The status bar at the top of your iPhone 5 screen can display a lot of informative icons that tell you about certain features that are enabled or active on your device. Some of these, such as the battery icon, are fairly straightforward. But others can be a little more difficult to decipher, such as the icon that looks like a phone over a series of dots.
This icon in the image below is letting you know that the TTY option is turned on for your iPhone 5.
TTY is a feature that deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals need to enable on their iPhones so that they can use TTY machines. If you do not use such a machine, or do not know what it is, then you can follow our guide below to learn how to turn it off on your iPhone 5.
Our what does the paper airplane mean on iPhone article can provide information about one of the other iPhone status icons as well.
How to Turn Off TTY on an iPhone 5
As mentioned earlier, the TTY icon is visible because the option is enabled on your iPhone. It is a simple process to turn off TTY and remove the icon using these steps.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Phone option.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of TTY. You will know that it is turned off when there is not any green shading around the button, and the icon is gone from the top of your screen.
Are there other icons appearing at the top of your iPhone screen that you would like to identify, such as one that is just an arrow? This article will show you what the arrow icon is, plus teach you how to get rid of it.
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