What is the purple paper plane icon on google maps?

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    The bottom left button when you open google maps on os 4 ? I don't remember seeing it on my 3GS nor 3.1.3
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    It's a compass/bearing arrow.

    Serves the same function as the reticule on pre-iOS 4.
     
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    On previous OSs it was a target crosshair. It does the same thing it did before, it just looks different.
     
  4. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Plus it will be up at the top of the screen nect to the battery icon when you have something using location services.
     
  5. draz macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    It means that the app you are using is tracking your location. As quoted you can see this same icon on the top right of the screen as well.
    It is visible in Google Maps and also in any other app that wants to know your location and you have approved of it to track your location
     
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  8. interceptor47 macrumors member

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    Press it two times and the icon on the map shows which direction your facing, the narrower the 'band' the more accurate the heading is.
     
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