Your Apple Watch is charging.
Your Apple Watch is locked. Tap to enter the passcode.
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.
Theater Mode, or Theatre Mode, is on. Silent Mode is on, and the screen stays dark until you tap the screen or press a button.1 To turn it off, open Control Center and tap the icon.
You received a notification. Swipe down on the watch face to read it.
This appears when you use Workout. If you still see after you end your workout, restart your watch.
Tap to switch the audio output between paired Bluetooth headsets, speakers, and accessories.
Your Apple Watch isn't connected to your iPhone. Move your devices closer together or turn off Airplane Mode.
When your Apple Watch connects to a Wi-Fi network instead of your iPhone, appears in the Control Center.
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is connected to a cellular network. The number of dots indicates signal strength.
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) has lost connection to the cellular network.
An app on your Apple Watch has used location services.
Water Lock is on, and the screen won't respond to taps. Turn the Digital Crown to unlock your Apple Watch.2
If you're trying to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone again and the Apple Watch app on your iPhone asks you to tap , you need to connect your devices again. Manually pairing won't connect your devices again.
- On Apple Watch Series 2 or later, you can also wake your watch by turning the Digital Crown.
- appears only on Apple Watch Series 2 or later. Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch (1st generation) aren't suitable for swimming. Learn about water resistance on your Apple Watch.