1. cory8465's Avatar
    I have searched everywhere trying to find an answer to this problem. All of the sudden when I get any type of notification (text, call, etc...) The app icon doesn't show up at the top on my notification bar. Now a little "tag" or "arrow" with 3 dots shows up. I only know what kind of notification it is until I swipe down from the top. Any suggestions on how to fix/get rid of this?? I am running Android 7.1.1 on a ZTE Axon 7 Thanks! I have a picture, but I don't know how to post a picture with this post.
    04-04-2019 02:24 PM
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    04-04-2019 02:33 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. What happens if you tap that icon top left? What kind of notifications you get after swiping down from the status bar?
    04-04-2019 03:55 PM
  4. cory8465's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply Javier! Nothing happens when I click/tap it. I have to swipe down to see what notification I have (whether that's a missed call/text/kik etc...) It used to be when I would get a notification, for example kik, it would put the icon up there. Or if it was a missed call, the phone icon. Now when I get even a single notification, it automatically does this instead.
    04-04-2019 03:59 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Strange. That icon usually means that there's not enough room on the status bar for all your pending notifications. That's not your case, though. Have you recently installed any new app or received a system update?

    You could try clearing cache data in settings - storage and then restart the phone.
    04-04-2019 04:15 PM
  6. cory8465's Avatar
    I haven't tried clearing out my cache. I haven't gotten any updates either. I did download a few new apps. I'll try the cache first, then I'll look into the apps I downloaded. Crossing my fingers....
    04-04-2019 04:18 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    I haven't tried clearing out my cache. I haven't gotten any updates either. I did download a few new apps. I'll try the cache first, then I'll look into the apps I downloaded. Crossing my fingers....
    You can also try safe mode. This will give you a clue about the cause of the problem - some bug in the system or a conflict with a third party app.
    04-04-2019 04:22 PM
  8. cory8465's Avatar
    Uninstalled every app I don't use and recently downloaded ones. Also cleared out the cache in all my apps. I guess it's on to Safe Mode. Once in safe mode, how do you check to see if there is anything in conflict or an issue with any of the apps I have?
    04-04-2019 05:23 PM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Uninstalled every app I don't use and recently downloaded ones. Also cleared out the cache in all my apps. I guess it's on to Safe Mode. Once in safe mode, how do you check to see if there is anything in conflict or an issue with any of the apps I have?
    You can make someone call or text you after booting in safe mode and see if you get the same notification.
    04-04-2019 05:39 PM
  10. cory8465's Avatar
    I uninstalled all recently downloaded apps and even apps I don't use anymore. I cleared out the cache of all my apps and I also loaded it in Safe Mode and nothing worked. Even in safe mode, I had my girlfriend send me a message and it immediately showed the same icon.
    04-04-2019 06:52 PM
  11. Javier P's Avatar
    I uninstalled all recently downloaded apps and even apps I don't use anymore. I cleared out the cache of all my apps and I also loaded it in Safe Mode and nothing worked. Even in safe mode, I had my girlfriend send me a message and it immediately showed the same icon.
    Mmmm. That means it's a bug in the system or some setting and not a conflict with an app. I'll search a bit and let you know what I find.
    04-04-2019 07:00 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    I uninstalled all recently downloaded apps and even apps I don't use anymore. I cleared out the cache of all my apps and I also loaded it in Safe Mode and nothing worked. Even in safe mode, I had my girlfriend send me a message and it immediately showed the same icon.
    Wait, try this. Go to settings - display and disable 'Only show quantity in status bar'.
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    04-04-2019 07:03 PM
  13. cory8465's Avatar
    That worked! Duude, thank you soo much lol. I would have never found that setting lol
    Javier P likes this.
    04-04-2019 07:12 PM
  14. Javier P's Avatar
    That worked! Duude, thank you soo much lol. I would have never found that setting lol
    Hahaha. Glad it helped and thanks for the follow up. See you around the forums.
    04-04-2019 07:13 PM

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