Indicator icons


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The icons displayed at the top of the screen provide information about the status of Galaxy S4. The icons listed in the table below are most common.

The icons incluide No signal, Signal strength,Roaming (outside of normal service area), GPRS network connected, EDGE network connected, UMTS network connected, HSDPA network connected, HSPA+ network connected, LTE network connected, Wi-Fi connected, Bluetooth feature activated, GPS activated, Call in progress, Missed call, Air gesture feature activated, Smart screen feature activated, Synced with the web, Connected to computer, No SIM or USIM card, New text or multimedia message, Alarm activated, Silent mode activated, Vibration mode activated, Flight mode activated, Error occurred or caution required and Battery power level



  1. “The icons listed in the table below are most common” SO where are the rest??

  2. So how do we find our region and the other icons we have??????????????????????

  3. I think the little arrows at the top of the screen are open windows, but I don’t know how to get to the screen that shows what windows are open? new to this phone….thanks

  4. nope no notifications. sometimes I have no arrows and sometimes up to 6??

  5. Anonymous says:

    they are small arrows at top left of screen and they all point down.

  6. Anonymous says:

    so should I just ignore them?? any suggestions?

    • If it is downloading icon, you should have something in the notification area.

      It can also due to some failed downloading. In this case, a reboot will clear the icons.

  7. snow bunny says:

    I have many more icons then listed. One with two pages up and 13 others.. how Dow I get them off and what does it mean?

    • There are usually notifications that tell you what they are. You can tap and hold each notification to get the app info. You can disable notifications for individual apps.

      The list here is most commonly encountered system icons. Each third party app may have it’s own notification icon.

  8. My icons of sound, wifi and data have disappeared on top of my screen. What is the problem and how can I solve this.

  9. Mariola Ramirez says:

    My phone turns blackout. Totally no vision on the front panel. But able to receive messages and incoming calls. But no access to the screen! What should i do?

    • You should backup the phone to the pc if you can.

      Did you try to reboot the phone by pressing and hold the power button?

      Anyway of the screen cannot be turned on, you have to visit local Samsung service center to check the phone.

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