Makes me wanna go home and check the usage on mine.

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