There are a lot of different statuses that your Apple Watch can enter. Many of these statuses are identified with the help of a small icon, although those icons can be less than helpful the first time that you see them. One such icon that you might notice is a blue half moon, or crescent moon.
That crescent moon indicates that your Apple Watch is in Do Not Disturb mode. That means that you won’t see any notifications or alerts on your Apple Watch until you choose to turn that setting off. Our guide below will show you how to change the watch’s Do Not Disturb mode setting from both the watch and your iPhone.
What is the Crescent Moon on My Apple Watch?
The steps in this article were performed on an Apple Watch 2, using the Watch OS 3.2 operating system. Note that these steps will allow you to remove the blue half crescent moon that is currently appearing at the top of your watch screen. You can also use these same steps later if you would like to enable Do Not Disturb mode on the device.
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of your watch face.
Step 2: Touch the half moon icon to turn it off.
If you are certain that you did not enable Do Not Disturb from your watch, then you might be wondering how it got turned on. It’s likely that you had either intentionally or inadvertently enabled Do Not Disturb from your iPhone, as that setting will be transferred to the watch if it is active on the phone. You can follow the steps below to see a quick way that you can disable or enable Do Not Disturb on your iPhone to toggle the blue half moon icon on both the phone and the watch.
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone screen.
Step 2: Touch the half moon icon to toggle Do Not Disturb mode on or off.
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