iPod touch - Status icons

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Status icons

The icons in the status bar at the top of the screen give information about iPod touch:

Status icon

What it means


Shows that iPod touch is connected to the Internet
over a Wi-Fi network. The more bars, the stronger the
connection. See “Wi-Fi” on page 100.

Network activity

Shows network activity. Some third-party apps may also
use this icon to indicate an active process.


Shows that iPod touch is syncing with iTunes.

Airplane mode

Shows that airplane mode is on—you cannot access the
Internet or use Bluetooth® devices. Non-wireless features
are available. See “Airplane mode” on page 100.


Shows that you are connected to a network using VPN.
See “Network” on page 103.


Shows that iPod touch is locked. See “On/Off button” on
page 10.


Shows that a song, audiobook, or podcast is playing. See
“Playing songs and other audio” on page 35.

Portrait orientation lock

Shows that the iPod touch screen is locked in portrait
orientation. See “Viewing in portrait or landscape
orientation” on page 20.


Shows that an alarm is set. See “Setting alarms” on
page 89.

Location Services

Shows that an app is using Location Services. See
“Location Services” on page 102.


Blue or white icon: Bluetooth is on and paired with a
device, such as a headset. Gray icon: Bluetooth is on and
paired with a device, but the device is out of range or
turned off. No icon: Bluetooth is turned off or not paired.
See “Bluetooth devices” on page 31.

Bluetooth battery

Shows the battery level of a supported paired Bluetooth


Shows battery level or charging status. See “Charging the
battery” on page 32.

* The use of certain accessories with iPod touch may affect wireless performance.


Chapter 1

iPod touch at a Glance