Have you ever had an experience while using your iPhone, where you start to see unrecognized icon on one of the top corners of your iPhone screen. And have you ever had the experience of wondering how to remove those icons, since yo do not seem to know where is their off switch? This is the primary idea why we have decided to create the iPhone System Icons list, which will show you exactly what the icons on your iPhone mean so that you can know how to turn them off. Similar to the Android System Icons list we made, we have decided to explain what these icons appearing on your iPhone mean so that you can decide whether they are important or no. Let us start!
Note! Keep in mind that since the number of these is huge, we have focused on the main ones, since this will help you understand them better. If you still see an unfamiliar icon, you can write us a comment below this article and we will strive to respond as fast as possible.
would get an unfamiliar icon on either the top right or top left corner of your screen which cannot be removed? This is the main reason why we have decided to create the following article and explain to you what is appearing on your smartphone or tablet so that you can decide whether or not the notifications they represent are important or not. Let’s begin!
Bear in mind that since the number of those is vast, we will focus only on the most unrecognizable ones, to help you understand them.
The iPhone System Icons
To better help you navigate through the icons, we have separated them in different categories, just like demonstrated on Apple Developer page.
iPhone Status Bar Icons
These are the main ones that appear on your status bar. They have been designed to help you gain quick access to information.
Cellular Sign iPhone Icon
Probably the most popular iPhone icon, aiming to show you the quality of the service of your cellular network and wether or not you can make calls. If there is no signal, the words “No Service” start to show.
LTE iPhone Icon
This icon basically means that a newer and faster LTE network is currently in use by your iPhone and it can connect to the web via this network. It appears on newer iPhones from 5 above and is not usually available everywhere.
Arrow Pointing Up and Right iPhone Icon (Location)
This arrow basically means that some app or a site is using your Location. If the icon is hollow and only has the borders on it, this means that the location sharing is limited to only some conditions being met.
Airplane Mode iPhone Icon
This is the Airplane Mode, which if seen, means that you cannot use wireless tech on your iPhone, like cellular network or Bluetooth. Like it’s icon suggests, it is best activated on an airplane, during flights.
Half Moon iPhone Icon
This means that the Do Not Disturb function is currently switched ON. The setting stops calls, alerts and various notifications from making sound. On the contrary, alarms still make sound.
Horizontal Battery Icon
The icon for the battery level of your iPhone. This icon can turn yello or red. If it is yellow, then your iPhone switches to Low Power mode. If it is red, then you have less than 20% of battery charge left.
If your iPhone is X and later, then your digital clock can be colored with blue, green and red.
If the color is blue, then your iPhone is currently using personalized hotspot, screen mirroring or an app is tracking your location.
If the color is green, then you are currently on call.
If the color is red, then your iPhone is currently recording your screen.
iPhone Icons List – Conclusion & Tips
We really hope that this list will help you find the icon you are looking for. If the icon you see is not on this list, make sure to upload a screenshot of the icon and send a link to it in the comments below. This will help us see which is the icon and we will try the best we can to help you determine what is the icon you are looking for.
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