Galaxy S9 Circle With Dash Symbol – Meaning

Among the many symbols that can show up in the status bar of your Samsung Galaxy S9, there’s this circle with a dash. If you know its meaning, you can either sit back and relax or freak out wondering for how long it’s been active and what did you miss…


If you don’t know why you might freak out, you probably don’t know the meaning of this circle with dash on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. So, we’re going to make it clear for you: it’s the clue that the Do Not Disturb mode is active!

This mode was designed to let you block all kinds of potentially disturbing calls, messages, or notifications. And it comes with certain default settings, which means that… if you have never configured the Do Not Disturb mode but you have accidentally activated it, you currently don’t know what kind of notifications have been blocked.


This article isn’t about the Do Not Disturb mode in itself, but about what to do when you see that circle with dash symbol on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, assuming you don’t want to keep this non-disruptive mode on. Speaking of which, you will have to:

  1. Go to the Settings section;
  2. Look for the option labeled as Do Not Disturb;
  3. Find its dedicated controller labeled as Activate Now;
  4. And disable this mode with one tap;
  5. Before you leave the Settings, look for the Enabled as Planned option too and turn it off.


With the last step, you’re making sure that the mode won’t turn back on if it was also scheduled to do so, by mistake. That’s all for now, enjoy using the Samsung Galaxy S9 without worrying about the circle with dash symbol!

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