Your Apple Watch is charging.
Theatre Mode, or Theater Mode, is on. Silent Mode is also on, and the screen stays dark until you tap the screen, press a button or turn the Digital Crown. This mode also keeps the screen dark even when you use the Always On feature. To turn Theatre Mode off, open Control Centre and tap the icon.
When your Apple Watch connects to a Wi-Fi network instead of your iPhone, the Wi-Fi icon appears in the Control Centre.
Your Apple Watch with GPS + Cellular is connected to a mobile network. The number of bars indicates signal strength.
Your Apple Watch isn't connected to your iPhone. Move your devices closer together or turn off Airplane Mode.
Your Apple Watch with GPS + Cellular has lost connection to the mobile network.
Water Lock is on, and the screen won't respond to taps. Turn the Digital Crown to unlock your Apple Watch. The water drop icon appears only on Apple Watch Series 2 or later and Apple Watch SE. Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch (1st generation) aren't suitable for swimming. Find out about water resistance on your Apple Watch.
You received a notification. Swipe down on the watch face to read it.
An app on your Apple Watch has used location services.
Your Apple Watch is locked. Tap to enter the passcode.
Icons for active apps
With watchOS 5 and later, your Apple Watch shows active apps, like Walkie-Talkie or Phone , at the top of your watch face. Tap the icon to open the app. For example, if you're getting directions in Maps , the icon will appear at the top of the screen.
This appears when you use Workout. If you still see the Workout icon after you end your workout, restart your watch.
Tap to open Walkie-Talkie, where you can get in touch with friends instantly.
While audio plays, the Now Playing icon appears at the top of the screen.
This appears when you navigate with a third-party app. If you still see the navigation icon after you end your navigation, restart your watch.
With watchOS 7 and later, the microphone icon means your Apple Watch mic is listening. It appears when you're talking to Siri, recording a voice memo or using any app that activates the microphone, such as Handwashing or Walkie-Talkie.
If you're trying to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone again and the Apple Watch app on your iPhone asks you to tap the Info button , you need to connect your devices again. Manually pairing won't connect your devices again.