[Android™ 4.4, KitKat] What are the different Indicator Icons on my Samsung Galaxy S® 4, and what do they mean?

Status bar icons provide information about your device’s status and options, such as signal strength, wireless technology, roaming, ringer setting, messaging, and battery charge.

Indicator Icons


Signal Strength: The greater the number of bars, the stronger the signal. Airplane Mode: You cannot send or receive any calls or access online information.
No Signal: No service is available. SIM Card: No SIM card installed in the device.
3G: Connected to the 3G network. Flashing colored arrows indicate data being transmitted. 4G LTE: Connected to the 4G LTE network. An animated icon indicates data being transmitted.
Call Forwarding: Call forwarding is active. Call: Call is in progress.
Hold: Active call is on hold. Missed Call: Missed incoming call.
Speakerphone: Speakerphone is active. Auto Reject Mode: Device is set to reject All Calls or from Reject List.
Download: File or application download is in progress. Upload: Outbound file transfer is in progress.
Hands-free Mode: Hands-free mode is active. Mute: Microphone is muted on active call.
Battery: Displays the charge level. Icon shown indicates the battery is fully charged. Charging: Battery is charging.
Battery Critical: Battery has only four percent or less power remaining and will soon shut down. Voicemail: New voicemail received.
New Message: New message received. New Gmail™: New Gmail message received.
New Email: New email message received. Event: Time and date for a Calendar event has arrived.
New Google+™: New Google+ notification received. Input Method: When the keyboard is active, touch to select the text input mode.
Alarm: An alarm has been set. Blocking Mode: Blocking mode feature is active.
Vibrate: All sounds except media and alarms are silenced, and Silent mode is set to Vibrate. Silent/Mute: All sounds are silenced, and Silent Mode is set to Mute.
Sync: Data and application synchronization is in progress. Screenshot: A screen capture has been taken and stored in the clipboard.
GPS Acquiring: GPS is attempting to acquire a signal. GPS: GPS is on and communicating.
Music Player: Song is playing within the Music application. Smart Screen: One or more Smart screen features are on.
Bluetooth® Active: Bluetooth feature is active on the device. Bluetooth Connected: Bluetooth feature is active and communicating with another device.
Wi-Fi® Not Connected: Wi-Fi network is available, or there is an issue with the wireless access point. Wi-Fi Active: Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating with a wireless access point.
Wi-Fi Direct® Connected: Wi-Fi Direct is active, and your device is communicating with another device.

HotSpot: Device is configured as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

USB Tethered: Device is tethered via a supported USB cable connection. USB: Device is connected to a computer via a supported USB cable.
Nearby Devices: Device is sharing/streaming media with nearby devices. Group Play: You have joined or started a Group Play sharing session.
MicroSD™ Mounting: Your microSD card is being mounted and prepared for use. MicroSD Alert: Memory card has been unexpectedly or improperly removed.
MicroSD Unmount: Memory card has been unmounted and is now ready for removal or formatting. Print: A print job is processing or being sent to a compatible printer.
Notifications: There are too many on-screen notification icons to display. Touch to display more notifications. Disk Full: The device memory is full.
Dock: The device is connected to a supported dock or cradle, or both. TalkBack: The TalkBack feature is active.
System Update: An update is available for download and installation. Samsung Apps: App updates are available, or an app was downloaded and installed from Samsung Apps.
Google Play™ Store Updates: Application updates are available from the Google Play Store. Google Play Store Download: Application was downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store.
Alert: The device or an application requires your input. ChatON™: A new ChatON message has arrived.

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