1. PRW94's Avatar
    I have a Verizon HTC 10.

    Yesterday, on an out-of-town work assignment, I connected to a Wi-Fi network there.

    While on that network, I downloaded an app that I needed for that work assignment.

    I was using a bluetooth keyboard with an Android tablet in the vicinity of the phone, didn't try to connect to the phone but did connect to the tablet.

    I mention those things first because they were the only out-of-the ordinary things I did with the phone yesterday.

    The reason I'm posting this call-out for help is that I noticed before I headed home yesterday that a padlock icon had appeared next to my Wi-Fi indicator in the phone's status bar.

    My phone appears to be working just fine. But this padlock icon is driving me crazy because I don't know what it is, and I guess I'm OCD because I want to know what caused it and what I can do to get rid of it.

    Can anyone provide any input here?
    09-10-2017 10:58 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Can you share a screenshot? Also, do you get any messages on screen? This sound like a 'Smart Lock' prompt, where it asks you if you want to add the new location as a 'secure' one so your device remains unlocked while connected to that WiFi.
    tony bag o donuts likes this.
    09-10-2017 11:31 PM
  3. Geezerb's Avatar
    Do you have Lookout installed?
    09-11-2017 10:46 AM
  4. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Spook is correct. It's asking you if you want your location or Bluetooth device to have the smart lock feature enabled.
    Stevenmc8602 likes this.
    09-12-2017 05:40 AM
  5. NEXUS_HTC_PS's Avatar
    Or, ☝️ it's the Android VPN icon. Depends on whether it's the left or the right side of the status bar...
    09-12-2017 01:24 PM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Or, ☝️ it's the Android VPN icon. Depends on whether it's the left or the right side of the status bar...
    But that's just a key, not a padlock... unless that changed on HTC models.
    09-12-2017 09:32 PM
  7. Sonic Sunglasses's Avatar
    But that's just a key, not a padlock... unless that changed on HTC models.
    HTC uses a padlock for VPN instead of a key. Gotta be different, I guess.
    09-13-2017 01:24 PM

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