What Do Status Icon Indicators Mean On Your iPhone 5s

Depending on the features enabled on the Apple iPhone 5s, different indicators may be displayed at different times. These icons in the status bar at the top of the screen give information about iPhone’s many features giving you the ability to know what’s working and what’s not. Following is a decoded list of the common indicators you will notice. Follow us on twitter and facebook for more helpful tips.

 

signal

Cell signal: You’re in range of the cellular network and can make and receive calls. If there’s no signal, “No service” appears. If you want to change the carrier logo next to the cell signal then check out our post here to get going.

 

airplane

Airplane mode: Airplane mode is on—you can’t make phone calls, and other wireless functions may be disabled.

 

lte

LTE: Your carrier’s LTE network is available, and iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. (iPhone 5 or later. Not available in all areas.)

 

4g

UMTS: Your carrier’s 4G UMTS (GSM) or LTE network (depending on carrier) is available, and iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. (iPhone 4s or later. Not available in all.)

 

3g

UMTS/EV-DO: Your carrier’s 3G UMTS (GSM) or EV-DO (CDMA) network is available, and iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network.

 

edge

EDGE: Your carrier’s EDGE (GSM) network is available, and iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network.

 

gprs

GPRS/1xRTT: Your carrier’s GPRS (GSM) or 1xRTT (CDMA) network is available, and iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network.

 

wifi

Wi-Fi: iPhone is connected to the Internet over a Wi-Fi network.

 

moon

Do Not Disturb: “Do Not Disturb” is turned on.

 

clip

Personal Hotspot: iPhone is providing a Personal Hotspot for another device.

 

sync

Syncing: iPhone is syncing with iTunes.

 

update

Network activity: Shows that there’s network activity. Some third-party apps may also use it to show an active process.

 

call-forward

Call Forwarding: Call Forwarding is set up.

 

vpn

VPN: You’re connected to a network using VPN.

 

keyboard

TTY: iPhone is set to work with a TTY machine.

 

screen-lock

Portrait orientation lock: The iPhone screen is locked in portrait orientation.

 

alarm

Alarm: An alarm is set.

 

gps

Location Services: An item is using Location Services.

 

bluetooth

Bluetooth

  • Blue or white icon: Bluetooth is on and paired with a device.
  • Gray icon: Bluetooth is on. If iPhone is paired with a device, the device may be out of range or turned off.
  • No icon: Bluetooth is turned off.

 

battery-bt

Bluetooth battery: Shows the battery level of a paired Bluetooth device.

 

battery

Battery: Shows the iPhone battery level or charging status.

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