BlackBerry Status Indicator Icons And Their Meaning

Back in days, I remember how difficult it was to help a friend over the phone to clear all notification icons from her new BlackBerry Bold home screen. Many times, it’s tough for new BlackBerry users too learn all notification icons in few days. Well at that time, I didn’t have this post published else I could have send the link via email.

If you are a new BlackBerry user reading this post or sending a link to fellow new BlackBerry user, do keep in mind that following icon set belongs to the standard themes which are built in with all new BlackBerry devices. It may differ if you’re using custom theme. Also these indicators appear on the Home screen of your BlackBerry device or at the top of the screen in some applications. Depending on your device model and wireless service provider, some of these indicators might not appear.

Home Screen


Message list






Camera and video camera


Camera flash status




Battery power level


Do you see any missing icon from the above list? There is one which is not listed above. It appears when you press Menu Button while you are on active phone call and select Enhance Call Audio and then select Boost Bass or Boost Treble. Once you select any of these two, the icon will appear next time when you’re on voice call.


Stay tuned for the next post on all Application Icons on standard BlackBerry themes.

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  1. Daz

    Had same icon this morning. Eventually searched thru all folders and found in ‘Messages’ a BlackBerry ID update notice. Downloaded and installed and the little blighter’s gone!!

  2. Daz

    Had same icon this morning. Eventually searched thru all folders and found in ‘Messages’ a BlackBerry ID update notice. Downloaded and installed and it’s gone!!

  3. Kyle

    Sooooooooooo heplful thanks

  4. Rooney Blumthal

    I have a star icon on my blackberry curve and I do not know what it stands for….please update. Thanks

  5. Rebie Sasser

    Wonder why a symbol ( a dark green letter with pen across the letter ) with the words Becky Brown,vcf under contact list on my Blackberry Curve. I went to Sprint branch here and was asked if I could text that person and I did. At First no answer but after about five minutes I got reply with the same symbol with it. I checked your symbol list and it said ” draft message”. I do not understand that. That symbol has been under Beckys contact name the last three days. She and I have texted each other many times and suddenly the last three days the symbol showed up.

  6. gremlinthor

    I have a gold star icon on my phone. no indicators in menu. I have the blackberry curve 8520. what does this icon mean? I’ve searched and cant find anything


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