What is this status icon in iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blackbirdz, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. blackbirdz macrumors member

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    Title says it all. I have seen many ppl have this icon in their iPhone, but not mine. Anyone could tell me what this is?
     

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  2. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Rotation lock
     
  3. SlasherDuff macrumors 6502a

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  5. skidbubble macrumors 6502

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    What the others said. It prevents your phone from going into landscape mode when you turn it sideways.
     
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  8. Blue Fox macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I could just post "Rotation Lock", but that wouldn't be helpful, now would it?

    Yes, your Portrait Orientation is locked. To unlock it (and be rid of that status icon), double click your home button, swipe to the right, and it will reveal your music controls, as well as the Portrait Orientation button. Tap to turn on or off.
     
  9. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    He said " Title says it all" What is this button.

    He got a response :D . In all seriousness though; you know you were laughing seeing all the "rotation lock" comments
     
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  11. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Way to give the wrong advice. :rolleyes:
     
  12. steve knight Suspended

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    send it to me I will spend a year testing it then send it back.
     
  13. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    you're running iOS6 Beta and you don't know about the rotational lock indicator?!??!?!?!!!
     
  14. yegon, Jul 12, 2012
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    yegon macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps he has a 3G, no rotation lock on that. Irked me at the time, ridiculous omission, same applies to lack of % battery indicator when the 3GS had both . I jail broke back then for such things. Petty Apple.

    I'm assuming the pic isn't his, obviously.
     
  15. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    It basically means that you must insert a key and turn (from left to right).
     
  16. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I think..THINK....its a Rotation lock. If others could maybe confirm?
     
  17. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    What was the point in posting this when two people had already posted exactly the same but 15mins earlier?
     
  18. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I think they're being fun......

    ALL HAIL ROTATION LOCK!
     
  19. SwingOnThis macrumors regular

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    I've never seen that red arrow on my iphone. Is that a new feature of iOS6??? :)
     
  20. taipan61 macrumors 6502

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    that's the new "you are here" arrow in iOS6 maps, but it's still buggy
     
  21. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    What was the point in being so cynical? I'm just trying to have some fun. Why don't you live a little? :rolleyes:

    THANK YOU!!!
     
  22. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    rotation lock.
     
  23. Sith Vol macrumors 6502

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    RoTaTiON lOcK
     

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