Star Symbol Icon Meaning On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

In the crowded landscape of your Samsung Galaxy S8 status bar, you’ve just noticed a new symbol that appeared out of nowhere? It’s shaped like a star and it represents the “Interruptions Mode”. More exactly, it tells you that the Interruptions Mode is currently active.

Since this special mode will dictate what calls you can take and what notifications you can receive as long as it is enabled, according to some previous settings, if you never used this feature, you need to check it out right away!

You haven’t configured any kind of preferences and you don’t know anything about the default settings? You’ve used it before, but you don’t want it now and can’t remember what to do about it? Either way, the Priority setting of the so-called Interruptions Mode can be manually enabled or disabled. We’ll let you know in an instant how to make the star symbol go away and the Interruption Mode of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus turn off.


To disable the Interruptions Mode and get rid of the star symbol…

  1. Close all the other apps and stay on the Home screen of the device;
  2. Swipe downward the Notification Shade, with one finger;
  3. Tap on its top right corner, on the small gear icon, to launch the Settings window;
  4. Once you’ve accessed the general Settings of the device, look for a section called Sound & Notifications;
  5. In there, there’s an Interruptions option that you need to tap on.


That’s all it takes to deactivate the Interruptions Mode on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus. The star is now long gone and you can use the device without restrictions.


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