I noticed when I was checking a notification the other day that even when I was using 4G or LTE data, my phone just showed the Wi-Fi symbol, even when I turned Wi-Fi fully off. I am on an iPhone 5.

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    Have you tried a restart?
    – Munesawagi
    Jun 12, 2016 at 19:08
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    And screenshot of top of home screen plus what you see in settings app might help.
    – bmike
    Jun 13, 2016 at 0:01

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I just noticed the same thing. I see the 5 bars then my carrier then where I would normally see LTE, 3G etc I see the wifi symbol. When wifi is turned off that symbol grays out. It used to go away. I can no longer tell if I am on LTE or a lesser signal.

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