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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Ormegolf, Jan 30, 2012.

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    I know the lock but what is the paper lip symbol by some wifi networks?
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    Like this?

    iPhoneHotspot_icon.jpg

    I'm not sure of its exact meaning, but it shows up when I use the iPhone's hotspot, both on the iPad and Computer. I assume it has something to do with mobile hotspots and tethering. I think it is supposed to represent two links in a chain, which makes a kind of sense.
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    I've been wondering the same thing. I see it rarely. I am tethering the iPad to the iPhone constantly, and DO NOT see it anywhere on either unit. But as I said, I have seen it pop up briefly - in the status bar area at the top.

    Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Yes. It shows up in place of the wi-fi signal strength icon. There is nothing brief about it on my iPad. It's there as long as I'm connected to the iPhone's hotspot.
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    Found it! In my (Jailbreak app) SB Settings, there's a setting to show the numeric WiFi strength. If that is turned off, that link symbol shows instead.

    Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Good to know. Thanks
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    Thanks everybody. Nice to know I'm not the only person unsure Mike
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    Hello , can anyone please let me know faster way to upgrade to IOS 5
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    How fast or slow to upgrade is all to do with a lot of variables, namely your Internet connection and what you have on your iPad now. If you do the upgrade now you will go straight to 5.0.1, do a complete backup first and it's a good idea to disable your virus protection on your PC for the duration of the upgrade. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes too. Have a look at these links and they will explain it for you.

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-faq/50385-how-do-i-upgrade-ios-5-a.html#post345719

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
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