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Triangle Icon ?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by utisz, Feb 13, 2011.

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    Hello.
    Since yesterday, I have a little triangle icon (looks like a reverse mouse cursor) near my battery icon on my ipad.
    What is that icon ?

    Thank you.
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    You have started an app with uses the Gps function of the iPad. This enables the Gps and you can see that in the top right
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    Another possibility - it's a general warning icon that appears when something needs attention. I believe it appears when - the iPad is overheating, the iPad has a low-memory condition, the iPad has a low battery.

    Best advice is to restart the iPad by completely switching it on and off. Press *and hold* the Power button until a rotating white 'bezel' appears on the screen. After the screen has gone completely blank restart the iPad by pressing *and holding* the Power switch until a white Apple logo appears. The iPad will then power up; this generally takes about 10 seconds. During the power up the automatic screen orientation is disabled, so don't panic.

    A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little 'jingle' and then you're back to the Home screen. Hopefully the icon will have disappeared.

    Apple recommend that you power down your iPad about once a week in any case; Forum members have 'discovered' that this procedure 'cures' a wide range of 'unexpected' problems. In any case, it's an easy first step and does not harm!!

    Good Luck

    Tim
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    With all due respect to those members who are trying to help, there is no need to guess what the icon means. There is a handy document called the iPad User Guide that explains what all the Status Icons mean --

    [​IMG]

    The iPad User Guide is available for free as an iBook selection (once you have downloaded the iBooks app), as a PDF on the Apple website or by using the favorites link in Safari.
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    That is missing the location icon...looks like a compass needle.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
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    [​IMG]

    Location in use
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    <==== Learned something new today!

    They bury this stuff on Page 89 of the User Guide!

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
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    Thanks. Now We know .
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    Also, I can't see the triangle icon in this list. But maybe it's my age ...

    Tim
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    Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you !
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    To see the definitions for this triangle icon, navigate through: Settings > Location Services. Scroll down. * "A purple location services..." etc.

    You can turn the icon off by continuing on to: System Services. Scroll down. Then turn "Status Bar Icon" on or off. :)
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012

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