Status icons and symbols on your iPhone

Learn what the status icons and symbols at the top of your screen mean. 

Where do you see status icons

Status icons appear in the status bar on your iPhone. On iPhone X and later, the essential icons appear in the top-left or top-right corner of the screen. If you don't see an icon, check Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner.

iPhone X and later

iPhone 8 and earlier

About the status icons

To learn what an icon means, find it below.
 


You’re in range of your cellular network and can make and receive calls. If there’s no signal, "No service" appears.

LTE icon
Your carrier’s LTE network is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. (iPhone 5 and later. Not available in all areas.)

4G icon
Your carrier’s 4G UMTS (GSM) or LTE network is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. (Not available in all areas.) 

3G icon
Your carrier’s 3G UMTS (GSM) or EV-DO (CDMA) network is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. 

E icon
Your carrier’s EDGE (GSM) network is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. 

GPRS icon
Your carrier’s GPRS (GSM) or 1xRTT (CDMA) network is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. 

Wi-Fi bars icon
Your iPhone is connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi icon
You can use Wi-Fi calling. Your carrier also appears next to the icon. 

arrow icon
An app or website is using Location Services. A hollow  means that an item may receive your location under certain conditions.

vpn icon
You’re connected to a network using VPN

phone icon
Call Forwarding
 is on. 

spinning wheel icon
There’s network activity. 

phone keyboard icon
Teletype (TTY)
 is on. 

Airplane Mode icon
Airplane Mode is on. You can’t make calls or use Bluetooth until you turn off this setting

moon icon
Do Not Disturb is on. This setting silences calls, alerts, and notifications until you turn it off. Alarms will still sound.

rotation lock icon
Orientation Lock is on. Your screen won't rotate until you turn off this setting.

lock icon
Your iPhone is locked with a passcode or Touch ID. 

spinning arrows icon
Your iPhone is syncing with iTunes

clock icon
An alarm is set. 


Your iPhone is paired with a wireless headset, headphones, or earbuds.


The battery level of your paired Bluetooth device.


This icon shows the battery level of your iPhone. If this icon is yellow, Low Power Mode is on. If this icon is red, then your iPhone has less than 20% charge.

battery with lightning bolt icon
Your iPhone is charging. 


Your iPhone is connected to the Internet through the Personal Hotspot of another iOS device.

CarPlay icon
Your iPhone is connected to CarPlay.

If you see blue, green, or red in the status bar

On iPhone X and later, the color shows as a bubble behind the time. On iPhone 8 or earlier, the color goes all the way across the status bar. Here's what each color means:
 


Your iPhone is either providing a Personal Hotspot or an app is actively using your location.*


You're on a call.


Your iPhone is either recording sound or your screen.

* For Personal Hotspot on iPhone 8 or earlier, you can also see how many devices joined your hotspot. personal hotspot icon appears in the status bar of iOS devices using Personal Hotspot.

About other icons in Control Center

Published Date: