What is The White Arrow on the iPhone?

If you see an arrow icon top upper corner on your iPhone, that means an app or service is using or has used your location data in the last 24 hours. This arrow appearing in different color formats such as purple, gray, and hallow. Those different colors introducing different things. So in this article, you can learn what is the meaning of each colored arrow and through this explain you can find out what is the white arrow on the iPhone.

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What Do the Colors of The Arrow Mean?

For instance, when you open a map, camera, or any other location services on your iPhone, you can see a little arrow icon appear right upper corner on your iPhone. But sometimes it will appear as a color or hallow icon. So how can you determine what do the colors of the arrow mean?

There are a few different variations of the arrow icon. If you go to the location setting on your iPhone, you can easily understand the colors of the arrow mean.

How to Access Location Service on Your iPhone?

  • Go to the iPhone settings
  • Open the “Privacy” Settings
  • Then tap on the “Location Services”

Once you have opened the location services settings on your iPhone, you can see all apps that use the location data. Also, you can stop location service from each app that already uses the location services. When you Scroll down, you can see what each arrow icon means.

  • “A hollow arrow indicates that an item may receive your location under certain conditions.”
  • “A purple arrow indicates that an item has recently used your location.”
  • “A gray arrow indicates that an item has used your location in the last 24 hours.” 

Why iPhone Location Arrow Not Showing?

There are only two reasons that the arrow icon doesn’t appear on the right upper corner.

  1. Toggle off the “Status Bar Icon” option on the location service.
  2. Fully turn off the location service.

How to Show the Arrow Icon on the Top of the Screen?

Toggle on the “Status Bar Icon” – To turn on this option, you must go to the iPhone settings> Privacy> Location Services> System Services and toggle on “Status Bar Icon”. Once you toggle on this, the arrow icon will appear on the top of the iPhone screen.

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Turn On the Location Service – If you have fully turned off location services from your iPhone, the arrow won’t appear on the top of the screen. Also, turning off the location service will prevent some of your location-based app functionalities such as Camera, Weather, Find My iPhone, etc. To turn on location service, go to the iPhone settings> Privacy> Location Service> and toggle on the “Location Services” option.

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Final Word

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Sajith Herath

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Sajith Herath is a Software quality analyst for Mobile and Computer applications. He is the founder of Bigfact-Review. He has written about technology for nearly a decade and He has lots of experience in tech field.