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Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

Hi guys,

 

Just noticed a circular type icon that has begun to display next to the battery icon it looks pointy slightly at the bottom and has a circle on it. Its next to my silent bell icon. 

 

Can anyone advise what it is? 

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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

I believe you may have the WiFi hot spot turned on. Go to the Settings section in Network Connections and check to see if the WiFi hotspot is turned on. Normally WiFi hot spot is best to keep turned off unless needed. This option will run down the battery faster.

 

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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

Jerry, 

 

Thanks but I just checked this and it is not turned on. 

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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

No, it is your GPS location on.




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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

Will this affect the battery? Do i need it on?
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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

If you want to use any app which depends on GPS, mapping, Gas Buddy, etc., you will want to leave it enabled.

 

It does use some battery resource, not great, if you're not using those apps much. I leave mine on.




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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

Ok, That makes sense to me now. I added a calender entry and asked me to enter the location where the meeting was and it went to a map. 

 

This might be why this is now displayed. Cool. 

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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

It is cool!




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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

As long as that is what it is and it chew through battery. My battery only lasts a day if i don't do anything as it is. BlackBerry need to do something and fix this. My Bold would last a week even with activity.
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Re: Strange circular icon now displaying on left corner near battery.

Wow, a week?

 

Funny, as there are others here who'd say you're crazy to think a phone battery would last that amount of time.




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