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    Default Question about the Notification bar on the Bionic

    This is going to sound like one hell of a newbie question. I've had my Bionic since launch this being my first 4G LTE device. So my question is this:
    In the notification bar the 4G LTE indicator under wifi turns white and the signal wave indicator is blue and some times when I turn off wifi both indicators are blue then again with wifi off there both white. I have attached a screen shot I just took. Any insight on the differences in color combinations would be most helpful thanks!


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    Default Re: Question about the Notification bar on the Bionic

    Quote Originally Posted by LordAndroid View Post
    This is going to sound like one hell of a newbie question. I've had my Bionic since launch this being my first 4G LTE device. So my question is this:
    In the notification bar the 4G LTE indicator under wifi turns white and the signal wave indicator is blue and some times when I turn off wifi both indicators are blue then again with wifi off there both white. I have attached a screen shot I just took. Any insight on the differences in color combinations would be most helpful thanks!


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    I believe, and someone will correct me if I'm wrong, that blue means you have the data connection. When Wi-Fi is on and blue, 4G will be white because your data is coming via Wi-Fi. So when you turn, i-fi off, the 4G should be blue. That's how mine works anyway! I hope I've been helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by DefectiveWeeble View Post
    I believe, and someone will correct me if I'm wrong, that blue means you have the data connection. When Wi-Fi is on and blue, 4G will be white because your data is coming via Wi-Fi. So when you turn, i-fi off, the 4G should be blue. That's how mine works anyway! I hope I've been helpful
    OK I'm following makes sense thus far but, what does it mean when both indicators are white?

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    You know I've always wondered the same thing...

    I always assumed it meant there is signal, but no data transferring .. but its was always a guess.
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    White means no data and blue means you do have data, a connection. If both are white then you will not have a data connection until one turns blue.
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    What if they are both blue? Am I using network data or wifi?

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    Blue indicators actually indicate that your device is able to communicate with the Google servers using that connection. So, if your indicators are all white, your device isn't syncing. When the WiFi indicator is on, I think the 3G/4G indicators freeze in whatever position they were in (i.e. if your device dropped its data connection just as WiFi was being established, the 3G/4G indicator will turn white). So if both are white, then your device isn't syncing. White indicators don't always mean that your data connection is down exactly, but because white indicators mean you can't sync, it usually is a good indication of that. (Sometimes there can be other reasons why you're not syncing even though your data connection is active, but most often, white means you're connected to a tower but data isn't flowing.) Hope that helps clear things up.
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    Well said ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonbarsinistr View Post
    Well said ^

    Tapped on my Bionic running KIN3TX.
    Thanks for chiming in I have always wondered about the differences of it. Thanks again! I've had my Bionic since launch so why not ask about it...

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