What's this on my status bar?

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  1. kenbrinkman macrumors regular

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    Brand new iPhone 4, this blue triangle on the edge of my status bar won't go away even after a restart. I can't be dead pixels because they wouldn't show up in a screenshot, right?

    Any ideas?

    http://img155.imageshack.us/i/imagejb.jpg/
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. tomccabe macrumors regular

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    Working picture = much more helpful.
     
  4. Satanic Goat macrumors regular

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    I've attached it, I could see it. Bit odd
     

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  5. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    I never seen that before very strange, it's definitely not dead pixels.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the very top blue thing? does it appear for all apps? does it appear on the other side of the screen?

    odd indeed
     
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  8. kenbrinkman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Only appears in that corner, always regardless of any app.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    answer is here :)

    spolier below in white:




    it is the GPS/location services
     
  10. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    Can we see a full screen cap of your phone? Maybe one of the home page and one in an app?

    I'm just curious... might be helpful to see your entire phone.
     
  11. kenbrinkman thread starter macrumors regular

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    http://img411.imageshack.us/i/imagemvl.jpg/
     
  12. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    But showing up in the wrong spot? Doubtful.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    true. any idea then?
     
  14. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    That's incorrect.

    What you're talking about is on the right-hand side of the status bar, between the time and the bluetooth indicator.


    OP, I have no idea what your thing is. That's weird!
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    from one of the posts in that thread....

     
  16. kolax macrumors G3

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    Did you slide to Spotlight to see if it disappears?
     
  17. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    In the status bar, not in the corner.

    I bet it still shows up.

    The best thing I can recommend is a restore and don't restore from backup.
     
  18. kenbrinkman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, still there even after a hard reset
     
  19. sammich macrumors 601

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    Some of the posters in the apple discussion thread said that going to spotlight and back gets rid of it.

    The best thing I can recommend, is to not restore you phone afresh. It's such a minor thing to wipe your phone clean, maybe a certain long absent member would commit overkill like that, but not anyone.
     
  20. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Is this the same thread that said it was the location service notification even though it's in the entirely wrong spot?

    Sometimes it's good to wipe the phone and start from clean.
     
  21. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    This is what the location service notification looks like.

    [​IMG]

    It's the purple arrow pointing northeast to the left of the Bluetooth indicator.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ^ Northeast. ;) But isn't there something similar like this on your shot on the upper right?
     
  23. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I fixed it as you were posting. ;) I was going from memory.

    And were you talking to me about the top right? What am I missing?
     
  24. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    I think they mean the small black dots (pixels, really) in each corner.

    Those are there because the corners of the screen cap image are slightly rounded, but the jpg is square, so it's filling in the rounded areas with black. That's all.

    The blue corner for the OP is weird. Seems like it's something that's 'stuck', because it's giving off a drop shadow.

    I tend to think that this is an iOS issue, which would only be solved by a full restore. But even then, it might not solve it.

    Kenbrinkman, no matter what app, or screen on your phone, this is always appearing? Do you have a flashlight app, where it can make the entire screen white? Or even a video to play? Does it still appear then, or just on the status bar?
     
  25. notdecraw macrumors newbie

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    Now you see it, now you don't.

    I just noticed it on my iPhone 4 this morning. As suggested, I went into Searchlight and it disappeared when I started typing a search phrase. Still no idea what it was, though.
     

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