1. nuraman00's Avatar
    In the past week or so, for about a second when I'm unlocking my screen, I see 3 tiny circles in the top bar, in the upper left corner. They disappear after less than a second.

    The circles are almost forming a triangle shape, but not quite.

    They are next to other icons, such as the square which indicates an unread text message, etc.

    I've never seen this multi circle icon before.

    I am on Android 6.0.1.

    I am not sure if they only appear when I unlock my phone and have a notification, or if they appear every time I unlock my phone. I haven't been able to figure out any consistent pattern. I think I see it almost every time now when I unlock it, but not exactly 100% of the time.
    09-17-2020 04:53 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The next time you see it, get a screenshot and show it here.
    09-17-2020 06:23 PM
  3. nuraman00's Avatar
    The next time you see it, get a screenshot and show it here.
    I'll try. It disappears in less than a second, so it's hard.
    09-17-2020 06:31 PM
  4. nuraman00's Avatar
    I tried several times today to take a screen shot. But it disappears too quickly right after I unlock my phone.

    Is there somewhere where I can see a list of all possible icons that could appear up there?
    09-18-2020 06:01 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is there somewhere where I can see a list of all possible icons that could appear up there?
    That's difficult, because the icon could be due to the system, the carrier, or some 3rd party app.

    Can you take a short video of the phone screen when you're waking it (using a different device to take the video, of course), then share the video?
    09-18-2020 06:17 PM
  6. nuraman00's Avatar
    The thing I circled in blue.

    New multi circle icon when unlocking screen?-cc9cu9o.jpg
    09-18-2020 08:22 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    The thing I circled in blue.

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    That looks like the Google Assistant icon.
    09-18-2020 08:27 PM
  8. nuraman00's Avatar
    What is it trying to do? And how do I turn it off?

    I haven't seen it before at all, up until this week.
    09-18-2020 08:47 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    What is it trying to do? And how do I turn it off?

    I haven't seen it before at all, up until this week.
    Force stop the google app
    09-18-2020 09:17 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What is it trying to do? And how do I turn it off?

    I haven't seen it before at all, up until this week.
    Could be checking your Google account for any reminders or other notifications. Nothing shady going on.
    09-18-2020 10:40 PM

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