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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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Red cell signal strength icon on Karbonn A9S

My Karbonn A9S Android phone signal strength icon is red colour. I can call anybody normally, but whenever others calls me, it take more time to connect to my phone, sometimes it won't connect. ...
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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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What is this weird icon in notification bar?

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 full screen, 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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What App has an icon of a square with an 'ib' in the middle?

Was wonder if anyone knew what app has a notification icon that looks like a square with an 'ib' in the middle of it.
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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 ...
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Where is GMail app on Galaxy Note 3 app list

I setup my GMail account as a Google account on my phone. When email comes in I can tap the notification to go to the Gmail app. I can use S Voice to go to the Gmail app. However the Gmail app is not ...
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Using Universal Flasher Tool zip with internal storage

Using TheROMFumbler I have created a flashable zip that will modify my statusbar icons. The flashable zip is created by TheROMFumbler using the Universal Flasher Tool V4 by JRSoft and Intronauta. I'm ...
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Getting rid of stale notification icons in the notification _bar_? [duplicate]

How can I get rid of notification icons for Skype in particular, but any app in general when the app was killed using one of the many available task managers, but the notification icon still remains ...
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What does a red battery icon indicate?

While charging my Jellybean 4.1 device at my PCs' USB, I see the following red battery icon in the notification bar: What does the red color indicate?
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New Television icon appeared in my Android desktop

I have noticed a new Television icon appeared in my Android desktop. I have not clicked the icon thinking it could be a virus or spam. Never installed any Television application and I dont know how it ...
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What does a grey Wi-Fi icon mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does it mean when the connectivity icons in the status bar go white/gray? I've been searching google for this and I haven't been able to find a clear answer for ...
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What is the status icon that looks like a house?

There is a strange icon that shows up in my status bar only when I'm at a certain restaurant. It looks like a cross between a house and wifi. I suspect it might be a free wifi hotspot or something ...
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Can someone identify this icon (looks like a ear) in the notification bar?

(Asking this question for a friend) What is the icon to the left of the GPS icon in the notification bar? The one that looks like an ear?
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Need to disguise Tasker app in the notification bar?

I have recently come across and purchased the Tasker app. The app does is very different from any app I have ever seen in many aspects. One of the unique options that I have noticed in this app is ...
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My WiFi status icon on 4.1 is grey, even when the connection is working fine. Why?

I just switched from AOKP to the latest CyanogenMod M-build, and I'm noticing that my WiFi and 3G/H+ icons never switch to blue. This is a bit annoying as usually the grey WiFi icon is an indication ...
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Change maximum number of notification icons?

My phone shows only three app notification icons in the status bar at most, but there is space for six (most of the time). How can I increase/change the maximum number of notifications shown at once? ...