Guide to understanding iPhone status icons

Cell signal status icon

There are a number of status icons on the iPhone, each of which provide information. This short overview will provide you with a guide to the common icons and some which are not as familiar. The cell signal icon displays your current cellular signal and the strength of the signal. You want to see more bars on this display, which means better service for making and receiving calls. If you are outside of the range of your wireless carrier, the bars are replaced with “No Service”. When airplane mode is used when, you guessed it, you are using your iPhone when flying. The orange airplane mode icon indicates that the wireless capabilities, including Bluetooth are all disabled. In airplane mode, you cannot make … [Read more...]