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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused What is this ICS Icon?

I updated my Note to ICS and now I have a mysterious icon I cannot figure out...

Okay well I can't post a picture due to the forum restrictions so I will do my best to describe the icon that is in my notification bar:
  • It is a N with a blue wifi symbol on the bottom left-hand corner of it (hiding part of the N)
  • It is right-aligned in my notification bar (meaning right next to my "silent mode" icon and network bars, etc)
I have no idea what this icon is for or what functionality it serves - I can't find a setting to toggle it on or off. Does anyone know what it is or what its for?

Any info will be great! Thanks!

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Old July 16th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Found it!

It is the icon for NFC (the sharing of stuff between phones by tapping them together)

For anyone else confused, you can turn it on/off by:
Settings -> Wireless and Network -> More... --> NFC toggle

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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't have an NFC setting on my Note?
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Neither do I. Is this on 4.04?
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International version of the Note (N7000) says 'NFC Optional' according to GSM Arena. The North American Version (i717 w/ LTE) has NFC. I don't have any experience with the international version so I can't speak to the truth of those specs. Do some of the international Notes have NFC an some not?
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Old July 18th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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As far as I know the international Note lacks NFC capability, although you can add it by purchasing extra hardware that plugs into the sd card slot. Not that I have, since I have not found a need for the feature.

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