1. martin124's Avatar
    A new icon next to the WiFi activated connected suddenly appeared. It is a capital N but on the lower left side are 3 quarter circles ie like a wifi symbol & I am not sure why it is showing. My default home page on the internet is BBC & I thought that may be it was something to do with that as it was down for the last few days. But it is up & running now & the icon is still there. The N icon only shows when I connect my phone to my wifi at home. The phone says its connected to the wifi (message re the same) & indeed the wifi direct symbol is on with the arows flickering away. It also stays on even though I am right next to the wifi. I have had the phone for 2 months or so & it never used to show this symbol. The wifi at home has not changed & works normally with all other devices. Thanks
    miwolvo likes this.
    07-21-2014 02:16 PM
  2. TheDroidKid's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that is the NFC (Near Field Communication) icon meaning you have NFC turned on. See image below, is that the icon?

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    BlurryEyed likes this.
    07-21-2014 03:05 PM
  3. martin124's Avatar
    Yes that is exactly the icon I was trying to describe. It suddenly disappeared but what I would like to know is what it means and how come it appeared etc. Thanks for your troubles
    07-22-2014 05:51 PM
  4. jmagid51's Avatar
    Did you by chance accidentally turn it on in settings. I have mine turned as I use Isis Wallet which requires it. If you have no apps that require it, it's best turned off.

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    07-22-2014 06:24 PM
  5. milehigherik's Avatar
    My NFC icon looks different. Maybe a different carrier has a different icon? AT&T S5 Active here.
    07-22-2014 07:03 PM
  6. Byron 5's Avatar
    A new icon next to the WiFi activated connected suddenly appeared. It is a capital N but on the lower left side are 3 quarter circles ie like a wifi symbol & I am not sure why it is showing. My default home page on the internet is BBC & I thought that may be it was something to do with that as it was down for the last few days. But it is up & running now & the icon is still there. The N icon only shows when I connect my phone to my wifi at home. The phone says its connected to the wifi (message re the same) & indeed the wifi direct symbol is on with the arows flickering away. It also stays on even though I am right next to the wifi. I have had the phone for 2 months or so & it never used to show this symbol. The wifi at home has not changed & works normally with all other devices. Thanks
    NFC maybe?
    07-23-2014 11:38 AM
  7. martin124's Avatar
    Defo NFC & yep now found out how to turn it off - I must have accidentally turned it on at some point. Thanks to all who have replied
    Anne Hammond likes this.
    07-23-2014 03:18 PM
  8. Anne Hammond's Avatar
    Hi I have this icon also. Now turned off
    01-28-2015 10:39 AM
  9. XRosX's Avatar
    Could someone tell me how I can disable the N please
    08-06-2015 02:27 PM
  10. ironass's Avatar
    Could someone tell me how I can disable the N please
    Turn off NFC in...

    Settings > NFC
    miwolvo likes this.
    08-06-2015 02:50 PM
  11. naomi giles's Avatar
    Thank you!
    08-13-2015 07:59 AM
  12. miwolvo's Avatar
    Registered an account just to say ty to my man, cheers buddy
    ironass likes this.
    09-28-2015 01:48 PM
  13. Szuszu123's Avatar
    A new icon next to the WiFi activated connected suddenly appeared. It is a capital N but on the lower left side are 3 quarter circles ie like a wifi symbol & I am not sure why it is showing. My default home page on the internet is BBC & I thought that may be it was something to do with that as it was down for the last few days. But it is up & running now & the icon is still there. The N icon only shows when I connect my phone to my wifi at home. The phone says its connected to the wifi (message re the same) & indeed the wifi direct symbol is on with the arows flickering away. It also stays on even though I am right next to the wifi. I have had the phone for 2 months or so & it never used to show this symbol. The wifi at home has not changed & works normally with all other devices. Thanks


    The NFC is great if you want to use your phone to control a TV or something.
    03-10-2016 07:55 PM
  14. Surendran Nair's Avatar
    This icon meant for NFC. Putting NFC allows data exchange when your phone touches another device. You can easily put the NFC off in the 'Settings" .
    07-20-2016 10:13 AM

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