Halp! Unknown Mobile phone Android Notification Bar Icon
December 13, 2018 5:48 AM   Subscribe

I have a MotoG5S Mobile phone. It Runs Android 8.1.0 (Oreo) It is fully up to date and a icon keeps inconsistently showing up in my Notifications bar and I have no idea what it means.

Please Halp.

Icon can be seen here and is highlighted here on my imgur account.

I have looked through all the official Notification image charts I can find online and doesn't resemble any of them. No particular action seems to cause the icon to appear.
posted by Faintdreams to Technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is it a very abstract compass? See this app for example.
posted by teremala at 6:06 AM on December 13, 2018

It looks kind of like the icon for the Moto app.
posted by zamboni at 6:19 AM on December 13, 2018 [3 favorites]

When I have icons on the left of the notifications bar and swipe down, the menu shows a message from each icon. For example, right now I have five icons on the upper left of the notification bar, when I swipe down there are five messages corresponding to the five icons. Particularly for me right now are a calendar notification, fitbit sync service, weather, photos notification, and a remind app message. So, can you see a corresponding message if you swipe down?
posted by RoadScholar at 6:24 AM on December 13, 2018

Even if you can't see any additional information about the notification when you swipe down, you could try long-pressing the box containing that notification, which should then give you an option to stop that particular notification in future, as well as telling you which app it's from.
posted by pipeski at 6:31 AM on December 13, 2018

That's the icon for Moto Actions, the app that lets you implement commands by moving your phone in certain ways.
posted by cincinnatus c at 6:36 AM on December 13, 2018 [3 favorites]

Thanks everyone it was indeed the icon for the MOTO Actions App which has controls hidden quite deep in the settings.

I couldn't just click on it to see what it was because it kept appearing for a few seconds at random and I was never quick enough to screen-shot it until I updated Android and gained access to the no button screen-shot capability.

Thank you for helping me solve this.
posted by Faintdreams at 8:34 AM on January 3, 2019

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