1. WPCentral Question's Avatar

    last night I updated my Lumia and now I have a little icon in the top left hand side of the screen that I've never seen before! it looks like a little white rectangle with three horizontal lines of different lengths. does anyone know what this is?!

    the other strange/ annoying thing that's happened is that my pictures live tile is showing photos that I don't have - they seem to be stock pictures, but they're not in my album. I've tried turning it off and on again, and doing a soft reset, and deleting the tile, but nothing's working...

    any suggestions?
    07-21-2014 03:40 AM
  2. thatuxguy's Avatar
    The icon in the too left is the mobile signal indicator.

    The images shown are by default. It slides through the images on your phone. As you start to take pics it will update with these instead.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-21-2014 03:44 AM
  3. veritylies's Avatar
    ah, i'm being silly - I didn't mean horizontal lines, I meant vertical.

    from left to right, I have my mobile signal strength, then my wifi connection, then this random icon. it looks a bit like an addressed envelope. I've gone through all the settings etc and cannot figure out what it is!!!

    regarding my photos - I have loads of pictures on my phone, none of these are showing up on my live tile, just these stock pictures that don't exist!!!

    sigh, updates.
    07-21-2014 04:02 AM
  4. pdelvo's Avatar
    The icon you Are talking about might be the vibration icon. It is visible if you have muted your phone but vibration is on. But this one isn't new
    07-21-2014 04:06 AM
  5. TaffyTuck's Avatar
    No it's your notification centre slide finger down to access all your notifications
    07-21-2014 04:11 AM
  6. veritylies's Avatar
    nope, it's not the vibration icon, they're not wavy lines. argh!
    07-21-2014 04:12 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar

    Read here for more information on the action centre

    Notifications and quick actions | Windows Phone How-to (United Kingdom)
    07-21-2014 04:17 AM
  8. Ganesh Venkat's Avatar
    That's the notification centre icon! Any notification you get and that icon should be showing up!! Just slide down the action centre and clear the notifications to get rid of the icon..imo its a very useful one at least to me xD
    07-21-2014 04:17 AM
  9. veritylies's Avatar
    thank you! that was driving me crazy! now just need to sort out the pictures and life is good again. 8-)
    07-21-2014 04:18 AM
  10. blackout2005's Avatar
    It's the notification icon, meaning app(s) have notification to check. Slide down the noti centre from the top of your screen and clear all of the noti, it should get rid of the icon. You can also go to setting and make changes as to which app can send noti.
    07-21-2014 04:20 AM
  11. Ganesh Venkat's Avatar
    thank you! that was driving me crazy! now just need to sort out the pictures and life is good again. 8-)
    Good luck mate!
    07-21-2014 06:06 AM
  12. thatuxguy's Avatar
    07-21-2014 06:42 AM
  13. itzkavin's Avatar
    07-21-2014 06:55 AM
  14. thatuxguy's Avatar
    That's the one lol
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    07-21-2014 01:45 PM
  15. Renie Price's Avatar
    As far as the pics are concerned. I have just found out if you put some of your favourite pics in the favourite folder only they will show on the start screen. Random pics were driving me mad too. 😠 Hope that helps 😉
    08-23-2014 02:10 AM
  16. Paul Taylor14's Avatar
    If you go to settings, applications, photos +camera . . . You can choose what album to display on you photos tile. . . . .
    09-16-2014 03:00 PM
  17. Anupal Kasyap's Avatar
    Hey! For the unknown pictures showing up on the live tile, they are the default pictures of windows phone. Delete the default pictures folder from your phone. It worked for me. Hope it solves your problem.
    10-15-2015 02:47 PM

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