Samsung Captivate Odd Icon

Master

Samsung Captivate Odd Icon



I've noticed a strange icon on the top drop-down box of my screen lately. It looks like two arrows circling each other, located right next to the vibrate icon. It started happening about two weeks ago, and I figured I should ask because I have no idea what it means. I haven't changed any settings that I know of to make the icon diasppear. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Professor

Re: Samsung Captivate Odd Icon

That looks like the GMail sync icon.

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Master

Re: Samsung Captivate Odd Icon

Are you able to see it clear enough? The image looks a little distorted from when I uploaded it from my phone...

As far as GMail goes...I usually access my GMail account when Wi-Fi is turned on. My Captivate is a prepaid GoPhone, so it cannot allow 3G data access, either...

Would you or anyone else have any idea on how to disable it?

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Professor

Re: Samsung Captivate Odd Icon

Go into Settings, Accounts and Sync, and check the settings. If the sync icon is green, it's turned on.
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Master

Re: Samsung Captivate Odd Icon

Background data is enabled.
Auto-sync is disabled.

For account management, my GMail account is set to sync OFF.

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Master

Re: Samsung Captivate Odd Icon

That was the sync icon, but it syncs more than just your gmail account. It can sync, contacts, weather, Google+, Google Music, calendar, and many other things.

If the data connection (wifi or cellular) is off for quite a while, the phone will likely try to sync when it is connected to a network again. That is usually the only time when I see the icon myself. After the phone has been off network for several hours.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Master

Re: Samsung Captivate Odd Icon

Hmm. Well, I guess that's it, then. Although it doesn't solve the mystery completely as to what in particular is being synced, at least I know what it means, now.

Thank you both for your help. Smiley Happy

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