Android Notification Icons

So, you’ve been using your Republic phone running Android and by now, you’ve probably started getting little notifications up in the top menu bar.

These symbols that the arrows are pointing to.
See those symbols at the top? Those are Android Material Icons.

But what do they all mean?!?! We can help. Check out the handy charts below to see a HUGE list of Android notification icons for Lollipop (click on each image to see a larger version). They’ll help you know the difference between when you missed a call and when you have a new voicemail. Or, when a friend posts a comment on your Facebook wall vs. when you have a new app download. Take a look:

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material-image-icons
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Now, you’re probably asking yourself: “How do I get all these notifications to stop?!”  It’s true, Android notifications can be really helpful, but if you’re like me, you’ve got dozens of apps and are super popular (joke – nobody calls me. I’m so lonely…) and you might not necessarily want your phone blowing up every other minute with a new notification. Be on the lookout for part II of our Android notification blog, where we’ll show you how to set specific apps to notify you only when you want them to. We’ll also explore which notification icons are different for Android KitKat. Meanwhile, for tips on how to interact with the notifications you do receive now, be sure to jump over to our Community for in-depth instructions. Enjoy!


*Icon charts courtesy of Phandroid.com

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20 thoughts on “Android Notification Icons”

  1. I see the star all the time. This icon chart above shows that means; grade.

    Well that doesn’t mean anything to me either. It’s especially useless since there appears to be nothing that can be done about it.

    What does it mean and what can I do with that information?

    1. I can answer that one! When you turn the volume up or down on your phone, you’ll see a menu pop up on your screen. The middle option is “priority” marked with a star. That means you have your phone set to only ring or make noise for priority calls, etc. You can change this by selecting “none” or “all” in that same popup menu.

  2. Would be cool if we had Lollipop. Seriously RW, stop rubbing it in. This sucks and you’re only making it worse with your fake excitement while ignoring the real issues. come on…

  3. Duh Still waiting for Lolippop and I got on board with RW back in the Defy days and upgraded to the Moto X when 1st available. Not much loyalty towards those who stood by You from the start !

    1. Oh there’s tons of loyalty, that’s why all our BETA members get a 10% lifetime discount on service! Unfortunately, when it comes to phone updates, there is a great deal that is out of our direct control when a product is created by 3rd parties. Lollipop is a great example. We know how important updates are to folks (we all use Moto X 1st Gen. phones ourselves). We were ready early with 5.0, but it got pulled from market for being so buggy. We started from scratch with 5.1, and each time we find a bug, it unfortunately has to go back through Sprint certification, which can take up to 4 weeks each time. Then – the Stagefright bug happened. Your security is most important, so our devs dropped what they were doing to start working on that security patch. Now that has started rolling out and they are back to work on 5.1 for everyone. We are committed to getting these updates out and communicating our progress. You can follow along with the most up to date timelines over in our Help Updates here: https://community.republicwireless.com/blogs/republic

      1. So while we can all pretty much appreciate Sprint for taking on the Republic Wireless cause, is there any way we might “leverage” for pushing certification through in a little more timely manner? I’m guessing that’s in the minutes, but just looking to hear a good official word 🙂

  4. So while we can all pretty much appreciate Sprint for taking on the Republic Wireless cause, is there any way we might “leverage” for pushing certification through in a little more timely manner? I’m guessing that’s in the minutes, but just looking to hear a good official word 🙂

  5. You are freaking killing me. People really care about the 400 icons that can be displayed? I pay no attention to the icons. Just slide down and see what’s there.

  6. You are freaking killing me. People really care about the 400 icons that can be displayed? I pay no attention to the icons. Just slide down and see what’s there.

  7. Does anyone know how to get rid of ‘assisted dialing’ ? HELP…. Wish there was a search engine for phone messages like that.

  8. These charts are just dandy, but I still don’t see what the “E” which is in front of my signal bar on republic 3 0 means. Does anyone know? What I do know is that this new service using t-mobile is very poor for me in most of my area….did MUCH better with sprint on my old moto x.

  9. I have an icon in my notifications bar that is a circle with a diagonal line through it. It is keeping some sounds from working. The Ring Volume control is greyed out, so the phone does not ring when a call comes in. Media Volume works fine. Alarm Volume control is visible but changes in it have no effect and make no sound. I over slept this morning because my alarm didn’t go off! Help!!

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