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What does the little white symbol on the 'buzz bar'Mumsnet mean?(on the app)

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cozietoesie Thu 19-Oct-17 15:24:56

It doesn’t seem to be consistent or to tie in to anything happening on the TIO, for example, so thought I’d ask.

TimMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 19-Oct-17 15:41:58

Hi @cozietoesie - what do you mean by the buzz bar? If you could take a screenshot I’ll have a look. Thanks!

cozietoesie Thu 19-Oct-17 15:49:16

On ios11 Tim, there’s a ‘bottom bar’ - I didn’t know what else to call it. It has some standard symbols plus symbols for the last three - or so - apps you’ve used. (I’ll try to take a screenshot.)

cozietoesie Thu 19-Oct-17 16:12:14

PS - I’ll wait until the symbol appears so that you will know what I mean......

picklemepopcorn Thu 19-Oct-17 18:02:54

Is it this? Bottom left hand corner? I get it whether there is a message or not...drag, my screenshot didn't take...

picklemepopcorn Thu 19-Oct-17 18:41:48

Here we go.

cozietoesie Thu 19-Oct-17 18:54:48

Not quite. It’s like a little white ‘double curving arrow in a circle’ which hangs over the MN symbol in the bottom bar. I assumed it was some sort of iOS 11 delicacy - but I’m perplexed as to what it actually signifies.

LIZS Thu 19-Oct-17 22:02:42

My bottom navigation bar( using ipad app) looks a bit tight, not displaying the headings in full.

TimMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Oct-17 12:33:43

@picklemepopcorn that’s a shortcut way of opening the app from the lock screen. Your iPad suggests apps that you typically use at a given place and time, so isn’t something we have control over.

picklemepopcorn Fri 20-Oct-17 14:23:35

Ah ha! Thank you! I thought it meant I had a message, but I never did...--weeps silently.--

cozietoesie Thu 26-Oct-17 14:19:13

My device finally obeyed means took a picture. grin

cozietoesie Thu 26-Oct-17 14:19:40

...me and took.....

picklemepopcorn Thu 26-Oct-17 17:24:44

It’s an alarm clock. Sky net is monitoring how long you spend on mUmsnet, in case you get uppity and think you know better than the machines... wink

cozietoesie Thu 26-Oct-17 17:37:02

Ah. grin

cozietoesie Thu 26-Oct-17 17:38:39

It does look like a clock, rather, if you drag the picture out. smile

picklemepopcorn Thu 26-Oct-17 19:42:37

Gonna have to hope @TimMumsnet comes back and tells us... I hate a mystery!

cozietoesie Thu 26-Oct-17 20:16:51

It may be a special Apple secret. (Perhaps they run Skynet,grin)

picklemepopcorn Tue 07-Nov-17 07:05:35

I have it now, too! And it pops up on other apps. Mysterious...

cozietoesie Thu 23-Nov-17 19:35:13

I think it's a special Apple secret. wink

eurochick Thu 23-Nov-17 19:42:27

It looks like it's to do with Siri figuring out what apps you usually use at that time:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8087680?start=0&tstart=0

cozietoesie Thu 23-Nov-17 19:49:51

Ah. The dock! grin

Now I know. Sadly, it doesn't look - from that conversation - as if Apple's staff know much about it, though. They seem to be parroting Tech responses to them. wink

TimMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 25-Nov-17 15:18:49

Hey guys, just noticed this thread - yup it's showing the apps that you typically use at that time of the day. I think you can turn off this feature in Siri settings if you want.

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