I got a strange icon I've never seen before on my Samsung A3. It's in the top left corner, shaped like an 'o' letter, but with the top right quarter of the circle broken. Its not a sync icon (that has arrows and it's broken in two halves). Does anybody know what it means? I could not find it anywhere on the web. In the notification swipe screen there is nothing that points at its meaning.

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  • If it is on the LEFT side of the status bar, it is application driven, and is probably a notification from an installed app. Draw the notification panel down, locate it, press-and-hold it until the prompt for AppInfo comes up. This will take you to the relevant app. – wbogacz Nov 14 '15 at 15:10
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    Just post the screenshot already and point out the icon. – Firelord Nov 14 '15 at 15:42
  • Possible duplicate of 3/4 circle with plus in it? – iBug Apr 29 '17 at 23:01

If this is the icon you are looking for then it's the Data Saver icon in Mobile /Network Data option:

Screenshot (click to enlarge)

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    Maybe not what OP was looking for, but this is exactly what I was looking for. – Scott Beeson Aug 11 '17 at 14:46

Ok, I found out. It's the "reached the data cap limit" icon. Note that it's not found anywhere.

The icon is visible here, near "Data usage". The same icon will appear in the top notification bar:

Screenshots (click image for larger variant)

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    This now sounds like an icon from your service - which is? Please, how did you find this out, if it is "not found anywhere?". – wbogacz Nov 14 '15 at 15:19
  • @wbogacz AOSP, no doubt. – iBug Jan 26 '17 at 6:56
  • How on earth did you see such an icon in the screenshot given? – iBug Apr 30 '17 at 12:29

The icon disappears

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    That's a great explanation of how to turn off Data Saver on your phone, but you don't say what phone that is, and it doesn't appear to be what the OP is using. Also, the question is about what the icon means, and has already been answered. It's most helpful if you can focus on questions that don't already have a good answer. – Dan Hulme May 8 '17 at 9:36

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