Status icons and symbols on your iPhone

Find out 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:

iPhone models with Face ID

iPhone models with Touch ID

If you can't see an icon, check Control Centre by swiping down from the top right-hand corner.

About the status icons on your iPhone

To see what an icon means, find it below.

5G icon
Your network provider’s 5G network is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. Works with iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. (Not available in all areas).


Your carrier’s 5G network with higher frequency is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. Works with iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. (Not available in all areas).

5G E icon
Your network provider’s 5G E network is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. Works with iPhone 8 and later. (Not available in all areas).

LTE icon
Your network provider’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.)

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

4G icon
Your network provider’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.)

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

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


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

dual SIM with mobile service icon
On your iPhone with Dual SIM capability, you’re in range of your mobile network and can make and receive calls. If there’s no signal, "No service" will appear.

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

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

VPN icon
You’re connected to a network using VPN.

VPN not connected icon
You're no longer connected to a VPN.

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

spinning wheel icon
There’s network activity. 

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

rotation lock icon
Orientation Lock is on. Your screen won't rotate 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.

spinning arrows icon
Your iPhone is syncing with iTunes

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


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

clock icon
An alarm is set.


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


The battery level of your paired Bluetooth device.


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

battery with lightning bolt icon
Your iPhone is charging.

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


Your iPhone is either providing a Personal Hotspot,* Screen Mirroring 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.

If you see orange or green indicators in the status bar

With iOS 14, you might see an orange or green indicator in the status bar on your iPhone. These indicators appear when the microphone and/or camera are being used by an app.

An orange indicator  means the microphone is being used by an app on your iPhone.

A green indicator  means either the camera or the camera and the microphone are being used by an app on your iPhone.

About other icons in Control Centre

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