11-21-2022 10:48 PM
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  1. THE SYSTEM ARE CROOKS AN CRIMINALS's Avatar
    This is the dot I have been noticing every now and again. It will appear and disappear randomly, anyone else experiencing this?
    Depends if anyone has a reason to be bugging your phone? Cos I know since my child custody case has started a few months in it started happing... But I could be wrong
    MVM65 likes this.
    07-25-2022 09:46 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It has nothing to do with anyone bugging your phone. Think about it -- if a person was trying to bug someone else's phone, why would the bugging app announce itself with a notification?
    Laura Knotek and tismydroid like this.
    07-26-2022 12:38 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It's an overflow icon. I have more notifications than what fits.
    B. Diddy and mustang7757 like this.
    07-26-2022 01:45 PM
  4. MVM65's Avatar
    Just recently I have this white dot that is in the top left hand corner of my notification bar. When I pull down to see what it is, there is nothing. Tried rebooting the phone, looking at recent apps that I've installed to see if that's the culprit, and now I give up and come to this forum looking for help. Anyone have any idea what it is?
    I suddenly have this same dot. It showed up 3 days ago. The night b4 it appeared, I had a pop up saying I was signed out of my Verizon app. When I signed back in it said I needed to verify it was me with 2 boxes for my 1st name & last name. As soon as I hit NEXT.. I knew I shouldn't have. Somebody was fishing for my name on my account. I went back to my Gmail & realized 2 emails from Verizon, a week old, that were phishing emails.
    Next day Verizon App Manager has installed 12 apps!
    I think this dot, is something to do with changes to my Verizon account or with my Google account. Which suddenly now is showing 2 identical devices signed into my Google
    08-31-2022 12:10 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I suddenly have this same dot. It showed up 3 days ago. The night b4 it appeared, I had a pop up saying I was signed out of my Verizon app. When I signed back in it said THEN a 2nd page with 2 boxes to verify it was me.. with one for my 1st name & last name. As soon as I hit NEXT.. I knew I shouldn't have filled that out! Somebody was fishing for my name on my account. I then went to my Gmail & realized 2 emails, a week old that were phishing emails. Now today Verizon App Manager has installed 12 apps!
    I think this dot, is something accessing my Verizon account or with some kind of access to my Google account. Which NOW is showing 2 identical devices signed into my Google
    Welcome to Android Central! If you know it was Verizon App Manager, then it doesn't sound like phishing. Verizon App Manager sounds like a pretty annoying "feature" that Verizon throws at its customers, but it's not technically malware. There are steps to disable it in this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/verizon/com..._apps_without/
    08-31-2022 01:48 PM
  6. MVM65's Avatar
    So.. mine "was" a notification. Unfortunately, I changed a few of their toggles as I was checking my notifications & then I realized it disappeared. I had a download arrow in THAT SPOT 10 mins later with a matching arrow in the notifications from Chrome that said Google sever down. When I tapped it.. IT BROUGHT ME TO THIS PAGE TO AN ANSWER FROM SOMEONE ELSE!
    How the hell could THAT happen?
    My phone was hacked after missing for a day 2 weeks ago & everything is wacky ever since!
    08-31-2022 06:55 PM
  7. MVM65's Avatar
    This is what showed up when the dot disappeared.
    Now I'm thinking it could be a notification that's ON but the sound is set to SILENT.
    Attached Thumbnails white dot in top left notification bar-screenshot_20220831-153803.jpg  
    08-31-2022 07:04 PM
  8. MVM65's Avatar
    Sorry, I wasn't clear in that first statement. Altho I've never had Verizon App Manager on this phone B4..& it showed up when all these apps did... The emails were phishing emails asking me to verify my account also. The return email had ecrmemail.verizonwireless.com
    I looked it up. It is verified phishing by Verizon. (It looks like my first post has missing info, & been a little jumbled.)
    Also my OfferUp account is hacked. & all of my settings keep being changed drastically with what appears to have the intention of blocking my calls & notifications for OfferUp & Verizon.
    08-31-2022 07:29 PM
  9. MVM65's Avatar
    The attachment option won't show when I am posting?

    white dot in top left notification bar-screenshot_20220831-192551-1-.jpg
    08-31-2022 07:33 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I edited your screenshot to block out your email address, for your privacy.

    If it's from Verizon, it's not technically phishing. Phishing is a malicious attempt to lure you into downloading malware or revealing sensitive information by trying to fool you into thinking you're actually being contacted by a legitimate company or agency.

    This sounds like something you'd need to discuss in detail with Verizon.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-31-2022 07:49 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Can you disable or uninstall Verizon app manager?
    08-31-2022 08:49 PM
  12. MVM65's Avatar
    Correct. But as I said this email is from a VERIFIED phishing scam that Verizon posted online 2 yrs ago. I did chat with Verizon who advised me to delete the email, change my password & DO NOT click the link (which I never did). Hardly a good security measure when I've been compromised! I guess you should always open the providers address for verification! All of my accounts using this Google account are compromised now. My sales have halted and I haven't received one message in almost a month!
    BUT! today I went to do a hard reset & noticed the dot disappeared when I shut off my hotspot (which is almost always on) Apparently I wasn't being very observant b4. I toggled it on & off several times & it kept getting replaced with this alarm clock icon when it was off. Once I accepted giving permission to the clock THE DOT DISAPPEARED.
    It seems to have been a NOTIFICATION DOT ..in my case, for a PERMISSION. Specifically my clock. I "think" it can be for any notification (but specifically a permission?)
    If someone else could verify theirs is also a notification for a permission it could help verify my find.
    09-01-2022 10:21 AM
  13. Dod09's Avatar
    This is the dot I have been noticing every now and again. It will appear and disappear randomly, anyone else experiencing this?
    Yes, i'm having it...but only when i start to type....i wonder if someone is Spying on my keyboard
    11-21-2022 05:58 AM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes, i'm having it...but only when i start to type....i wonder if someone is Spying on my keyboard
    Welcome to Android Central! Spyware is highly unlikely, as long as you follow some common sense guidelines:

    “I’ve been hacked” - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    [GUIDE] How To Avoid Malware - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    Looking back at the specific post you quoted, it's not clear what that faint dot represents. If nothing shows up in the notification panel, then see if it still occurs in Safe Mode. If it doesn't, then you know it's due to some 3rd party app you installed, rather than the system.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-21-2022 02:52 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes, i'm having it...but only when i start to type....i wonder if someone is Spying on my keyboard
    Welcome to AC!
    You have a better chance of someone spying over your shoulder then in your device
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-21-2022 10:29 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Keep in mind that if you're concerned about security you'll need to upgrade to a newer phone. The LG V20 is a 6 year old phone, and it is only capable of running up to Android 8.0. The current version of Android is 13. Running such an outdated version of Android that also has no security updates is more concerning than anyone spying on your keyboard.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-21-2022 10:48 PM
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