28-08-2022 09:43 AM in
hi I have small black dot that kept appearing then disappearing but now it's always there even when reseting to factory settings. I read it could be someone tracking my device. Is that true or does anyone know what is it? I have a samsung a21s.
28-08-2022 10:40 AM - last edited 28-08-2022 10:40 AM
26-12-2022 07:51 PM in
Thank you thank you! I have been so suspicious of this black dot ever since it showed up about 6 mos ago. Nobody could tell me what it was, and then I read this! So simple I feel silly, had to laugh at myself. Thank you!
19-04-2023 11:59 AM in
As far as I can tell, Richmar83 is correct - at least as regards the OP's screenshot. It's the Notification overflow indicator.
Some screenshots from when I adjusted the options in my UK S10's Settings > Notifications > Advanced settings > Status bar > Show notification icons:
'3 most recent':
'Number of notifications only':
That dot on the top left only appears for me when '3 most recent' is selected. (It's white in my case because I have my phone in Dark Mode.)
Try adjusting those options, and share if they have an effect on the dot or not for you.
23-05-2023 05:18 AM in
I don't know whats happened to mine but a black circle in the top centre of my Samsung s21 after a year has suddenly appeared. Nothing to do with notification setting I've tried everything. I'm finding it a bit unsettling and i can't find any answers. Can't even screenshot it as it doesn't show when I do.
23-05-2023 10:12 AM in
Hi @Holds333 ,
In the Phone dialer dial *#0*# using the keypad. Should bring up a Test screen with various hardware test options. Does the black circle appear when you tap into the Red, Green, or Blue?
(Press the back button twice to exit the Test screen to get back to the dialer, and exit from there as normal. You can also test the touch screen through the Members app > Support > Phone diagnostics > Touch screen.)