1. jason51873's Avatar
    Anyone know what the heck this icon is? Its not even in the users manual

    06-28-2013 05:23 PM
  2. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    GPS signal

    from what ever phone I feel like using today.
    06-28-2013 05:36 PM
  3. jason51873's Avatar
    nah, this one is GPS

    06-28-2013 05:51 PM
  4. msndrstood's Avatar
    Anyone know what the heck this icon is? Its not even in the users manual

    http://i39.tinypic.com/33m068m.jpg
    Wifi direct? I dunno, it is obviously broadcasting something. Since it looks like your gps signal, is it searching for gps? Mine doesn't look like that.

    What?! ... I'm msndrstood.
    via Note II
    06-28-2013 06:04 PM
  5. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    It's your device broadcasting location data. What application do you have open, when this pops up?

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    06-28-2013 06:05 PM
  6. ibcop's Avatar
    It looks like the GPS E911 icon - but not sure with the signal indicator thing-a-ma-bobs.
    06-28-2013 06:27 PM
  7. najaboy's Avatar
    It is an E911 icon.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    06-28-2013 06:28 PM
  8. tytlyf's Avatar
    That's location services of some sort. Mine doesn't have the signal coming out from it.
    06-29-2013 11:33 AM
  9. pwscott's Avatar
    Could it be the 'NSA is checking your data for terrorist chatter' icon?
    06-30-2013 09:45 PM
  10. Lendo's Avatar
    Could it be the 'NSA is checking your data for terrorist chatter' icon?
    That's what I was gonna say
    06-30-2013 09:49 PM
  11. shaytoon21's Avatar
    is there a way to turn it off or anything? mine is on all the time. it never goes away.
    06-30-2013 10:26 PM
  12. blade22222's Avatar
    Have you tried turning off all of the gps options? Looks like it's the gps on symbol. The other one is showing gps lock.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-01-2013 06:01 AM
  13. chrscaley's Avatar
    It's location services.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2
    07-01-2013 06:09 AM
  14. chrscaley's Avatar
    It looks like the GPS E911 icon - but not sure with the signal indicator thing-a-ma-bobs.
    The e911 icon is the same without the signal.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2
    07-01-2013 06:22 AM
  15. jason51873's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for all the replies. Looks like you guys are correct, it is something using location, but I cant figure out what app is using it.

    I tried closing all my running apps, one at a time to see if any of them shut down that icon. But it never went off.
    07-01-2013 03:56 PM
  16. abishai#AC's Avatar
    Maybe it's your weather updating based on your location?
    07-01-2013 04:33 PM
  17. ibcop's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for all the replies. Looks like you guys are correct, it is something using location, but I cant figure out what app is using it.

    I tried closing all my running apps, one at a time to see if any of them shut down that icon. But it never went off.
    You can't turn of the E911 location.
    07-01-2013 06:06 PM
  18. Grung's Avatar
    If you turn on location services (settings/more) it's always on. Any app you open that uses location services is free to access it. If you don't want it on, turn it off in settings.
    07-01-2013 06:58 PM
  19. ibcop's Avatar
    If you turn on location services (settings/more) it's always on. Any app you open that uses location services is free to access it. If you don't want it on, turn it off in settings.
    You can't turn off the E911 location service. That's what the icon is.
    07-01-2013 07:37 PM
  20. polobuds's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for all the replies. Looks like you guys are correct, it is something using location, but I cant figure out what app is using it.

    I tried closing all my running apps, one at a time to see if any of them shut down that icon. But it never went off.
    It's for location services. Go to settings > more > location services > access to my location.

    If you click off, you'll see the radar sign go away. Hopefully this is what you were looking for.
    07-02-2013 12:27 AM
  21. brad419's Avatar
    Mine is always on also. Never questioned what it was.
    07-02-2013 08:01 AM

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