What's the padlock icon about?
The other day while sitting in Starbucks working on my iPod touch 4 (v. 5.0.1) I noticed that at the top of the screen, in place of the usual time of day, there was a white padlock icon, as if some sort of lock or security function was active. I don't ever recall seeing such an icon at that screen location before; I wasn't in an app that required a password to use, and though I was logged in to the wifi I wasn't doing anything online (including mailing or downloading). The icon stayed on the screen even when I got in my vehicle in the parking lot. It eventually went away & was replaced by the time again. Any ideas?
- 12-30-2011, 12:05 AM #2
Are you referring to the orientation lock? I certainly didn't knowingly engage it, and I can't see how I even accidentally tripped it. Besides, at some point it reverted to the clock, and I never even accessed the orientation lock feature at all.
I just engaged the orientation lock: it showed an indicator in the form of a padlock with a curving arrow around it to the right of the time, and to the left of the battery, bluetooth icons in the upper right-hand corner. Not at all the same thing as the simple centered padlock symbol. Haven't seen it since then, either.
Last edited by ArGiEs; 12-30-2011 at 12:22 AM.
- 12-30-2011, 12:30 AM #4
No. I am referring to the phone lock, not rotation lock.
Hit the button on the top of your phone to turn off the display/lock the phone. Then hit either that button again or the home button to wake up the display.
It shows the padlock on top where the time usually is, which lets you know the phone is locked.
Beamed over the interwebz from my iPhone 4S using Siri.
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