Status icons on Apple Watch

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

green lightning bold   

Your Apple Watch is charging.

lock icon   

Your Apple Watch is locked. Tap to enter the passcode.

airplane icon  

Airplane Mode is on. Wireless features are off until you turn this setting off. You can still use other features on your watch.

moon icon   

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 Masks icon

Theater Mode, or Theatre Mode, is on. Silent Mode is on, and the screen stays dark until you tap the screen, press a button, or turn this setting off.1

red dot on watch face

red dot icon

You received a notification. Swipe down on the watch face to read it.

running icon

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

Audio icon

Tap Audio icon to switch the audio output between paired Bluetooth headsets, speakers, and accessories.

red iPhone icon   

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

green cloud icon

When your Apple Watch connects to a Wi-Fi network instead of your iPhone, green cloud icon appears in the Settings Glance.

water drop icon

Water Lock is on, and the screen won't respond to taps. Turn the Digital Crown to unlock your Apple Watch.2

water drop icon

Water Lock is on during a swimming workout. Press the side button and Digital Crown to pause your workout, then turn the Digital Crown.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 Info icon, you need to connect your devices again. Manually pairing won't connect your devices again. 

  1. On Apple Watch Series 2, you can also wake your watch by turning the Digital Crown.
  2. water drop icon appears only on Apple Watch Series 2. Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch (1st generation) aren't suitable for swimming. Learn about water resistance on your Apple Watch.
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