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The symbol in the top bar always shows the 4 bars, when WIFI is activated. Is this normal, or should it (as on iPhone) represent the WIFI strength?

  • You can see Wi-Fi strength only in Wi-fi option where you can set it on or off. – Vitor Canova May 17 '12 at 12:24
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This is normal - it does not represent the signal strength, but only whether it's active or not. (There's also an animation when it's attempting to connect to a WiFi network)

Edit

This behavior was changed in the Windows Phone 8.1. Now the WiFi signal on top of screen shows the power strength as in the WiFi settings menu.

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It will always be full when connected, regardless of signal strength. Here is a break down of the three Wi-Fi related icons in the status bar (full list of status icons):

Connected to a Wi-Fi network Connected to a Wi-Fi network. The icon is animated when your phone is trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

On but not connected Wi-Fi is turned on, but your phone isn't connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Shared connection Cellular data connection is shared with other devices over Wi-Fi.

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