1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Up on the left corner, where you usually have your phone carrier name like T-mobile etc. it changes to app name when you are using one! Has someone ever had an app name there (like twitter, facebook, tinder etc) even though you don't have that app on your phone???
    02-15-2017 08:54 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! Can't say I've ever had an app that I didn't have installed appear like that.
    02-15-2017 09:38 PM
  3. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It usually changes to the app you were using before you pressed a hyperlink. Never seen it change to an app I didn't have in my device.
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    02-15-2017 09:39 PM
  4. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    My 7 plus doesn't put the app name in using in the left corner. Sprint remains there when I am in an app.
    02-16-2017 10:02 AM
  5. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I've never noticed this on my 6s before!!!
    02-16-2017 10:07 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've never seen an app name in my status bar. Ever!
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    02-16-2017 01:28 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    I've never seen an app name in my status bar. Ever!
    Then you don't open apps within another app.
    Like when you're on twitter and there is a link to an Instagram photo or Facebook post.
    02-16-2017 02:05 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Then you don't open apps within another app.
    Like when you're on twitter and there is a link to an Instagram photo or Facebook post.
    I have many times. I guess I never noticed the status bar.
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    02-16-2017 02:13 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Then you don't open apps within another app.
    Like when you're on twitter and there is a link to an Instagram photo or Facebook post.
    Oh, wait! You're talking about the "go back" button thingy. I thought the reference was something more permanent.
    02-16-2017 02:17 PM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    Oh, wait! You're talking about the "go back" button thingy. I thought the reference was something more permanent.
    Yup, the go back thingie is indeed what I meant.
    02-16-2017 03:58 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Like the others, I've never seen the carrier info change to an app...EVER!
    02-16-2017 06:34 PM
  12. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Like the others, I've never seen the carrier info change to an app...EVER!
    It happens when you click a link inside an app to open another app or when you use search.

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    02-16-2017 09:25 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Like the others, I've never seen the carrier info change to an app...EVER!
    I was on Facebook and clicked a link to YouTube. The "go back" to Facebook shows in the upper left.
    02-16-2017 10:38 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It happens when you click a link inside an app to open another app or when you use search.

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...aeebb6b74a.jpg
    I was on Facebook and clicked a link to YouTube. The "go back" to Facebook shows in the upper left.
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...17d0ddbdb6.jpg
    Oh heck. I misunderstood what the OP was referring to. I thought he or she meant the actual carrier name changed to that of an app. My bad, and thanks for the clarification.
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    02-17-2017 06:14 AM
  15. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Oh heck. I misunderstood what the OP was referring to. I thought he or she meant the actual carrier name changed to that of an app. My bad, and thanks for the clarification.
    You're welcome...I read it a few times myself before I commented.
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    02-17-2017 06:52 AM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Oh heck. I misunderstood what the OP was referring to. I thought he or she meant the actual carrier name changed to that of an app. My bad, and thanks for the clarification.
    I thought the same at first.
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    02-17-2017 09:27 AM
  17. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    It all makes sense now! Yes, I have seen that before, I just didn't understand the OP's post!
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    02-17-2017 10:39 AM
  18. metalchick719's Avatar
    Yes, of course. That's completely normal when you go from one app to another from the original app. But it's not really replacing your carrier's name.
    02-17-2017 02:29 PM
  19. Lory Gil's Avatar
    If you don't have the app **on your iPhone** then there is no way that the app-back icon (where the app shows in the upper left corner next to your carrier info) will show it. It is, however, possible that, if you tapped on a link while you were in an app, like Facebook, and it took you to a website outside of the app, you *might* mistake the link-back for the app-back icon.
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    02-17-2017 03:02 PM

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