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Smartphone: List of Status Bar Symbols

Info by NetLabel | 30/09/2017 at 09:49

From time to time unknown symbols, icons, signs or characters are appearing in the smartphone status bar. Sometimes it is hard to find their correct meaning. For this reason, I would like to create a list of all possible symbols here to bring a little bit light into the dark.

  • 2G, G, E, 3G, H, H+, 4G, LTE: The symbols 2G, G, E, 3G, H, H+, 4G and LTE are standing for the connection standard with which you are currently connected to your network. The order of this enumeration reflects the maximum possible speed from 2G (slow) to 4G/LTE (fast) of this standard. More about mobile communication standards.
  • Eye-Symbol: The phone checks whether someone is looking at the display (Smart Stay). More about the eye symbol.
  • Triangle with Exclamation Mark: A sign in the form of a triangle in which interior an exclamation mark can be seen, is a general indication for a warning and can have multiple meanings. For example, it might be a data usage warning or a notification that you have lost the connection to the network.
  • F: Notification about new Facebook messages. More about the F-Symbol.
  • N: The N-Symbol is standing for NFC (Near Field Communication). More about NFC.
  • R: The character R is standing for roaming. That means that you are currently not connected to your usual local home network (for example if you are abroad). More about roaming.
  • Speech Bubble with Telephone Receiver: An icon of a speech bubble in which the image of an telephone receiver is drawn is indicating new WhatsApp messages.

If you should discover any other symbols on your mobile phone display, don't hesitate to write a comment so that I can complete this list.

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I got a question mark inside of a box right in between my 4G and signal bars.

Not sure what it means yet though.
27/02/2018 at 16:00

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Can the triangle with exclamation mean someone has blocked you?
16/02/2019 at 20:10

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No.
17/02/2019 at 01:25

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