What do settings mean in my iPhone

Meaning of the status symbols on the iPhone

Cellular signalThe number of bars reflects the signal strength of the cellular service. If no cellular signal is received, the message “No Service” appears.

Signals for two cellular networksFor dual SIM models, the top row shows the signal strength of the line selected for cellular data. The signal strength of the other line is displayed in the bottom row. If no cellular signal is received, the message “No Service” appears. Open the Control Center if you want to see the status icons along with the respective cellular plan and the name of the carrier.

Flight modeAirplane mode is activated, i. That is, no calls can be made. Other wireless features may also be disabled. For more information, see Choose iPhone's travel preferences.

5GYour carrier's 5G network is available and your iPhone can access the Internet through this network (supported on iPhone 12 models, not available in all countries or regions). For more information, see the Apple Support article Using 5G with your iPhone.

5G +Your carrier's higher frequency 5G network is available, and iPhone can access the Internet through this network (supported on iPhone 12 models, not available in all countries or regions). For more information, see the Apple Support article Using 5G with your iPhone.

5G UWYour carrier's higher frequency 5G network is available and your iPhone can access the Internet through this network (supported on iPhone 12 models, not available in all countries or regions). For more information, see the Apple Support article Using 5G with your iPhone.

5G EThe 5GE.- Your carrier’s network is available, and iPhone can access the Internet through this network (supported on iPhone 8 and later models, not available in all countries or regions). For more information, see View or change cellular usage settings on iPhone.

UMTSDepending on your mobile operator, either the LTE or the 4G UMTS network (GSM) is available. IPhone can access the Internet through this network (not available in all countries or regions). For more information, see View or change cellular usage settings on iPhone.

LTEYour carrier's LTE network is available, and iPhone can access the Internet through this network (not available in all countries or regions). For more information, see View or change cellular usage settings on iPhone.

UMTS / EV-DOThe 3G UMTS network (GSM) or EV-DO network (CDMA) from your mobile operator is available and the iPhone can access the Internet via this network. For more information, see View or change cellular usage settings on iPhone.

EDGEYour mobile operator's EDGE network (GSM) is available and the iPhone can access the Internet through this network. For more information, see View or change cellular usage settings on iPhone.

GPRS / 1xRTTThe GPRS network (GSM) or 1xRTT network (CDMA) from your cellular provider is available and the iPhone can access the Internet via this network. For more information, see View or change cellular usage settings on iPhone.

WiFi callThe iPhone is set up for Wi-Fi calling. On the iPhone, the name of the wireless service provider is also displayed next to the icon. For more information, see Make calls on iPhone.

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESSThe iPhone is connected to the Internet via a WLAN. For more information, see Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.

Personal hotspotIPhone is connected to the internet through a personal hotspot on another device. For more information, see Join Personal Hotspot.

Notice of personal hotspotA blue bubble or bar indicates whether the iPhone is providing a personal hotspot or screen synchronization, or whether an app is actively using your location. For more information, see Share your Internet connection from iPhone.

Notice of callA green bubble or bar indicates that the iPhone is on the phone. For more information, see Make calls on iPhone.

Notice of admissionA red bubble or bar indicates that the iPhone is recording sounds or your screen. For more information, see Create a recording using Voice Memos on iPhone.

Notice of camera usageA green icon at the top of the screen appears when an app is using the camera. For more information, see How to measure your size with iPhone.

Note on microphone useAn orange icon at the top of the screen appears when an app is using the microphone. For more information, see Create a recording using Voice Memos on iPhone.

CarPlayThe iPhone is connected to CarPlay. For more information, see Connect to CarPlay on iPhone.

SynchronizeThe iPhone will sync with your computer. For more information, see Sync iPhone with your computer.

Network activityNetwork activities are taking place. Some third-party apps also use this icon to indicate an active process.

VPNThe iPhone is connected to a network via VPN.

Call forwardingCall forwarding is set up. For more information, see Set up Call Forwarding and Call Waiting / Brokering on iPhone.

TTYThe option "Software-RTT / TTY" or "Hardware-TTY" is activated. For more information, see Set up and use RTT and TTY on iPhone.

lockThe iPhone is locked. For more information, see Accessing Features from the iPhone Lock Screen.

Do not botherDo not disturb is enabled. For more information, see Set up Do Not Disturb on iPhone.

Alignment lockThe iPhone screen is limited to portrait orientation. For more information, see Change or lock the screen orientation on iPhone.

Location servicesAn object uses the location services. For more information, see Control Shared Location Data on iPhone.

Alarm clockAn alarm clock was set. For more information, see Set an alarm on iPhone.

Headphones connectedIPhone is paired with bluetooth headphones that are turned on and within range of bluetooth. For more information, see Set up and use Bluetooth headphones.

Bluetooth batteryThis symbol shows the battery level of a connected Bluetooth device.

batteryThis symbol shows the charge level of the battery in the iPhone. A yellow icon means that the power saving mode is activated. For more information, see Charging the Battery and Checking iPhone Battery Life.

Charging the batteryThis symbol indicates that the battery in the iPhone is being charged. For more information, see Charging the Battery and Checking iPhone Battery Life.

AirPlayAirPlay is activated. For more information, see Stream videos and photos wirelessly from iPhone to an Apple TV or smart TV.

voice controlVoice control is activated in Settings> Accessibility and Siri is ready for your requests. For more information, see Use voice control to interact with iPhone.

Siri Eyes FreeSiri is ready for your spoken requests in your car. For more information, see Use Siri in the car.