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    Default What is this unknown icon in notification screen?

    Theres this icon that pops up at random, and i have no idea what it means.

    Ive googled my hind off, but still no luck.. help?

    Its kinda like a rectangle shape, with a plus sign in the middle.. I wish I could attach a screenshot but im not sure how to..

    Thank you c:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyondra Weston View Post
    Theres this icon that pops up at random, and i have no idea what it means.

    Ive googled my hind off, but still no luck.. help?

    Its kinda like a rectangle shape, with a plus sign in the middle.. I wish I could attach a screenshot but im not sure how to..

    Thank you c:
    Welcome to Android Central! That icon usually means that you've gotten so many notifications that there's overflow. It usually occurs when you've updated a ton of apps and haven't cleared the notifications. Do you only see that rectangle with the plus when there are a whole bunch of other app installation notifications filling up the notification bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyondra Weston View Post
    Theres this icon that pops up at random, and i have no idea what it means.

    Ive googled my hind off, but still no luck.. help?
    Wow, this is a really bland explanation. Could you take a screenshot?

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    Is it red colored?

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    Does it have squiggles? Lol :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyondra Weston View Post
    Theres this icon that pops up at random, and i have no idea what it means.

    Ive googled my hind off, but still no luck.. help?

    Its kinda like a rectangle shape, with a plus sign in the middle.. I wish I could attach a screenshot but im not sure how to..

    Thank you c:
    Welcome to Android Central! That icon usually means that you've gotten so many notifications that there's overflow. It usually occurs when you've updated a ton of apps and haven't cleared the notifications. Do you only see that rectangle with the plus when there are a whole bunch of other app installation notifications filling up the notification bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Welcome to Android Central! That icon usually means that you've gotten so many notifications that there's overflow. It usually occurs when you've updated a ton of apps and haven't cleared the notifications. Do you only see that rectangle with the plus when there are a whole bunch of other app installation notifications filling up the notification bar?
    Actually, it just shows up at random, thats why im concerned.

    I AM SO SORRY THAT I CANT DO ANYTHING BETTER THAN THIS, Im posting this on my mobile device, and I cant add a screenshot..

    It looks like this.

    A square with a pointed side on the left, flat side on the right, with a plus sign in the middle..
    ______
    / |
    \ ______|

    Ill keep trying to add a screenshot to show that it shows up at random.
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    No, its grey.. I tried to describe it better in the most recent post..

    Ugh it keeps messing up, im sorry, ill try my best to add a screenshot..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyondra Weston View Post
    No, its grey.. I tried to describe it better in the most recent post..

    Ugh it keeps messing up, im sorry, ill try my best to add a screenshot..
    That definitely sounds like the tab that comes on when you've too many notifications on...

    sent from my Nexus 7 using tapatalk pro..
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    Next time it comes up, swipe down your Notification Shade, and see if there are a lot of notifications that haven't been dismissed.

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    I have a similar problem. I can call, use wi-fi etc but there is no mobile data connection. I have a new icon in the task bar that looks like a box (without the spaces and dotted lines below)
    ______
    |------ |
    |---- |
    |-- |
    ----------
    I believe I got this after downloading CleanMaster and doing boosts and stuff.
    Grateful for you help.
    /Lars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyondra Weston View Post
    Actually, it just shows up at random, thats why im concerned.

    I AM SO SORRY THAT I CANT DO ANYTHING BETTER THAN THIS, Im posting this on my mobile device, and I cant add a screenshot..

    It looks like this.

    A square with a pointed side on the left, flat side on the right, with a plus sign in the middle..
    ______
    / |
    \ ______|

    Ill keep trying to add a screenshot to show that it shows up at random.
    It does sound like you have just received so many notifications that that symbol pops up. Say for sake of argument, the symbol pops up after 7 unread notifications. The reason it may appear and disappear randomly is say you have 3 Facebook notifications. You go into the FB app, and it will clear those 3 notifications, and the box with the + symbol will go away. Easy way to test this is like the others have said, when you see it pull your notification shade down and see what is going on.

    Screenshots are typically taken with volume down and power held for a few seconds at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laxvik View Post
    I have a similar problem. I can call, use wi-fi etc but there is no mobile data connection. I have a new icon in the task bar that looks like a box (without the spaces and dotted lines below)
    ______
    |------ |
    |---- |
    |-- |
    ----------
    I believe I got this after downloading CleanMaster and doing boosts and stuff.
    Grateful for you help.
    /Lars
    Does it look like the symbol in the lower left hand corner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyondra Weston View Post
    No, its grey.. I tried to describe it better in the most recent post..

    Ugh it keeps messing up, im sorry, ill try my best to add a screenshot..
    What phone do you have? Also, did you notice this icon after installing a certain App?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laxvik View Post
    I have a similar problem. I can call, use wi-fi etc but there is no mobile data connection. I have a new icon in the task bar that looks like a box (without the spaces and dotted lines below)
    ______
    |------ |
    |---- |
    |-- |
    ----------
    I believe I got this after downloading CleanMaster and doing boosts and stuff.
    Grateful for you help.
    /Lars
    What phone do you have? Enable Airplane Mode then Disable it and see if your Mobile Data reconnects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laxvik View Post
    I have a similar problem. I can call, use wi-fi etc but there is no mobile data connection. I have a new icon in the task bar that looks like a box (without the spaces and dotted lines below)
    ______
    |------ |
    |---- |
    |-- |
    ----------
    I believe I got this after downloading CleanMaster and doing boosts and stuff.
    Grateful for you help.
    /Lars
    Welcome to Android Central! It'd be really helpful if you could post a screenshot. To do so, press and hold Power and Vol Down at the same time for about half a second. You can then post the image here, although it's easiest if you do so from the AC website on your desktop. I find the most reliable way is to upload the screenshot to Google Drive, then download it on my computer, and then post it.

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    Im sorry to ask for help within help, but if someone could tell me how to actually attach my screenshots that'd be awesome. .

    Please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyondra Weston View Post
    Im sorry to ask for help within help, but if someone could tell me how to actually attach my screenshots that'd be awesome. .

    Please?
    Are you on a PC?

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    If you're on the Android Central Forums site on your PC Browser, then first make sure you have the image saved to your computer. The way I usually do it is to upload my screenshot from my device to Google Drive, then on my computer, download that image to the computer's hard drive.

    Next, when entering a post, click on the Insert Image button, which is in the editing ribbon right above the text you're typing. It's right under the Smiley, to the right of those globe buttons. It'll prompt you to choose a file, so select your screenshot file. Then it'll be attached to your post!
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    Looks somewhat like that, but with thinner lines and inside a box. I have a Samsung Galaxy SII, which seems to be in a much better mood today (I have not changed anything) since the problem seems to have disappeared. Still do not know what the Icon means, though. Thanks for your efforts to help me.
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy SII, but the problem seems to have disappeared. Still do not know what the Icon means, though. If it comes back I will post a screen shot following the instructions on how to do it. Many thanks for your help.

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