This very brief tutorial will show you how to remove the ‘new’ icon – often referred to as “that weird new icon” – from your Android notification bar. It’s the one that’s a lower case i inside of a circle with a line through it (the standard “strike” symbol).
- Long story short – that annoying new icon (as seen below) – simply means you have the Notification service turned off.
- It’s a “new” icon in that it was added with the release of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). To turn on Notifications (which will make the icon go away), open your Android Notification Bar, swipe to the Notification toggle-button and tap it.
- And now the “i” icon is gone!
- Now that you know what the icon is/means, you may want to disable Notifications and just ignore the icon, as the Notification service may not be something you actually want enabled most of the time. This of course depends entirely on your preference.