The iOS status bar has numerous indications and, although it does not include as many settings as other operating systems, there are more than 25 different icons They give us extra information just by looking at the upper area of the device.
On the support page of Apple we have a complete guide with the meaning of all these icons and we will summarize it so that you know at all times the type of icons that appear in the status bar of your iPhone or iPad.
What does each iOS status bar icon mean
The iOS status bar is that top area where it appears on time, coverage and some other important things. In the iPhone is Face ID it is possible that many of these icons are hidden and that you can only see them when you activate Control center.
|It is the coverage icon, If there is no signal, “No service” will appear|
|It is the coverage icon that appears on iPhone with dual SIM|
|Your operator's LTE network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through that network|
|Your operator's 5G E network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through that network|
|Your operator's 3G / 4G network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through that network|
|Your operator's GPRS / EDGE network is available and your iPhone can connect to the Internet through that network|
|You can use Wi-Fi calls. Your operator also appears next to the icon|
|Your iPhone is connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi|
|You are connected to a network via VPN|
|An app or website is using Location|
|There is activity on the network|
|Call forwarding is activated.|
|Airplane mode is activated. You cannot make calls or use Bluetooth|
|Teletypewriter (TTY) is activated|
|Orientation lock is activated. Your screen will not rotate|
|Do not disturb option is activated. This setting silences calls, alerts and notifications|
|IPhone is syncing with iTunes|
|Your iPhone is locked with a code or with Touch ID|
|The iPhone is linked with headphones, whether wireless or not|
|There is an alarm set|
|This icon shows the battery level of your iPhone. If the icon is yellow, the Save Battery mode is activated. If the icon is red, the iPhone has less than 20% battery left|
|The battery level of the paired Bluetooth device.|
|The iPhone is connected to the Internet through Internet Sharing of another iOS device.|
|Your iPhone is charging|
|Your iPhone is connected to CarPlay|
|The iPhone has the Internet Share or Duplicate screen options enabled, or an app is actively using your location|
|You are on a call|
|The iPhone is recording sounds or the screen|
These are all the icons that may appear in the status bar of your iPhone, now if at any time you see an icon that you don't know what it is you can easily identify it. There are some we all know, but others have probably never seen them.