what are these??

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by yanki01, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. yanki01 macrumors 68040

    yanki01

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    Springboard & HashtagImages? Neither are apps installed and searching for them brings up nothing. I just turned them off but looks as if they were using some cellular data.

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  2. drysdalk macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Hmm, curious. SpringBoard is the internal name for what is basically the window manager/shell in iOS. It is the process that manages displaying the Home screen, folders, the Dock, etc. You can think of it as being analagous to Explorer in Windows or Finder in MacOS. In other words, it's not really an app as such, as more as it's a core part of the operating system. Strange that it's showing up - I'd guess that will either get removed or re-named to something else in the list. Either way, it's nothing to worry about.

    HashtagImages is a new one on me. Some quick Googlings seem to suggest it's the internal process responsible for graphical image search from the keyboard. Never used it myself, I'm assuming it's the "search for an animated GIF or meme" type thing I've heard about but never gone looking for. As I say that's just going from some random pages I'm finding on Google, but that would be my best guess. Again, I'd suspect that this showing up is either a bug, or it's a placeholder name that'll get changed to something more human-friendly in a later release of iOS.
     
  3. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Hmmm SpringBoard is showing up in my list but not HashtagImages....11.0.3
     
  4. KGB7 Suspended

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    I also have SpringBoard in iOS 11.0.3. iPhone 6s Plus.
     
  5. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

    lolkthxbai

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    springboard is the window or “shell” that your app icons live inside of and hashtag images is the imessage app from apple that lets you search for gifs on your keyboard inside of a conversation

    springboard probably used a few kb of data to organize the layout of your app icons and the hashtag images used <2mb to search for gifs
     
  6. Esosynthikin2124 macrumors newbie

    Esosynthikin2124

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    Both applications are connecting hyper links from individual applications to finder, in order to rout the applications hyperlink to an direct webpage or source of information in witch can open the page up. They communicate with a server witch executes equations to solve problems (computer language). Mostly you will find these if you have third party applications witch you didn’t download from the app store. Or the application was taken off the app market and still hosted third party.
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    for instance I found hashtag from a third party developer that sells smok vaping products. Are you a smok or vape user?
     
  7. yanki01 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    nope.
     
  8. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    Hastagimages could be the iMessage image app, #images C52F9039-7C04-42B6-98A2-F0139BFE60AA.png
     
  9. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely incorrect. Wow.
     
  10. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

    lolkthxbai

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    fail-xplain
     

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