Sometimes when I turn Wi-Fi or internet data on, an icon appears at the notification bar of my android 6.0 device that looks like the android bot surrounded by 2 circling arrows like this (it is not exactly like this. The icon I am seeing is white and the arrows are thinner but the concept is very similar) and lasts for a few seconds. What does that mean? Is Android updating and if yes, what kind of updates is it getting?

*By the way, I have auto update and sync turned off. That's why I wonder what kind of updates these are.

My device is an LG G4

  • please mention your device name
    – Rahul Gopi
    May 8, 2017 at 11:30
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  • @RahulGopi Edited my question to include it
    – papakias
    May 8, 2017 at 13:18
  • @RahulGopi That is not the icon that I am describing. Just found a picture of it and I am updating my question.
    – papakias
    May 8, 2017 at 13:19
  • Do you have sync turned on? This should be the sync icon
    – esQmo_
    May 8, 2017 at 13:26

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I have an LG phone aswell (not the G4) and icon that you are described is probably icon which shows up when phone is checking for updates of android or updates for LG apps. You can probably change when it will check for updates. I don't have any sources about this but I know that because I catch notification several times when on slow cellular data. Edit here is the photo of icon I get when checking for updates: enter image description here

Also here is "app updater" app icon it's very similar to picture you posted enter image description here

  • Yes that is exactly the icon!
    – papakias
    May 8, 2017 at 14:31

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