What do the different indicator icons mean on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

Last Update Date : Mar 23. 2018

Last updated: 8 May, 2014

 

Signal Strength icon Signal Strength: The greater the number of bars, the stronger the signal.
No Signal icon No Signal: No service is available.
No SIM Card icon SIM Card: No SIM card installed in the device.
No SIM Card icon SIM Card: No SIM card installed in the device.
No SIM Card icon SIM Card: No SIM card installed in the device.
No SIM Card icon SIM Card: No SIM card installed in the device.
Airplane Mode icon Airplane Mode: Airplane mode is turned on. You cannot send or receive any calls or access online information.
Roaming: Roaming on a service provider’s partner network.
Roaming: Roaming on service provider’s partner networks.
3G : Connected to the 3G network. Flashing arrows indicate data being transmitted.
4G : Connected to the 4G network. Flashing arrows indicate data being transmitted.
4G LTE: Connected to the 4G LTE network. Flashing arrows indicate data being transmitted.
Booster: Download Booster is turned on.
Wi-Fi Active: Wi-Fi is connected, turned on, and communicating with a wireless network.
Wi-Fi® In Range: A wireless network is in range.
Wi-Fi® Not Connected: Wi-Fi network is available, or there is an issue with the wireless network.
Wi-Fi Direct®: Wi-Fi Direct is turned on, and your device is communicating with another device.
Wi-Fi Timer: Wi-Fi timer as been set on the device.
Hotspot: Device is configured as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
USB Tethered: Device is tethered via a supported USB cable connection.
USB connected icon USB: Device is connected to a computer via a supported USB cable.
USB connected icon USB: Device is connected to a computer via a supported USB 3.0 cable.
Bluetooth® Tethered: Device is tethered via a Bluetooth connection.
Bluetooth Active: Bluetooth feature is turned on on the device.
Bluetooth Connected: Bluetooth feature is turned on and communicating with another device.
Battery: Displays the charge level. Icon shown indicates the battery is fully charged.
Battery Charging: Battery is currently charging.
Battery Critical: Battery has only four percent or less power remaining and will soon shut down.
Power Saving Mode: Power Saving is turned on and conserving battery power for your device.
Active Call icon Call: Call is in progress.
Active Call icon Call Ended: Call has ended.
Call Missed icon Missed Call: Missed incoming call.
Auto Reject Mode icon Auto Reject Mode: Device is set to reject All Calls or from Reject List.
Call Forwarding Active Call Forwarding: Call forwarding is turned on.
Call Hold icon Hold: Active call is on hold.
Speakerphone Active icon Speakerphone: Speakerphone is turned on.
Speakerphone Active icon Call Bluetooth: Acive call is routed through a Bluetooth headset.
Call Muted icon Mute: Microphone is muted on active call.
Voicemail: New voicemail received.
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.
New Message: New message received.
New Email: New email message received.
Email Sending: Email is sending.
Message Alert: MMS message failed.
New Gmail™: New Gmail message received.
Multiple Gmail™: Multiple Gmail messages received.
New Google+™: New Google+ notification received.
Multiple Google+: Multiple Google+ notifications received.
Event: Time and date for a Calendar event has arrived.
Multiple Events: Time and date for a multiple Calendar events has arrived.
Alarm: An alarm has been set.
Sync: Data and application synchronization is in progress.
Sync Error: Error synchronizing.
Sync Error: Error synchronizing.
GPS Acquiring: GPS is attempting to acquire a signal.
GPS: GPS is on and communicating.
GPS: GPS is on and communicating.
NFC: Field Communication (NFC) has been turned on.
Data Limit Reached: You have reached your data limit set by your mobile service provider.
Driving Mode Icon Hands-free Mode: Hands-free mode is turned on.
Blocking Mode: Blocking mode feature is turned on.
Download: File or application download is in progress.
Upload: File or application upload is in progress.
HDMI: Device is connected to a HDTV or monitor via and HDMI® cable.
Screen Mirroring: Screen mirroring is turned on.
Nearby Devices: Device is sharing/streaming media with nearby devices.
Dock: The device is connected to a supported dock or cradle, or both.
Headset: A compatible headset/earphones is connected.
Music Player: A song is playing within the Music application.
Video: A video is playing within the Video application.
Voice Recorder: Voice recorder is turned on and actively recording.
Voice Recorder: Voice recorder is turned on and actively recording.
Group Play: You have joined or started a Group Play sharing session.
Screenshot: A screen capture has been taken and stored in the clipboard.
Smart Screen Icon Smart Screen: One or more Smart Screen features are on.
Notifications: There are too many on-screen notification icons to display. Touch to display more notifications.
Print: A print job is processing or being sent to a compatible printer.
Disk Full: The device memory is full.
TalkBack Icon TalkBack: The TalkBack feature is turned on.
Voice Input: The voice input feature is turned on. Speak to your device to input text instead of using the keyboard.
Input Method: When the keyboard is turned on, touch to select the text input mode.
S Pen™: The S Pen has been detached from the device.
Private Mode: Private mode is turned on.
Safe Mode: Device is in Safe Mode. Restart the device to return to normal.
Assistive Lighting: Torch (camera LED flash) light is turned on.
Lookout Security: A notification about your mobile device's security has arrived.
Security Warning: Device lock has not been setup.
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.
MicroSD Alert: Memory card has been unexpectedly or improperly removed.
System Update: An update is available for download and installation.
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.
Samsung Apps: App updates are available, or an app was downloaded and installed from Samsung Apps.
Samsung account: A notification about your Samsung account has arrived.
ChatON™: A new ChatON message has arrived.

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