11-22-2022 05:22 AM
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  1. David Joel Stephens's Avatar
    Can ANYONE tell me what this icon is? This Can NOT be good...-bug-pic-1.jpg

    Every time I restart my phone, this guy shows up on it. It's very elusive too, because you can't take a direct screen shot of it, as it disappears from the screen before you can use your shortcut keys to do so.

    No one seems to be able to tell me why I am the ONLY person I can find with it on here. It should be noted, that my partner has the same phone, same updates, everything EXCEPT the color is identical, and he does NOT have this on his phone.

    I'd love any info you could bring to the table.

    Thanks in advance.
    09-11-2022 12:27 PM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Go to settings - notifications - advanced and see what's listed in the Notification history.
    09-11-2022 12:39 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It's the Android S (i.e., Android 12) icon. It usually shows up after a system update (while still on 12), and often represents the phone finishing the update (perhaps optimizing apps). Although I'm not sure why this should show up every time you restart, unless the phone keeps optimizing apps for some reason.

    Try wiping the system cache partition: https://www.hardreset.info/devices/s...65/wipe-cache/
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    09-11-2022 12:45 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's normal
    It's message android restart and you won't get notifications until you open your device
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    09-11-2022 01:14 PM
  5. David Joel Stephens's Avatar
    @mustang7757 - If it's normal, why can't anyone show it to me on their phone? Haven't been able to find a single soul.
    09-11-2022 02:07 PM
  6. David Joel Stephens's Avatar
    I think it's also worth mentioning guys, I have done a hard system reset, and the thing remaeins. By hard reset, I mean I've gone into the bootloader, and cleared the cache and factory reset the device. I've loaded the software which is used to load the packets necessary to reflash the original stock software, performed at an asurion authorized location. Yeah, the demon remains. I want it GONE!
    09-11-2022 02:10 PM
  7. David Joel Stephens's Avatar
    I want this thing GONE! I've reflashed the device at Asurion, and have factory reset it in the bootloader menu. THIS DEMON REMAINS!

    What do I do now? I WANT IT GONE!
    09-11-2022 02:12 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    @mustang7757 - If it's normal, why can't anyone show it to me on their phone? Haven't been able to find a single soul.
    Sure Can ANYONE tell me what this icon is? This Can NOT be good...-pxl_20220911_181719094.jpg
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    09-11-2022 02:17 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I want this thing GONE! I've reflashed the device at Asurion, and have factory reset it in the bootloader menu. THIS DEMON REMAINS!

    What do I do now? I WANT IT GONE!
    You wont be able remove that on stock firmware.
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    09-11-2022 02:21 PM
  10. David Joel Stephens's Avatar
    @mustang7757 - Very good, so you would be the first. But you also said said that I "won't get any notifications until I open my device." Is this because I have the phone locked? Then, in theory, If I simply remove the lock, and allow the phone to be in "online" mode from the start, would that then get this thing to go away? I have VERY good reason to believe this is WAY more than just a notification about messages. It's not common. Not a single person at 4 verizon stores ever heard of or saw it. Even Samsung themselves have said they aren't sure why that's showing up.
    09-11-2022 02:29 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    @mustang7757 - Very good, so you would be the first. But you also said said that I "won't get any notifications until I open my device." Is this because I have the phone locked? Then, in theory, If I simply remove the lock, and allow the phone to be in "online" mode from the start, would that then get this thing to go away? I have VERY good reason to believe this is WAY more than just a notification about messages. It's not common. Not a single person at 4 verizon stores ever heard of or saw it. Even Samsung themselves have said they aren't sure why that's showing up.
    Most those sales rep are clueless to those things even Samsung reps . Remove any screen lock it will still pop up but disappear and won't stay constant like with Lock screen.


    Edit: most those sales reps don't even own a Samsung
    09-11-2022 02:50 PM
  12. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    Well if it makes you feel any better...

    Lock Screens from my:

    S22 Ultra
    Note 20 Ultra
    Tab s8 Ultra
    Tab s6

    I'd go get my Husband's s22 Ultra & Tab s7 but he's watching football & I'm not bothering him.


    Just as @B. Diddy & @mustang7757 says, it's a system notification icon. It shows up on reboots, updates, optimization, USB notification of plugged in devices or USB charging, & much more. It's very normal & I'm astonished that no one you have asked has noticed it.

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    Can ANYONE tell me what this icon is? This Can NOT be good...-20220911_134643.jpg
    Can ANYONE tell me what this icon is? This Can NOT be good...-20220911_134201_gallery.jpg
    09-11-2022 04:17 PM
  13. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Most those sales rep are clueless to those things even Samsung reps . Remove any screen lock it will still pop up but disappear and won't stay constant like with Lock screen.


    Edit: most those sales reps don't even own a Samsung
    As an ex Verizon employee I can back up this claim, most sales reps are clueless idiots compared to our forum members. I know of Android Central because the website would come up as we would Google looking for answers. Lol

    Also I get the same icon on my Note 20U after an update, was also happening every time my phone restarted from that annoying glitch Samsung devices have causing auto restarts.
    09-11-2022 05:30 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    @mustang7757 - Very good, so you would be the first. But you also said said that I "won't get any notifications until I open my device." Is this because I have the phone locked? Then, in theory, If I simply remove the lock, and allow the phone to be in "online" mode from the start, would that then get this thing to go away? I have VERY good reason to believe this is WAY more than just a notification about messages. It's not common. Not a single person at 4 verizon stores ever heard of or saw it. Even Samsung themselves have said they aren't sure why that's showing up.
    If you just rebooted the phone, you most likely have to enter your unlock PIN/password/pattern to finish the reboot and get to your homescreen (which will then allow notifications to come through on the lockscreen).

    I'm guessing the reasons why you can't find anyone who has seen this are (a) most people don't reboot their phone on a regular basis (but instead just let the screen go to sleep), and (b) most people just don't pay much attention to these kinds of icons.

    The bottom line is that this is not malicious nor suspicious. Just enjoy your phone!
    09-11-2022 08:45 PM
  15. belodion's Avatar
    I like the icon. I’m envious.
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    09-12-2022 01:11 AM
  16. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    @mustang7757 - If it's normal, why can't anyone show it to me on their phone? Haven't been able to find a single soul.
    I get this on my S20Fe all the time now.
    No big deal. Basically I take it as phone won't finish the restart until I unlock the device.
    Doesn't affect the functionality of my device.
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    09-12-2022 07:50 AM
  17. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    OH MY GOD! IT'S ON MY PHONE TOO!

    Luckily I found a way to protect against things like this using the lock screen wallpaper.
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    09-12-2022 08:37 AM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I figured it out -- that's a system notification that in its full form reads: "Phone restarted. Unlock your phone to get app notifications." You probably only see the icon because your lockscreen notifications are set to Icon Only instead of Details.

    This is my Galaxy A32 5G running Android 12.

    Can ANYONE tell me what this icon is? This Can NOT be good...-pxl_20220912_170721934.jpg
    09-12-2022 01:10 PM
  19. Javier P's Avatar
    The whole notification and the app that pushed it (System UI) can be seen in the Notification history, as I mentioned in my previous post.

    Can ANYONE tell me what this icon is? This Can NOT be good...-screenshot_20220912_142337.jpg
    09-12-2022 01:25 PM
  20. J Dubbs's Avatar
    OH MY GOD! IT'S ON MY PHONE TOO!

    Luckily I found a way to protect against things like this using the lock screen wallpaper.
    This should ease the OP's mind....and yours as well

    09-12-2022 01:30 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    I figured it out -- that's a system notification that in its full form reads: "Phone restarted. Unlock your phone to get app notifications." You probably only see the icon because your lockscreen notifications are set to Icon Only instead of Details.

    This is my Galaxy A32 5G running Android 12.

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    That doesn't matter on my Fold 4
    09-12-2022 01:54 PM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That doesn't matter on my Fold 4
    You mean it only shows the icon on the lockscreen regardless of settings?
    09-12-2022 01:55 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    You mean it only shows the icon on the lockscreen regardless of settings?
    Correct
    09-12-2022 02:22 PM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try solving this a while back but notifications it is greyed out under system apps and the package disabler pro allow to turn off but don't want system crash or no notification for other things .Can ANYONE tell me what this icon is? This Can NOT be good...-screenshot_20220912_142504_settings.jpg
    09-12-2022 02:29 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    Previous version you were able to turn off phone restarting toggle in my screenshot under notification but not anymore.
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    09-12-2022 02:31 PM
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