In the Moto G status bar, there are always a few icons depending on the features or apps you are using.
Normally, in the top left, there are notification icons. You usually get the corresponding notification messages.
In the top right, there are status icons. These icons indicates the system status, e.g., mobile network signal strength, WiFi status, battery level…
In this guide, to make it simple, we use notification icons or status icons to include all icons.
Most of the Moto G notification icons are straightforward for experienced Android users. But for new users, especially those who just switch to smartphones, occasionally, it is a bit difficult to under stand the meaning of these Moto G notification icons.
This Moto G how-to guide lists the most commonly encountered Moto G notification icons, and their meaning.
A trusted device is connected to your Moto G. This is a special feature in Moto G (and Moto X).
There is one (or more) missed call.
A new voicemail is arrived for your Moto G.
Moto Care help tips for Moto G. You can enable disable such notifications through Settings — Motorola Privacy — and turning on/off Moto Care. Once enabled, you can select what tips are shown
Google Play music is on.
Protect your phone. Once enabled, you can locate, lock, and even wipe your phone when you link it to a Google account and sign in at www.motorola.com/support. If you cleared this Moto G notification icon during initial settings, you can re-enable it through Settings–Security–Device Administrators. Then activate Motorola Device Policy.
Moto G notification icon indicates a screenshot was taken. You may check this guide on how to take screenshot on Moto G.
Moto G notification icon when alarm is active.
Something wrong with your Moto G when you see this Moto G notification icon.
Airplane mode is activated. Once you see this Moto G notification icon, your Moto G is disconnected from mobile network (no calls, no SMS, no mobile data). However, you can manually enable WiFi.
WiFi network in range, but your Moto G is NOT connected to any of them.
Mobile network signal strength. The bars in the icon indicate stronger signal. If the signal is too weak, the voice quality will degrade, and Moto G will consume more battery.
Battery is being charged. This Moto G notification icon appears when you connect Moto G to a charger. You’d better wait till the phone is fully charged before disconnecting from the charger. If you have any battery issue, you may check this guide on solving battery issues (it is for Moto X, but it works for Moto G as well).
Your Moto G is successfully connected to a WiFi network.
Emergency mode. This Moto G notification icon appears only when your Moto G is in emergency mode. Your Moto G cannot connect to the designated mobile network. If your Moto G enters this mode for no reasons, you can try to reboot your phone.
No SIM card. You need insert a SIM card or, the inserted SIM card is not valid. Please check this page on correct SIM card for Moto G and how to insert SIM card into Moto G.
Bluetooth is enabled, but your Moto G is not paired with any devcies.
Bluetooth is in use. When your Moto G is paired with any Bluetooth devices, Moto G will display this notification icon. Please check this guide on how to use Bluetooth to transfer files between Moto g and other devices.
Vibration mode is on. Check Moto G how-to guide on how to enter this silent mode.
Silent mode is on. Check Moto G how-to guide on how to enter this silent mode.
Sleeping mode is activated in Motorola Assist. Moto G will automatically silence all notifications during the hours you normally sleep, except for certain callers.
Meeting mode is activated in Motorola Assist. Moto G will check your calendar for events with others and helps you avoid interruptions during meetings.
Driving mode is activated in Motorola Assist. Moto G will measures your speed to detect if you are driving and help you stay focused by going hands-free and automatically playing your favorite music while driving.
One or more Google Play Store apps were updated on Moto G.
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For more Moto G online manual pages, please check this page.
For detailed step-by-step guides, please check Moto G How-to guides page.