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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    There’s a black circle ⚫️ icon in the top left corner of the android phone. What does it mean? I have a picture but not sure where to upload it.
    01-24-2021 03:42 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can share screen shot here
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=413366

    Which device?

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    01-24-2021 03:57 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you sure you're not looking at a hole punch front-facing camera?
    01-24-2021 04:24 PM
  4. stacia04's Avatar
    It’s a Motomart G6. It’s just happening every once in a while! Randomly appears and disappears.
    01-24-2021 04:42 PM
  5. stacia04's Avatar
    Screenshot here!
    Attached Thumbnails What is the solid black circle ⚫️ icon in the top left corner of the android phone mean?-42568818-30d5-43e2-9f2d-6094d83e76ae.jpeg  
    01-24-2021 04:45 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi welcome to AC!

    Try the phone in safe mode, looks a 3rd party app might cause this
    01-24-2021 04:48 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    When that happens, swipe down the notification panel. Do you see more details there? Some app developers aren't very good about creating a distinctive notification icon. I've seen a couple where the icon is just a solid white circle.
    01-24-2021 05:14 PM
  8. stacia04's Avatar
    Yes, we tried swiping down to look at notifications. Will putting it in safe mode cause any issues with getting calls or texts?
    01-24-2021 05:51 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes, we tried swiping down to look at notifications. Will putting it in safe mode cause any issues with getting calls or texts?
    No just 3rd party apps won't work
    01-24-2021 05:56 PM
  10. stacia04's Avatar
    Thank you!
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    01-24-2021 06:41 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thank you!
    Your welcome!
    01-24-2021 06:42 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    It’s a Motomart G6. It’s just happening every once in a while! Randomly appears and disappears.
    Welcome to the forums. Do you mean a Moto G6 Play? It looks similar to that Motorola model.

    As B. Diddy said it's possible that icon comes from a bad coded app or for some very old one that didn't update for a long time. Do you have such an app installed?

    Also, you can try this. Long press an empty spot on your home screen - select Widgets - scroll down until you find Settings 1x1 - tap & hold and drag it to your home screen - select Notification Log from that list. This will create a widget on your screen. Next time that you see that icon tap this widget to open the log and see which apps are listed in there.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-24-2021 06:51 PM

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