How to Remove Key Symbols in Samsung Phones?

Are you seeing a key symbol or icon at the top of your smartphone or in the notification area on a Samsung smartphone? If so, in this read, you will learn how to remove key symbols in Samsung devices.

How to Remove Key Symbols in Samsung Phones?

Many users have reported that they see a key icon or symbol at the top of the phone, and after reading the article you will be able to get rid of the problem.

Disable VPN

You see the key symbol because your phone has VPN (Virtual Private Network) enabled on your Samsung device. Also, if you have not enabled it then it might be turned on mistakenly. Below are the steps to disable the VPN.

1. Open the Settings app on your Samsung smartphone.

2. On the settings page, click on Connections > More connection settings.

3. Tap on VPN then click on the gear icon next to the VPN which shows the connected state.

4. Finally, click on Delete VPN Profile and confirm it by tapping on Delete.

Done, you have successfully deleted your VPN profile and now you will not see the key symbol.

Restart Your Phone

If the above method does not work then you need to restart your phone as restarting the phone helps users in deleting the VPN profile fully. Hence, restart your device and your issue should be fixed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why is there a key symbol on my Samsung phone?

The key or lock icon is the symbol for the VPN service. It will remain within the notification bar when Safe Browsing or Virtual Private Network is enabled.

Q. How do I get the key icon off my phone?

If you want to remove the key icon or symbol from your phone then you need to disable or disconnect from the VPN network you are using.

Q. How do I disable the key symbol on my Samsung phone?

To remove the key icon from your Samsung phone, Navigate to the Settings app > Tap on Connections > Click on More connection settings > Choose VPN > Tap on the gear icon next to the connected VPN > Select Delete VPN profile > Confirm the deletion by tapping on Delete.

Wrapping Up: Remove Key Symbols in Samsung Phones

So, this was all about how you can remove key symbols or icons in Samsung phones. I hope you find this article helpful; if you did, share it with your friends and family.

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