After I recently updated my phone about a day ago, this strange sign showed up on the top left that I have never seen before. Does anyone know what it means? Or how to get rid of it?

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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
  • @RahulGopi You should post that as an answer.
    – Dan Hulme
    Feb 27 '17 at 11:20

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. Aug 11 '17 at 14:46

Status bar icon is to show that Data Saver is ON. Data Saver controls data usage of device .

To turnoff Data saver, go to Settings-> Data usage -> Data Saver and turnoff. There you can see an option named unrestricted data access, which you can set application that can use data, even if data saver is ON (Eg. Google Play Services ).


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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