Flashing Upload to Cloud icon on notification bar?

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"Android (operating system)"
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Desktop and mobile appliances
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I need help identifying a problem I've been having since I recently got a newer phone. Since I have a LG X Charge phone, I'm fairly certain it's also considered an andriod.

So the things is, there's this icon/ symbol that would randomly show up and disappear seconds later. Even flashing occasionally. It might be a "upload to cloud" icon; a cloud with an arrow pointing upwards.https://images.app.goo.gl/cdeLbivrBi4VT4F19 [Example]

I don't know what to do or what it means, I'm paranoid my phone is being spyed on. I'm not connected to any cloud as far as I know. My data provider is Sprint but I don't use their cloud either. Can someone explain or help me? I have found nothing so far to explain my situation.



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Mobile Phone, LG X Charge, Android
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  • ToddN2000
    Do you have your phone synced to any other devices? This may be why you are seeing that icon.
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  • carlosdl
    Most manufacturers add additional layers of software on top of Android, and many of them include different configuration options, which may include creating accounts on their servers to backup system settings and other similar things.

    There could also be some application you installed (or was pre-installed by the manufacturer) which is configured to backup or sync data for different reasons.

    I would start taking a deep look at all of the settings/configurations of the operating system, to see if something sounds like it could be sending data somewhere for some reason.

    If that doesn't help, I would review the settings and permissions of all applications, one by one, to find the culprit.
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  • ToddN2000
    A good example of what Carlos mentioned is this.A few games you may download from Google play or another site may back up your game progress so you won't lose your levels if you have to do a refresh of your device. 
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  • Tiana654
    I've yet to find out what's exactly why it keeps appearing. I went to reboot my phone but made the mistake of switching to the backed up version and is still having this issue.
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  • TheRealRaven
    It is syncing something to the 'cloud', but we have no way to know what (nor which 'cloud') without examining your phone.

    Provide a list of every app on your phone plus your phone's general configuration and settings, and we can see what stands out. Otherwise, contact your carrier's support group to see what they can tell you.
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