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What is this P icon on my lock screen

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Re: What is this P icon on my lock screen

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Hi. Can you unlock the phone, and pull down the status bar? Doing so will reveal details for all notifications. 

 

The P is generally used by Android System (core process), so it could be an indicator for a number of things. For example it appears when a phone is connected to a PC, since the user has to manually pick alternate modes. 


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1776
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Bixby

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userx3aYaxZT1S
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Can it be removed or what exactly is its purpose 


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Android Pie.

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Android Pie.

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userx3aYaxZT1S
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Re: Android Pie.

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Is there a way for it to be removed what is its purpose 

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Re: What is this P icon on my lock screen

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Hi. Can you unlock the phone, and pull down the status bar? Doing so will reveal details for all notifications. 

 

The P is generally used by Android System (core process), so it could be an indicator for a number of things. For example it appears when a phone is connected to a PC, since the user has to manually pick alternate modes. 


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Re: What is this P icon on my lock screen

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Yes i am able to unlock the phone. Its jus weird because first i restart the phone and when it turns bk on it shows the the P icon. But after i unlock it the P icon is automatically gone. My boyfriend was questioning if had placed a tracker or some kind of spyware on the phone. I assured him i had no idea wht the icon was about thank you !

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Re: What is this P icon on my lock screen

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Hi @userx3aYaxZT1S, I hope you're doing well.

 

As my partner @Leinz stated, this is caused by the Android Core System. The reason this icon is there after the phone boots is to notify you that in order for the device to finish booting, you'll need to unlock it. This is part of the encryption process and clears once you enter your password.

 

I hope me and @Leinz have been able to help and provide you with the proper information you needed.

 

Take care!


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Its Pandora

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Its Pandora

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Re: What is this P icon on my lock screen

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@userx3aYaxZT1S 

 

Usually that icon shows up when an android pie update is finishing the update, in this case maybe when the device restarted a security update was installed, and when the device was on it was finalizing the update, the icon was there for indication as update was finished the icon disappeared. So it is nothing to worry about and everything must be fine.

 

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