What the I icon on Apple Watch Series signify?

July 8, 2021

The I icon on Apple Watch signifies something important that most users may not necessarily be aware of. So, unless this concept is discussed thoroughly and universally understood, chances are even some tech pundits can get it wrong.

What is the ‘I’ icon on an Apple Watch?

The possible explanations for the i Icon on Apple Watch isn`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 time piece and primarily 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 the need for any words. That may not be the case with the Info icon and hence, the explaination!

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Where's 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 is kept consistent for a reason. It has been found that when icons keep changing position, even if the icon design remains the same, users can get confused. As opposed to this, when the icon design is changed but its location remains unchanged or stays in the same place, users don’t tend to notice.

How to find i icon on Apple Watch?

  1. Turn on your Apple Watch.
  2. Allow the Apple logo to appear.
  3. Tap the Continue button upon seeing the Use your iPhone to set up this Apple Watch message.
  4. Choose Set Up for Myself option.
  5. Keep Watch and iPhone nearby with Bluetooth turned ON.
  6. The I icon should appear.
  7. Position the watch face in the viewfinder on your iPhone.
  8. Wait for your Apple Watch is paired confirmation message.
  9. Tap the ‘I’ icon to get more information.

Let’s cover the above steps in a bit more detail!

How to find i icon on Apple Watch?

Press and hold the side button of your Apple Watch to turn it On. An Apple logo should appear.

i Icon on Apple Watch
i Icon on Apple Watch

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 watch listed, tap Set Up for Myself. Or choose Set Up for a Family Member option. Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close nearby to complete the pairing. The Information icon should become visible.

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Pair Apple Watch Manually
Pair Apple Watch Manually

Center the watch face in the viewfinder on your iPhone.

Watch Viewfinder
Watch Viewfinder

You should see the lowercase 'i' inside a circle on the pairing screen. 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!

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