1. AC Question's Avatar
    What does the 2 arrows symbol (horizontal, top arrow points left, bottom arrow points right) beside the WIFI/4G symbol mean?
    It only disappears when i on flight mode and have no signal.
    And when flight mode is on, my S5 screen keeps lighting up once every few minutes.
    Anyone knows the reason??
    Anyway to solve this problem??
    11-04-2014 10:05 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I think the arrows are for the VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service. http://forums.androidcentral.com/ask...tatus-bar.html

    When the screen wakes up, does it seem associated with any notifications?
    11-04-2014 10:57 AM
  3. 2015AndroidUser's Avatar
    Hi B Diddy, this is nothing to do with VOLTE or the carrier. The horizontal arrows are suddenly appearing on phones in different parts of the world with no explanation from Android or Samsung. They aren't listed in dictionaries of symbols. As a 'senior ambassador' can you do any more investigation? I have found texting keeps failing since this symbol appeared.
    09-17-2015 06:59 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    Hi B Diddy, this is nothing to do with VOLTE or the carrier. The horizontal arrows are suddenly appearing on phones in different parts of the world with no explanation from Android or Samsung. They aren't listed in dictionaries of symbols. As a 'senior ambassador' can you do any more investigation? I have found texting keeps failing since this symbol appeared.
    That's strange. They're appearing on 3 UK devices since that network started offering VoLTE recently. I'd have assumed that that is indeed what they mean. If not, what's going on?
    B. Diddy will probably see this but I'll let him know anyway

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    09-17-2015 09:52 AM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello 2015AndroidUser, welcome to the forums! You're right, there are several reports in these forums about that same icon. My first guess has been always VoLTE as well (it seems that it's got a different name in the UK). It could be very helpful if you post a screenshot with that icon.

    From your words it seems related to mobile data in some way. Could you do me a favour? Change in your mobile settings the preferred network to 3G instead of 4G. After that check if the same icon still appears in the status bar. We'll try to find out what that icon really means.
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    09-17-2015 10:54 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hi B Diddy, this is nothing to do with VOLTE or the carrier. The horizontal arrows are suddenly appearing on phones in different parts of the world with no explanation from Android or Samsung. They aren't listed in dictionaries of symbols. As a 'senior ambassador' can you do any more investigation? I have found texting keeps failing since this symbol appeared.
    Welcome to Android Central! Hmm, it always irks me when there's a system icon that the manufacturer or the carrier don't bother informing the user about.

    I wonder if the parts of the world where this is appearing are getting ready for VoLTE. That kind of icon started appearing on phones in the US prior to official launches of VoLTE on the major carriers. Can you show us a screenshot, so we can see the exact icon you're seeing? http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html
    belodion likes this.
    09-17-2015 10:59 AM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hi B Diddy, this is nothing to do with VOLTE or the carrier. The horizontal arrows are suddenly appearing on phones in different parts of the world with no explanation from Android or Samsung. They aren't listed in dictionaries of symbols. As a 'senior ambassador' can you do any more investigation? I have found texting keeps failing since this symbol appeared.
    Welcome to the forums. Please address other users, especially the badged volunteers with respect.

    From my G4
    Android Central Ambassador Team Leader
    Almeuit likes this.
    09-17-2015 11:24 AM
  8. Zoe Owsnett's Avatar
    I have the same problem. Text messages won't send. How can I get rid of this?
    09-18-2015 06:07 AM
  9. Andy Powell1's Avatar
    I have exactly the same problem and my battery drain seems to of increased as well
    09-19-2015 10:14 AM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    To the last two posters: Welcome to Android Central.

    Have you contacted your respective network providers over this? It would be interesting to find out whether they can shed any light on it.

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    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-19-2015 12:10 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It also might help to see a screenshot, so we can see the icon in question. See my previous post for a link on how to attach screenshots.
    belodion likes this.
    09-19-2015 09:57 PM
  12. Andrew Richards3's Avatar
    Iv had this symbol since my last update .now I'm having trouble with texts .and draining battery .
    09-28-2015 02:40 PM
  13. belodion's Avatar
    Iv had this symbol since my last update .now I'm having trouble with texts .and draining battery .
    Welcome to Android Central.

    A Cache Partition wipe may be beneficial.
    Also, do your battery usage stats indicate anything out of the ordinary? And if you touch the battery graph to open it, do the indications of signal strength and number of awakes seem normal?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-28-2015 02:55 PM
  14. amycrascall's Avatar
    I have had this problem, I called three as i was panicking from other replies regarding battery etc. And its nothing to worry about. It is to do with how the view is set up for notications. Go to Settings....Notification Panal......Reset (next to active) and then resart your phone. Bye Bye arrows and phone is fine.
    belodion and Javier P like this.
    10-03-2015 11:03 AM
  15. belodion's Avatar
    I have had this problem, I called three as i was panicking from other replies regarding battery etc. And its nothing to worry about. It is to do with how the view is set up for notications. Go to Settings....Notification Panal......Reset (next to active) and then resart your phone. Bye Bye arrows and phone is fine.
    Thank you for getting back to us over this....feedback is what we were hoping for and now we have some from a new member.
    Welcome to Android Central!☺

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    Javier P likes this.
    10-03-2015 12:14 PM
  16. Kerry Docherty's Avatar
    How do I get into the notification panel bit I can't see it on my phone? I have the samsung galaxy s6 edge
    10-03-2015 06:54 PM

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