1. stripeycat's Avatar
    Updated to this Lollipop operating system, now there's a massive EE stuck on the top left of the screen. This is the Network indicator.

    Has anyone successfully removed this network indicator icon from the Lock Screen? I have tried as many options as i can think of and i cannot find the functionality anywhere.

    Not rooting the handset at all, so that is not on the cards.
    11-24-2014 09:10 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone do you have? So far, the only phone that I know of that allows you to remove the carrier name from the status bar is the Moto X. Otherwise, if you don't want to root, you're at the mercy of the carrier.
    11-24-2014 12:20 PM
  3. stripeycat's Avatar
    Yes, confirmed now by google support via live chat option.

    Oh well.
    11-25-2014 02:52 AM
  4. zorak950's Avatar
    It doesn't really bother me, but it's an odd choice, especially for the Nexus line. I wonder if it's related to the N6 being sold through carriers.
    11-25-2014 08:49 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did the OP specify which phone? Is it really a Nexus 6? Or are you saying that your Nexus 6 is showing the carrier in the status bar?
    11-25-2014 12:35 PM
  6. vividrich's Avatar
    It doesn't really bother me, but it's an odd choice, especially for the Nexus line. I wonder if it's related to the N6 being sold through carriers.
    My Nexus 5 always had AT&T in small text on the lockscreen. With the changes to the lockscreen they just moved it.

    Posted from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
    11-25-2014 02:24 PM
  7. vividrich's Avatar
    Did the OP specify which phone? Is it really a Nexus 6? Or are you saying that your Nexus 6 is showing the carrier in the status bar?
    Probably on the lockscreen like my N5...How anyone removed the Lock Screen Network Icon at top left?-56229.jpg
    11-25-2014 05:21 PM
  8. wr3kl3ss's Avatar
    that sucks!
    11-25-2014 05:25 PM
  9. daihard2008's Avatar
    The carrier label may actually come in handy when you travel a lot. It shows you which carrier you're connected to. I remember getting connected to a few different carriers while travelling in Europe a few years ago.
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    11-25-2014 08:53 PM
  10. xban1's Avatar
    Probably on the lockscreen like my N5...Click image for larger version. 

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    What wallpaper is that?

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    11-25-2014 08:55 PM
  11. butterfly210's Avatar
    Thank goodness Tmobile stopped that!

    *My Sexy Note 4*
    11-26-2014 08:33 AM
  12. daihard2008's Avatar
    Thank goodness Tmobile stopped that!
    Did they?

    How anyone removed the Lock Screen Network Icon at top left?-2014-11-26-16.22.55.jpg
    11-26-2014 10:23 AM
  13. gone down south's Avatar
    I think it's a general Lollipop thing, I have it in my Verizon Moto X too.
    11-26-2014 10:33 AM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The network shows up at the upper left of the status bar on the lockscreen for Lollipop--in KitKat, the network name displayed at the bottom of the lockscreen, so they just moved where it displays. Once you unlock and get to the homescreen, it disappears for T-Mobile. I think it remains there for AT&T.
    daihard2008 and Jonneh like this.
    11-26-2014 12:07 PM
  15. daihard2008's Avatar
    The network shows up at the upper left of the status bar on the lockscreen for Lollipop--in KitKat, the network name displayed at the bottom of the lockscreen, so they just moved where it displays. Once you unlock and get to the homescreen, it disappears for T-Mobile. I think it remains there for AT&T.
    Oh it does for AT&T? Now that's annoying, I agree. Thanks for the info.
    11-26-2014 01:42 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I know this has been a complaint on many AT&T phones, but I don't know for sure if it's on all of them. I do recall an AC article describing how the Moto X is the only phone on AT&T that allows you to turn that notification off.
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    11-26-2014 02:21 PM
  17. vividrich's Avatar
    What wallpaper is that?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's from Brionic's 'Ultimate L' icon pack. Unfortunately he got his dev account pulled because of a too-obvious iOS pack (using iOS 8 in the title not a good idea). I think he's sorta back in with Iconic Designs....
    11-26-2014 03:39 PM
  18. vividrich's Avatar
    The network shows up at the upper left of the status bar on the lockscreen for Lollipop--in KitKat, the network name displayed at the bottom of the lockscreen, so they just moved where it displays. Once you unlock and get to the homescreen, it disappears for T-Mobile. I think it remains there for AT&T.
    I've got a persistent temperature notification so I wouldn't see it, but when I reboot there's no AT&T on the homescreen status bar. Wonder if that's the case for an AT&T-purchased N6.
    11-26-2014 03:43 PM
  19. Nonymous666's Avatar
    So I've been trying to figure out why my phone has been displaying "HOME" at the top of the lock screen. This thread just helped me figure it out. My carrier is Straight Talk (via AT&T), so I guess they're doing something odd. I thought maybe "HOME" had some meaning regarding my home screen.
    12-03-2014 12:03 PM

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