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General What is this ICS Icon?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CeruChick, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. CeruChick

    CeruChick New Member
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    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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  2. CeruChick

    CeruChick New Member
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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

    :D
     
  3. Pinmac1

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    I don't have an NFC setting on my Note?
     
  4. sgtbilko80

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    Neither do I. Is this on 4.04?
     
  5. zc1

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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?
     
  6. touringhaggis

    touringhaggis Well-Known Member
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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.

    Regards,
    Eric Ritchie.
     

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