Icons on my phone's Notification Bar

Last Update Date : Jan 16. 2018

* Please note, this section is designed to give you basic product troubleshooting information, also refer to your user manual for more information.



When you drag your notification bar down, different icons are shown both on top and on the bar. Learn what each icon means.


Signal Strength icon

Signal Strength: The greater the number of bars, the stronger the signal.

Airplane Mode icon

Airplane Mode: You cannot send or receive any calls or access online information.

No Signal icon

No Signal: No service is available.

No SIM Card icon

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.

4G: Connected to the 4G network. An animated icon indicates data being transmitted.

Active Call icon

Call: Call is in progress.

Call Forwarding Active

Call Forwarding: Call forwarding is active.

Call Missed icon

Missed Call: Missed incoming call.

Call Hold icon

Hold: Active call is on hold.

Auto Reject Mode icon

Auto Reject Mode: Device is set to automatically reject All Calls or from Reject List.

Download: File or application download is in progress.

Upload: Outbound file transfer is in progress.

Speakerphone Active icon

Speakerphone: Speakerphone is active.

Call Muted icon

Mute: Microphone is muted on active call.

Driving Mode Icon

Driving Mode: Driving mode feature is active.

TalkBack Icon

TalkBack: The TalkBack feature is active.

Battery: Displays the charge level. Icon shown indicates the battery is fully charged.

Charging: Battery is charging.

Battery Critical: Battery has only 4 percent or less power remaining and will soon shut down.

New Email: New email message received.

New Message: New message received.

Voicemail: New voicemail received.

Calendar Event Icon

Calendar: You have a missed Calendar event.

New Google+™: New Google+ notification received.

New Gmail™: New Gmail message received.

Samsung Account: Set up a Samsung account.

Kies Air: Kies Air is active and communicating.

Alarm: An alarm has been set.

Event: Time and date for a Calendar Event has arrived.

Silent/Mute: All sounds are silenced, and Silent mode is set to Mute.

Vibrate: All sounds except media and alarms are silenced, and Silent mode is set to Vibrate

Blocking Mode: Blocking mode feature is active.

Sync: Data and application synchronization is in progress.

GPS: GPS is on and

Input Method: When the keyboard is active, touch to select the text input mode.

Screenshot: A screen capture has been taken and stored in the clipboard.

Music Player: Song is playing within the Music Player application.

Nearby Devices: Device is sharing/streaming media with nearby devices.

Google Play™ Store Updates: Application updates are available for download from Google Play Store.

Google Play Store Download: Google Play Store download has successfully been installed.

Bluetooth Active: Bluetooth® feature is active on the device.

Bluetooth Connected: Bluetooth feature is active and communicating with another device.

Smart Screen Icon

Smart Screen: One or more Smart screen features is on.

Wi-Fi Available: Wi-Fi feature is active and there is an available and open Wi-Fi network.

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.

USB connected icon

USB: Device is connected to a computer via a supported USB cable.

Notifications: There are too many on-screen notification icons to display. Touch to display more notifications.

USB Tethered: Device is tethered via a supported USB cable connection.

Mobile Hotspot: Device is configured as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.

AT&T NFC Active Icon

NFC®: NFC (Near Field Communication) is active and ready.

microSD™ Alert: Memory card has been unexpectedly or improperly removed.

microSD Card Preparing for Use

microSD Mounting: Your microSD card is being mounted and prepared for use.

microSD Unmount: Memory card has been unmounted and is now ready for removal or formatting.

NFC icon 

NFC®: NFC (Near Field Communication) is active and ready.





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