1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    For the last six months or so every once in a while I noticed and icon flashing next to the time on the top left of my screen. I have a Galaxy Note 8. I never saw it before and I can't find it on any of the thousands of lists of Android icons. What do I do?

    I finally managed to get a screenshot of it today but this device isn't letting me upload a picture from my phone.
    11-26-2019 08:35 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. This guide can help you to identify which app pushed that notification.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=983538

    [Guide] How to recover lost notifications.

    I would recommend you to create an account so you can reply on this thread.
    11-26-2019 08:38 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.

    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    11-26-2019 08:39 AM
  4. ie2special's Avatar
    OK, I thought I was signed in but not on my phone, sorry. Here is the icon.

    How rapidly it flashes and disappears is alarming to me.

    [SOLVED] I have an icon that quickly flashes and disappears that I can't identity-icon.jpg
    11-26-2019 08:46 AM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    OK, I thought I was signed in but not on my phone, sorry. Here is the icon.

    How rapidly it flashes and disappears is alarming to me.

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    I remember a thread where that same icon was reported. If I recall correctly it's related to a sync/backup process running in the background. Nothing to worry about. I'll try to find that thread.
    11-26-2019 08:49 AM
  6. ie2special's Avatar
    Thanks. DH is in cybersecurity and after I took hours last week trying to find it he tried and didn't come up with anything (he was too busy to look further) and he suggested I ask an android forum
    11-26-2019 08:50 AM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Thanks. DH is in cybersecurity and after I took hours last week trying to find it he tried and didn't come up with anything (he was too busy to look further) and he suggested I ask an android forum
    Found it. Samsung accessory service?

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=973050
    ie2special likes this.
    11-26-2019 08:54 AM
  8. ie2special's Avatar
    Thanks. I didn't like the "blinky" way that it appeared like a stalker

    YOU ALL ROCK!

    It's because of my Samsung Watch!

    [SOLVED] I have an icon that quickly flashes and disappears that I can't identity-app.jpg
    Javier P and B. Diddy like this.
    11-26-2019 08:59 AM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Thanks. I didn't like the "blinky" way that it appeared like a stalker

    YOU ALL ROCK!
    Haha, glad it helped and thanks for the follow up. See you around the forums.
    11-26-2019 09:01 AM

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