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    Default HTC One (M8): Mystery Symbol?

    Can anyone tell me what the "N" symbol is? the one with the red box around it?

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    It's the NFC symbol. It goes away if you turn off NFC.

    What's that symbol? (NFC edition) | Android Central



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    NFC
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    Near field communication

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    Can anyone tell me what the rotating sun symbol is between LTE and the signal strength bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcthorne#AC View Post
    Can anyone tell me what the rotating sun symbol is between LTE and the signal strength bars?
    If you're on Sprint it's the Spark logo

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    Quote Originally Posted by prissysox View Post
    If you're on Sprint it's the Spark logo

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    Yes, on Sprint. No idea Spark was even active in Houston. Will need to learn more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcthorne#AC View Post
    Yes, on Sprint. No idea Spark was even active in Houston. Will need to learn more.
    It might not be, from my understanding that spinning logo is there regardless of whether you're actually connected to spark or not.

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    Every new HTC phone someone asks what the NFC logo is. It's ugly, takes up space and they make it too prominent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kronosqq View Post
    It might not be, from my understanding that spinning logo is there regardless of whether you're actually connected to spark or not.

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    Portland area doesn't have spark and yet I still get that logo...
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    The rotating symbol means you are playing music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1der2002 View Post
    The rotating symbol means you are playing music.
    No. It is his Sprint Spark symbol.

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    Isn't there a list with all icons and what they mean?
    Can't find it in the manual.
    Tried Google but couldn't find it anywhere.
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    I've disabled NFC. Not because of the logo, but because I never use it.

    Why use the power and resources for something I never use?

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    It looks like beats logo when playing music but mine doesn't spin. The Spark logo spins all the time. Connection or not.

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    Why can't we make this symbol go away? NFC stands for??? If Near Field Communication is what it stands for, what the hell is NFC doing for my phone?

    Is this like HTC Blink that I can not delete off my phone. I don't care for the Blink app and I was able to make it go away but it is sleeping in the back round.

    OK, I also turned it off but symbol still exists. This is BS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Williams4 View Post
    Why can't we make this symbol go away? NFC stands for??? If Near Field Communication is what it stands for, what the hell is NFC doing for my phone?

    Is this like HTC Blink that I can not delete off my phone. I don't care for the Blink app and I was able to make it go away but it is sleeping in the back round.

    OK, I also turned it off but symbol still exists. This is BS
    NFC is for things like tap n pay / google wallet, etc. The symbol should disappear if you turn it off in the "settings - more - NFC" area. It's a feature of the phone.

    fyi, if you dont like the HTC blinkfeed, download another launcher. Blinkfeed is part of Sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ton M View Post
    Isn't there a list with all icons and what they mean?
    Can't find it in the manual.
    Tried Google but couldn't find it anywhere.
    The NFC symbol is a standardized symbol across all platforms like bluetooth and WIFI. You get the same symbol on Samsungs, Motos, etc.
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    It's the NFC symbol. It goes away if you turn off NFC.

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