Status icons and symbols on Apple Watch

Learn about the icons and buttons that appear at the top of your Apple Watch and in Control Center.

Apple Watch showing charging icon at the top of its screen

   

Your Apple Watch is charging.

Apple Watch showing the low battery icon at the top of its screen

Your battery is low. Learn how to charge your Apple Watch.

Apple Watch showing the Airplane Mode icon at the top of its screen

  

Airplane Mode is on. Wireless features don't work until you turn this setting off, but you can still use other features.

Apple Watch showing the Do Not Disturb icon at the top of its screen

   

Do Not Disturb is on. Calls and alerts won’t ring or light up the screen until you turn this setting off. Alarms will still sound. If you've set up another Focus on your iPhone — such as a Focus for when you're working — that icon appears here when the Focus is active.

Apple Watch showing the Theater Mode icon at the top of its screen

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 Theater Mode off, open Control Center and tap the icon.

Apple Watch showing the Wi-Fi icon at the top of its screen

When your Apple Watch connects to a Wi-Fi network instead of your iPhone, the Wi-Fi icon  appears in Control Center.

Apple Watch showing the cellular strength bars at the top of its screen

Your Apple Watch with GPS + Cellular is connected to a cellular network. The number of bars indicates signal strength. 

Apple Watch showing the disconnected icon at the top of its screen

Your Apple Watch isn't connected to your iPhone. Move your devices closer together or turn off Airplane Mode.

Apple Watch showing the cellular disconnected icon at the top of its screen

Your Apple Watch with GPS + Cellular has lost connection to the cellular network.

 

Apple Watch showing the Water Lock icon at the top of its screen

Water Lock is on, and the screen won't respond to taps. Press and hold the Digital Crown to turn off Water Lock. Learn about water resistance on your Apple Watch.

Apple Watch showing red dot notification icon at the top of its screen

red dot icon on Apple Watch

The red dot icon indicates that you've received a notification. Swipe down on the watch face to read it. Learn more about notificatons on your Apple Watch.

Apple Watch showing the blue arrow location icon at the top of its screen

An app on your Apple Watch has used Location Services recently. Tap the blue arrow to find out which app requested your location.

Apple Watch showing the blue lock icon at the top of its screen

Your Apple Watch is locked. Tap to enter your passcode and unlock.

Apple Watch showing Sleep mode icon at the top of its screen

Your Apple Watch is in Sleep mode. To exit Sleep mode, press and hold the Digital Crown. To turn off Sleep mode, swipe up to Control Center and tap the Sleep icon. If you've set up another Focus on your iPhone — such as a Focus for when you're working — that icon appears here when the Focus is active.

Icons for active apps

Your Apple Watch shows icons for some active apps, like Walkie-Talkie  or Phone , at the top of your watch face. Tap the icon to return to the app.

 

Apple Watch showing the Workout icon at the top of its screen

This appears when you use Workout. If the Workout icon  still appears after you end your workout, restart your watch.

Apple Watch showing the Walkie-Talkie icon at the top of its screen

Tap to open Walkie-Talkie, where you can get in touch with friends instantly. 

 

Apple Watch showing the Now Playing icon at the top of its screen

In watchOS 8 and earlier, the Now Playing icon  appears at the top of the screen when you're listening to audio on your Apple Watch. In watchOS 9 and later, this icon doesn't appear, but the app that's playing audio appears at the top of the Dock.

 

Apple Watch showing the navigation icon at the top of its screen

This appears when you navigate with a third-party app. If the navigation icon  still appears after you end your navigation, restart your watch.

Apple Watch showing the microphone icon at the top of its screen

The microphone icon  means that 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.

Apple Watch showing the Low Power Mode icon at the top of its screen

A yellow circle  means that your Apple Watch is in Low Power Mode.

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