The status icons

Status icons at the top of the screen give you information about Apple Watch:

Notification icon
You have an unread notification. Swipe down on the watch face to read it.
Charging icon
Apple Watch is charging.
Low battery icon
Apple Watch battery is low.
Lock icon
Apple Watch is locked. Tap to enter the passcode and unlock.
Water Lock icon
Water Lock is on, and the screen doesn’t respond to taps. Turn the Digital Crown to unlock. (Water Lock is available for Apple Watch Series 2 and later only.)
Do Not Disturb icon
Do Not Disturb is turned on. Calls and alerts won’t sound or light up the screen, but alarms are still in effect.
Airplane Mode icon
Airplane Mode is turned on. Wireless is turned off but non-wireless features are still available.
Theater Mode icon
Theater Mode is turned on. Apple Watch is silenced and its display won’t light up when you raise your wrist.
Workout icon
You have a workout in progress. To end the workout, see Start your workout.
No cellular icon—Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) only
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) has lost the connection to a cellular network. See Use Apple Watch with a cellular network—Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) only.
Disconnected iPhone icon
Apple Watch has lost the connection with its paired iPhone. This happens when Apple Watch isn’t close enough to iPhone, or when Airplane Mode is enabled on iPhone. For more information, see the Apple Support article If your Apple Watch isn’t connected to your iPhone.
Connected iPhone icon
Apple Watch is connected to its paired iPhone.
Location indicator
An app on Apple Watch is using location services.
Wi-Fi icon
Apple Watch is connected to a known Wi-Fi network.
Wireless activity icon
There’s wireless activity or an active process happening.
Background audio recording icon
Audio is recording in the background.
LTE icon
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is connected to a cellular network. The number of dots indicates signal strength.

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