This is what all the icons on the iPhone status bar mean

Are you seeing strange status bar icons on your iPhone? Or maybe you’re just curious to see the full list? Follow below for a complete overview of all iPhone status bar icons.

You probably know what most of the iPhone status bar icons mean, but there are some that you don’t see very often among the 27 icons in total. Check out the full list below to find one you’re not sure about, or boost your iPhone random knowledge.

This is what all the icons on the iPhone status bar mean

  • On iPhone 8 and earlier, you will see more status bar icons at the top of your screen
  • On iPhone X and later, you’ll see fewer icons in the status bar. Open Control Center to see them all (swipe down from the top right corner)

As detailed in an Apple support document, here is the full list of iPhone status bar icons:

 iPhone status icons mean signalYou are within range of your cellular network and can make and receive calls. If there is no signal, “No service” is displayed.

 iPhone status icons mean dual SIM signal

On your iPhone with Dual SIM function, you are within range of your cellular network and can make and receive calls. If there is no signal, “No service” is displayed.

 iPhone status icons mean LTE

Your operator’s LTE network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through this network. (iPhone 5 and later. Not available in all regions.)

Your operator’s 5G E network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through this network. Works with iPhone 8 and later. (Not available in all regions).

Your operator’s 4G UMTS (GSM) or LTE network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through this network. (Not available in all regions.)

our operator’s 3G UMTS (GSM) or EV-DO (CDMA) network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet via this network.

Your operator’s GPRS (GSM) or 1xRTT (CDMA) network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through this network.

Your operator’s EDGE (GSM) network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through this network.

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

Your iPhone is connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi.

 iPhone status icons mean VPN

You are connected to a network via VPN.

 iPhone status icons mean location

An app or website uses location services. A hollow means that an article can receive your position under certain conditions.

There is network activity.

Call forwarding is activated.

 iPhone status icons mean airplane mode

Airplane mode is on. You cannot make calls or use Bluetooth until you turn this setting off (unless you turn Bluetooth back on after turning on airplane mode).

 iPhone status icons mean TTY

Teletype (TTY) is activated.

Orientation lock is activated. Your screen will not rotate until you turn this setting off.

 iPhone status icons mean Do Not Disturb

Do not disturb is on. This setting silences calls, alerts, and notifications until you turn it off. The alarms will still sound.

Your iPhone syncs with iTunes.

 iPhone status icons mean locked

Your iPhone is locked with a password, Touch ID, or Face ID.

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

An alarm is set.

This icon indicates the battery level of your iPhone. If this icon is yellow, low power mode is activated. 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.

Your iPhone is charging.

Your iPhone is connected to CarPlay.

Apple also notes the meaning of the three different colors of the status bar:

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