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:

iPhone models with Face ID

iPhone models with Touch ID

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

About the status icons on your iPhone

To learn what an icon means, find it below.

5G icon
Your carrier’s 5G network is available, and your iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. 5G works with these iPhone models. (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 these iPhone models. (Not available in all areas.)

5G E icon
Your carrier’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 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.)

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.

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.)

GPRS icon
Your carrier’s GPRS (GSM) or 1xRTT (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.

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

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

Wi-Fi icon
You can use Wi-Fi calling. Your carrier 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 network.

Arrow icon
An app or website is using Location Services. A hollow arrow  means that an item may receive your location under certain conditions. A blue arrow  may appear when the app you’re using requests your location.

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.

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

Clock icon
An alarm is set.

Charged battery icon
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.

Vertical battery icon
The battery level of your paired Bluetooth device.

Hotspot icon
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, red, or purple 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 using Screen Mirroring, or an app is actively using your location.


You're on a call or your iPhone is providing a Personal Hotspot,*


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 and later, 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.

iPhone screen showing microphone on in status bar

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

iPhone screen showing camera on in status bar

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 Center

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