How to Remove Key Symbol in Samsung

How to Remove Key Symbol in Samsung?
How to Remove Key Symbol in Samsung?

Samsung is a popular and leading consumer electronics manufacturer which sells smartphones under Galaxy branding. Are you tired of seeing a key symbol at the top of the phone or in the notification area and not being able to remove it? If so, in this read, you will learn how to remove the key symbol in Samsung devices.

How to Remove the Key Symbol in Samsung?

Samsung phone users have reported on different social websites that they are seeing a key icon on the top and are not able to get rid of it even after restarting the phone. In this article, we have added the steps by which you can remove the symbol on your phone.


The key icon appears on the top of the phone because you have enabled VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your device which means that you are browsing safely. Hence, in order to get rid of the problem you need to turn off or disconnect VPN. Follow the below steps to do so.

1. Open the Settings app on your Samsung phone.

2. Click on Connections on the settings page.

3. Scroll down and tap on More connection settings.

4. On the next screen, tap on VPN.

5. Click on the gear icon next to the VPN which is connected.

6. Tap on Delete VPN Profile and confirm it by tapping on Delete.

Once you do, you will not see the key icon at the top of the notification bar.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the Key icon or symbol in my Android phone?

The key icon on the Android phone (in most cases, on Samsung phones) is a symbol for VPN service. It will remain within the notification bar when Safe Browsing is enabled.

Q. How do I turn off the key icon on my Samsung phone?

In order to turn off or remove the key icon from your device, you need to remove the VPN profile on your Samsung phone. To remove, go to Settings app >> Connections >> More connection settings >> VPN >> tap on the gear icon next to the VPN >> Delete VPN profile >> Delete.

Conclusion: Remove Key Symbol in Samsung Phone

So, these are the ways by which you can fix or remove key symbols in Samsung phones. I hope you find this article helpful; if you did, share it with your friends and family.

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