What is this icon?Support


  1. BigRoach

    BigRoach Well-Known Member

    Sorry I don't have a screenshot, but every once in awhile - usually in the morning - I see a small icon in the upper right, near the signal indicators, that looks like a phone handset with 5 or so small horizontal bars surrounding it. I can't find reference to it in the manual, and the verizon store rep said she thinks it "might" be the backup assistant. Anyone see this and have any ideas?

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  2. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    You can take screenshots without rooting the phone, power and home button.
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  3. BigRoach

    BigRoach Well-Known Member

    Yep - I just haven't had an opportunity to catch my phone when it's there and I'm coherent enough to do something about it... early morning + no coffee = no good!
  4. vzwuser76

    vzwuser76 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure, but I think that's for the sound setting, either silent or vibrate. Maybe it starts out on that and then after coming up fully it goes to the last setting it was at.

    It could also be no service, but IIRC that's a little x just above the signal meter.
  5. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

    Do you have a profile that sets your phone to vibrate at nite? Sounds like the you've just turned your volume down
  6. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    Are they curved bars? Sounds like the GPS is updating. Does it look like the bottom icon here?

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  7. BigRoach

    BigRoach Well-Known Member

    It isn't set on vibrate, and unfortunately no, it isn't in that list of icons, above. I still haven't been able to catch it when it's on-screen, and it isn't in the HTC manual... I'll post a screenshot as soon as I can.
  8. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Yea definitely try to catch it and let us know
  9. BigRoach

    BigRoach Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm sorry I can't post it - as I mentioned, I can't reproduce it (can't figure out what made it come up - but it's on the right side of the notification bar, so would seem to be system-related, and not from an application I've installed), and I haven't seen it in a few days. However, this is a rudimentary MS Paint drawing of what it looked like:

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  10. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest


    Wow, that's an odd looking notification. I can't say I've ever seen that one, then again you said you created it out of MS paint. I'll see if anyone I know has ever seen it.

    Oh and for the record, it looks like an alien space ship from the old Atari games I used to play with as a kid :p
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  11. jayochs

    jayochs Well-Known Member

    hahahaha what TX said. clearly, aliens are pinging your phone when it happens.
  12. oz0ne

    oz0ne Member

    Maybe it's for the TTY setting. I dunno, I turn on TTY and make a call but that icon doesn't show up.
  13. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I think you're right about that actually. It looks like it's a setting for the Hearing Impaired.

    OP, do you have any accessibility devices or have you ever had any accessibility devices installed (No need to answer here, just a question to ask yourself)? Maybe the phone is looking for that device that was once connected. I know they make some devices that attach to the phone that enable voice to text or some other accessibility option. If you've never had such a device installed then you may have a defective unit that's picking up the signal needed to register such a device has been installed.
  14. BigRoach

    BigRoach Well-Known Member

    Interesting thought, and I agree, it makes sense. I don't see an icon next to the TTY section in the manual, so I'm not sure if they have one that specifically shows when it's in use - but I did check and apparently, it was turned on on my phone, set to "Full". Although I haven't seen the icon since I initially posted, I certainly don't see it now - hopefully, that's the answer (and thanks, if so!).
  15. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    Wow, oZone really nailed this one.

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    which it is TTY under Settings>Call

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  16. BigRoach

    BigRoach Well-Known Member

    Agreed - good job! My drawing is close, but not the best, obviously - but I'm pretty sure that was it. Funny, too - if you google "htc tty icon" there are a couple threads about it on other forums (even one on howard from 2007, although that's actually for the iPhone); strange that HTC still isn't including a pic of it in the manual.
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