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Shield Icon On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

Have you noticed the small shield icon in the status bar for your Samsung Galaxy S8. Most users may not notice this feature, but every now and then you may see the feature popping back up in the status bar. We have explained what the small shield status bar icon is below.

Whenever the shield status bar icon can be seen, the device is prompting you to update your security guidelines. Follow the steps below to remove the shield.


Shield Icon On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

  1. Drag the status bar open to see the shield option.
  2. Tpa the shield protection symbol and the security guidelines for your Galaxy S8 will be updated. If your device is set to update security policies automatically, then tapping the shield icon will simply prompt you that your security policies have already been updated.
  3. It’s important that you update your security policies as soon as the shield icon appears in your status bar. Once updated, you’ll be at less risk of downloading an app that could pose a threat to your device.


Hopefully this has helped explain to you what the Galaxy S8 shield icon is and why it appears in the status bar.

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