The i icon on Apple Watch signifies something important. So, unless this concept is clearly explained and universally understood, the chances of misunderstanding it is quite high.
What is the ‘I’ icon on an Apple Watch?
The possible explanations for the i icon on Apple Watch aren`t difficult to find or hard to guess by sight. Still, if you don’t know what it means, we’ll help you out. The ‘i’ icon that appears as a mysterious dot in the corner of an Apple Watch screen is mostly used for finding the information related to your digital timepiece. Most importantly, it used to pair or re-pair an Apple Watch to an iPhone.
As the screen size of the Apple Watch display is smaller than that of the iPhone, Apple prefers to use icons and symbols to denote the features and functions of the Watch instead of text.
Some of these icons (charging, Do Not Disturb, Airplane Mode) are so powerful and universal that we instantly recognize what they represent without any need for their explanation. That may not be the case with the Info icon!
Where is the “i” icon on Apple Watch?
The Infor or ‘i’ icon becomes visible during the pairing process (when you bring the Watch and iPhone nearby or center the watch face in the viewfinder on your iPhone). It’s displayed as a lowercase ‘i’ inside a circle on the pairing screen. You can tap it to get more information across different software applications.
The location of this icon remains consistent for a reason. The constant change in the position of the icons can confuse users. However, if the position of the icons is kept constant users face no difficulty in spotting them even when the icon design is changed.
How to find i icon on Apple Watch?
- Turn on your Apple Watch.
- Allow the Apple logo to appear.
- Tap the Continue button upon seeing the Use your iPhone to set up this Apple Watch message.
- Choose the Set Up for Myself option.
- Keep Watch and iPhone nearby with Bluetooth turned ON.
- The I icon should appear.
- Position the watch face in the viewfinder on your iPhone.
- Wait for your Apple Watch to pair and the confirmation message to appear.
- Tap the ‘I’ icon to get more information.
Let’s cover the above steps in a bit more detail!
How do i know if my Apple Watch is pairing?
Press and hold the side button of your Apple Watch to turn it On. An Apple logo should appear.
When seen, pause for a few seconds or minutes until the ‘Use your iPhone to set up this Apple Watch’ message appears on your iPhone. Tap Continue thereafter. When you find your watchlisted, tap Set Up for Myself. Or choose the Set Up for a Family Member option. Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close nearby to complete the pairing. An animation screen should appear.
Center the watch face in the viewfinder on your iPhone.
You should see the lowercase ‘i’ inside a circle on the pairing screen, indicating the Apple Watch is pairing. After pairing, you can tap it to get more information across different software applications.
Can’t find i icon on Apple Watch?
When you don’t see the “i” icon, unpair or erase the watch first and then try to pair it again, manually.
Hope that makes sense!