iPad What is this icon?

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  1. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    9F8504F1-F6AD-4DFD-9404-244CF710C8EF.jpeg Since installing ios12 on my ipad, what is this icon on my lock screen?
     
  2. Mefisto macrumors 6502a

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    That's the icon for control center. No idea why it's up there (on the iPhones there's just the line), but then again I don't have an iPad. If you have CC enabled on the lock screen, maybe the icon just sits there to remind the user of it's existence.
     
  3. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What do i do with it? Touching it does nothing
     
  4. niji, Oct 6, 2018
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    the only place so far that i have seen that icon in iOS12 is in iOS' new Shortcuts app, which also allows the app to place on the the Home Screen an icon as well.

    does the line under the icon in yr photo indicate it wants you to swipe down?
     
  5. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I havent installed that app, and i cant swipe that icon in any direction
     
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    You’ve also seen it in Settings next to the Control Center line, as mentioned above.

    My guess is it shows this if you’ve never used it as a tutorial but then disappears once you’ve used it (a few times?). Then it defaults back to just the more cryptic line.
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    Try swiping down with your finger starting just above the screen ie above the battery icon tok
     
  8. archvile macrumors 6502

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    This is the correct answer
     
  9. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bingo! Thank you my friend :)
     

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