A whole lot of people like you and I sometimes wondered what the meaning of symbols, status icons that enjoys display on iPhone status bar along with the screen. Some of those little symbols can be a mystery even to the old iPhone users, while some make perfect sense. Although there are some obvious symbols like cell bar signal which if enable can change to numerical signal and the likes of battery, Wi-Fi, 4G, LTE indicators are self explanatory, but what is the meaning the little circle you sometimes see as well, the two interlinking circles, or even the moon icon and the little arrow that points up and right.
All these and many more will no longer be a mystery as Apple has provided in their official User Guide a nice little table to answer most our questions. This table consists of the various icons there meaning and for quick reference, the table is shown bellow.
List of iPhone symbols and meaning:
The inability of the user to take cognizance of the User Guide is because it’s a PDF, and some even don’t see it at first.
One of the major things to note in the table above is some of these icons have a bit overlap, on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch also, and the deference occur from whether the last two of the devices, that is, iPad and iPod touch has cellular capabilities or not. Although some of the icons changes a little in iOS 7, but Apple won’t abandon existing precedent and these changes are minor for the status icon to be well recognize by the users.
Other features that are not in the table above are;