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    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
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    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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    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
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    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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    My NFC icon looks different. Maybe a different carrier has a different icon? AT&T S5 Active here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin124 View Post
    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?
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    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

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