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What is this S icon on my android?

I have a S4 android, I have gone through the list of apps (both running and total) but nothing appears to match up. Can anyone please identify this icon?
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Weird icon on notification bar

Any ideas as to what it is? Its not a notification or an ongoing notification. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 running Android 4.1.2
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What does this status icon represent and how can it be removed?

Can anyone help me identify this icon and how can I remove it? Click image for larger version
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Having a different icon for a specific email in my Gmail App on Android

I have 3 different email accounts under the GMAIL APP on Android. How could I have a different notification icon for one of the accounts so I know right away if I have email in that account?
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How to color the status bar icons in Lollipop

Since the introduction of Android Lollipop, Google made all status-bar icons white. Disregarding the app own icon colors. This is a horrible design blunder and I'm looking for ways to hack around ...
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Unknown symbol in status bar please help

Could someone help me and tell me what kind of symbol is the 3 stacked horizontal bars on the picture. It's the last icon in line 3, on the right. Thanks in advance for your help!
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How to disable app notifications of a certain app? [duplicate]

How can I disable the app notifications of a certain app I installed from Google Play?
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What is this icon? [duplicate]

A few days ago, an icon appeared on the status bar of my Nexus 5 (Lollipop 5.1.1). I couldn't understand why it was there and what it tried to indicate. After some time of not touching my phone, the ...
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t+ notification at the top of samsung galaxy

I keep getting this t+ notification at the left top of my samsung galaxy 6 (serviced through tmobile but apparently it has nothing to do with tmobile). I know my son uses my phone and downloads ...
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Multiple tethering icon stuck in Notification bar of CM12 (for OnePlus One)

Device: OnePlus One Android: CM12 (0YL). Status: Rooted, Xposed Framework installed. Whenever I activate both USB tethering and Wifi hotspot, the icon appears in Notification bar to signify ...
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Battery duration instead of battery percentage

I wonder if there is a way to modify my battery icon in order to present battery remaining in hours/minutes/etc and not in a percentage form
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Hide WiFi status icon on CM 12

I don't want to anyone to see the connected WiFi symbol on my phone status bar, can you please help me? I have Galaxy Note II with CyanogenMod 12.1.
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Lollipop (sony experia Z3 compact) - disable mobile data notification

I just recently upgraded to lollipop. One thing that is annoying, is with notifications. Most of the time I have mobile data disabled, because in most places I can connect to wifi (when I need ...
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Yellow, pixelated icon appearing on Samsung Galaxy S3

It looks like 2 staggered coloured (colour is predominantly yellow) keyboards overlapping. The top one is offset to the left of the first one.
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Notification icon with lowercase “a” with a curved line below it resembles the mouth of a smiley face

I am trying to identify an icon on my kids phone. I noticed it and I am unfamiliar so I am a little nervous. It was a notification icon so I don't know what the app itself is. The icon is essentially ...
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Disabling Android Device Manager location notification on Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. When you use the Android Device Manager to locate your phone it shows a notification that it was utilized, which is stupid in my opinion as it tells the bad guys/gals what ...
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Where can I find documentation for icons used in the notification bar?

My wifi icon on the notification bar is displaying an exclamation point and triangles (up/down arrows??). When I try to use Google to find what they mean, there's no clear place documenting ...
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what is this icon it won't go away

I have an icon on the top bar of my phone that looks like a square with 2 hills. It won't go away when I clear it. It looks like the first icon on the top in this image:
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Can I change/disguise an app's notification bar icon, or hide it altogether while still having my LED light flash?

I want to still receive a notification (e.g. a flashing LED light of a particular color) when I receive a message/notification with a particular app.. in this case Kik Messenger, however I do not want ...
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Lollipop system icons in notification bar

Is there a complete list of these? I've seen lots of Q&A about "What does x icon mean" but it would be really useful if there were a complete list for reference!
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Why does the 'Sync' notification panel button do?

I would like to know how the sync button at the top of the notification drawer does. Isn't sync something each application does in a totally custom manner as it pleases? How could such button control ...
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Item that looks like the keyboard's Backspace key in the notification panel? [duplicate]

I would like to know what the icon that looks like a backspace keyboard key in the upper-left hand side of the notification panel means (what application does it correspond to?). In the screenshot ...
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What does “Restricted” (aka. “Do not”) system icon on Lollipop mean?

I'm using Nexus tablet on stock Lollipop. For the life of me, I can't find what the "restricted" sign in the top right corner means. I've checked the user manual as well but still not worked out what ...
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Hide the number of unread messages on any app icon

I have an android smartphone ( Galaxy 3 ). I have turned off any notification from whatsapp, facebook , twitter, etc However i can still see the number of unread messages and notifications while ...
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What does “4-square checkerboard” icon mean on notification?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5. I realized there was an icon which looks like "4-square checkerboard" on the notification bar. It randomly appeared and disappeared which is why I don't know what it ...
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What is the star icon in notification bar on Lollipop?

Does anyone know what this icon means? The device is running Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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Notification icon that looks like “b” with segmented rings and a circle

I have this strange icon that appears in my notification bar (on the right hand side) every once in a while. I have only seen it when running an app in fullscreen, and then checking stuff in the ...
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What is this Phone/Eye Icon in my notification bar on LG Volt?

This icon appears seemingly at random, especially on my lock screen but not always. I can almost guarantee it pops up if I make a screenshot but I am not sure. I am on an LG Volt phone from Boost ...
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Crossed bell on notification meaning in CM12's Lollipop

I'm using OnePlus One (bacon) running CM12 Unofficial (daleski75's build). If you long-press a notification, you could see a crossed bell on some app. It seems to permanently mute every ...
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Is there a list of android system status bar icons?

I'm not sure what some of the status bar icons mean on my Android Nexus 5 device (I'm referring to the icons in top right of screen, adjacent to the time). I've googled frequently but I keep getting ...
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Hangouts Icons Meanings

I know when someone reads your message, their picture in mini appears after the last message. Here's where I'm confused: If it's shaded, that means they're not currently looking at your particular ...
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What is the difference between these two persistent notifications?

I use two apps which require a persistent notification: (1) the Pebble Smartwatch app, and Tasker. When I pull down the notification bar (see screenshot), I see both notifications. However, only the ...
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What do the application icons in the upper-left hand side of the notification panel mean?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I am used to controlling which applications are running at any given time by holding the Home hardware button and then swiping any apps I want to close from the list of ...
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Remove H/H+ from signal bars?

I know what they mean, but I'm a minimalist and in my defense, it takes up a lot more space than I've seen the other H/H+ icons. So how could I remove it? Majority of the time, I'm not on the web with ...
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What is this status icon that looks like a raindrop?

My friend bought a Sony Xperia Z3, and started to install all the apps she liked. After installing dozens of apps, she realized that there is a status icon looks like a raindrop. I was asked to get ...
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What is the icon with T at bottom in my notification panel in Sony Xperia C3? [duplicate]

Notification panel is showing a symbol something like copyright with T at bottom of the symbol. What is it and how to remove that?
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Remove GO Keyboard language notification icon

I am using the latest version of GO Keyboard from the Play Store on a Nexus 5. Whenever the keyboard is active, there is a notification icon on the right side that says the language selected, in my ...
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How to differentiate between a full signal icon and an empty signal icon on my Andriod Device?

My question is not a duplicate of this post as in that the OP is asking for the difference between the network icons for a rooted device whereas mine is for mobile signal icons in an un-rooted ...
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Notification symbol that looks like a droplet in a circle - what is it?

Is anyone able to identify this notification symbol for me?
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Persistent download icon in Prestigio (4040 DUO multiphone) pull down menu - even with download over days ago. How to remove it?

In the pull down menu of my Prestigio 4040 DUO multiphone, there is this persistent DOWNLOAD icon, it's just stuck there even though download was completed days ago. It came when I was doing some app ...
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Pending Notifications icons are black and white (no color)

I have a Nexus 5. All of the sudden I've noticed that the pending notifications icons at the top left of the my phone are black and white instead of some of them being colored. I don't know what ...
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Notification Symbol meaning in Jellybean

Can anyone tell what's this icon (one with small T) to the left of battery bar. Using Sony Xperia P with Android 4.1.2 . Is it any application based?
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Unknown icon on my notification bar

A notification has started appearing on my Huawei Ascend Y300 that I do not recognize. I searched on Google but couldn't find what it means. My device is running Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean). Here's a ...
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Notification Area Icons

Ad Block FAQ How can I make the icon in the notification area go away? We hear you, the icon is a bit annoying. But right now, it has to be there - otherwise > the Android system will just ...
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Android WIFI grey/blue icon (and performance) depends on AP?

I have a very peculiar issue with my Android Tablet. Issue: Tablet has good access to Internet and blue icon whenn connected to AP (access point) "A", poor access and grey icon with AP "B" ...
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What does this notification icon that looks like an arrow with a plus sign mean?

I'm running stock Android 4.4 on my Nexus 4, and I keep seeing this weird icon that looks like a gray tag or arrow with a plus sign in it. I don't know any app that does this, and there's never a ...
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Mysterious icon in Notification Area

It on Sony Xperia T. First from the left that looks like a battery in hands. I checked the manual and asked around. No one knows... There is no information when I drag down Notification Area.
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With Android 4.4 (KitKat), my notification icons are always gray. Am I in trouble?

With Android 4.3 and earlier, gray/white signal icons in the notification bar informed about connection trouble concerning the Google Services (see e.g. What does it mean when the connectivity icons ...
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How to hide status bar notification icons?

I'd like to figure out how to hide the icons of the status bar that would appear in the left. Is there a way to control that? Some apps such as Weather.com don't have the option to hide that icon from ...
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What is this N-shaped icon on my HTC One?

I have an HTC One with Sprint, and I believe this icon appeared after the 4.3 update. I have gone through the list of apps (both running and total) but nothing appears to match up. Other friends ...