1. TomBrooklyn's Avatar
    What are all the little white icons in the upper left?

    I keep getting more of them. Currently, I have four blank ones that look like squarish cartoon talk balloons , then a down facing arrow pointing a horizontal line, then something so difficult to describe I will skip it; then a google symbol, then something I can't make out; then what looks like a Pause symbol; then a series of five rectangular boxes with a semi-circular loop on top forming what looks like the handle on a briefcase. The first one of these has an M in it; the next a check mark, then an arrow like a Play arrow for a sound device, then two more check marks.

    Is there a key to these symbols somewhere?
    02-11-2014 04:20 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Those are notifications. If you swipe down from the top of the screen with 1 finger you will see the notification shade with corresponding information for each icon. Notifications from that shade can be either pressed, which opens the app, or swiped right to left to dismiss it.
    02-11-2014 04:40 AM
  3. Slaytor Z's Avatar
    My guesses for what your notifications are, as it sounds like you don't know.

    Square cartoon talk balloons - Hangouts
    Down facing arrow facing a horizontal line - currently downloading something
    Pause symbol - probably music, radio or video paused
    Five rectangular boxes - Gmail
    M - Gmail
    Play arrow - app updates available.
    02-11-2014 05:40 AM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Also, post a screen shot and we'll let you know what notifications are present. Pulling the notification shade down will tell you what these icons mean.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    02-11-2014 08:59 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    02-11-2014 12:17 PM
  6. TomBrooklyn's Avatar
    Also, post a screen shot and we'll let you know what notifications are present.
    How do I post a screenshot?


    Pulling the notification shade down will tell you what these icons mean.
    I pulled it down and I see what looks like a list of everything I've done since I got the device a week or two ago. And the line of little white notification icons keeps growing longer. Where will it stop?
    02-16-2014 08:50 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How do I post a screenshot?
    To take a screenshot, press and hold the Power and Vol Down buttons at the same time, for about half a second. The screenshot will save, and you can then access it by swiping down the Notifications and tapping the screenshot notification.

    To post it, you either have to use the Tapatalk-based Android Central Forums app (you can't post images using the main Android Central app), or transfer the screenshot to your computer and post it on the Android Central forums website using your computer browser. For me, the easiest way to transfer a screenshot is as follows:

    1. On your phone, select the screenshot, and Share it to your Google Drive (the Share button is the 3 dots connected by a line at an angle).
    2. On your computer, download that same screenshot from Google Drive to your computer.
    3. On the Android Central forums site, start a post, and click on the Attach Image button (which is in the row of edit buttons above where you're typing)--it's the button right next to the globes, and just under the smileyface).

    And the line of little white notification icons keeps growing longer. Where will it stop?
    To clear notifications, swipe down the shade, and tap on the icon that looks like 3 horizontal lines that are offset slightly to each other.
    02-16-2014 02:16 PM
  8. Misty Murray's Avatar
    What is this icon?

    It won't let me upload the image for some reason, but it is a purple box with a thin white circle in it and it is kind of a white arrow tip pointing up but it is longer on the left side than the right and gets thicker towards the point at the top. If that makes any sense whatsoever...ha ha
    09-25-2015 09:10 AM
  9. C Cler's Avatar
    Help me too! I can't get rid of this damn Amazon icon . I I'm trying to send you a screen shot. It won't allow me to.
    05-07-2016 02:22 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Help me too! I can't get rid of this damn Amazon icon . I I'm trying to send you a screen shot. It won't allow me to.
    Welcome to Android Central! These steps don't work for you? http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html

    If you swipe down the notification panel, do you see the Amazon notification there? If so, what does it say it's for?
    05-07-2016 11:59 PM
  11. Helaire Precious's Avatar
    My guesses for what your notifications are, as it sounds like you don't know.

    Square cartoon talk balloons - Hangouts
    Down facing arrow facing a horizontal line - currently downloading something
    Pause symbol - probably music, radio or video paused
    Five rectangular boxes - Gmail
    M - Gmail
    Play arrow - app updates available.
    Can you please tell me what these apps are in the notification bar
    Screenshot_20160909-232029_14734812562391.png
    09-10-2016 12:24 AM
  12. chloemt's Avatar
    Also, post a screen shot and we'll let you know what notifications are present. Pulling the notification shade down will tell you what these icons mean.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    I have a little icon i the top left corner it looks like a phone with another square shape coming out of it. Sorry best i could describe lol or a side ways couch not sure how to post a photo
    10-17-2016 06:42 AM
  13. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I have a little icon i the top left corner it looks like a phone with another square shape coming out of it. Sorry best i could describe lol or a side ways couch not sure how to post a photo
    Here's a guide to post a screen shot: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html

    If you can post a screen shot that would help greatly.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-17-2016 07:45 PM
  14. TwoCentsTomlinson's Avatar
    Thanks so much for your answer. New to Android phones and had no idea I could swipe down to on home screen to get info. Appreciate you and your help.
    12-21-2016 04:59 PM

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