What does the Padlock on the WiFi icon in the status bar mean? I haven't seen it on my phone, but I'm curious as to what it means.

Screenshot showing padlock on WiFi icon

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  • What device is that? I guess it's a secured wifi network (padlocks always mean secure)
    – esQmo_
    May 27, 2017 at 3:18
  • Yeah but since when is this icon in status bar instead of just usual wifi icon? May 27, 2017 at 19:37
  • Since android is 100% customisable, this may be a custom icon for this manufacturer. What device is this?
    – esQmo_
    May 27, 2017 at 19:39
  • Looks like a Mediatek device
    – esQmo_
    May 27, 2017 at 19:41
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    Because of the modem version name: MOLY.LR11.W1552....
    – esQmo_
    May 28, 2017 at 21:12

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It means, it is a secure WiFi network, the device is connected to

Edit: See Wi-Fi lock symbol here

  • For me it's hard to believe because nowhere there is actual picture of icon. I will be very thankful if you can provide some link with it. May 26, 2017 at 21:15
  • Linked to material icon symbol page
    – beeshyams
    May 27, 2017 at 3:03
  • I saw the icon but no explanation, that is what I search for icon and explanation on same place. Thanks however. May 27, 2017 at 19:36
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    I too couldn't find both in same place. Will update of I find. Thanks for accepting
    – beeshyams
    May 28, 2017 at 3:02

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