What is the Clock Icon at the Top of My iPhone Screen?

The status icons at the top of the iPhone screen let you know about the state of your device. It can tell you about your remaining battery life, whether Bluetooth is turned on, or if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. But there are other icons that can be difficult to understand, so you may find yourself wondering about the clock icon at the top of your screen.

This icon lets you know that there is an active alarm clock set on your phone, which will go off at the specified time. The icon we are talking about is the one pointed out in the image below.

example of clock icon

You can make this icon go away by turning off any alarm that is currently turned on.

You might also be wondering why is there a moon on my iPhone if you are also seeing a half moon icon in the status bar at the top of the screen.

The Clock Icon at the Top of the iPhone 5 Screen

If you are seeing the clock icon in the status bar at the top of your iPhone screen, then you have an alarm that is set to go off on a specific day each week, or that is set to go off in the next 24 hours. If this is not your intention, then you can follow our steps below to learn how to turn off an iPhone 5 alarm. Note that the goal of the steps below is to remove that clock icon, so you will be turning off every alarm that is currently active on your iPhone.

Step 1: Tap the Clock icon.

tap the clock icon

Step 2: Select the Alarm option at the bottom of the screen.

tap the alarm option

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of any alarm that has green shading around it. Once all of your alarms are turned off, the clock icon will disappear from the top of the screen.

turn off all the alarms to get rid of the clock icon

If you forget how you initially set that alarm, or if someone else did it for you, then you might be wondering how to set an alarm. This article can show you how.

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