Crescent Moon Symbol On iPhone: What Does It Mean?

Crescent Moon Icon iPhone

If you have noticed the crescent moon symbol on iPhone or iPad but are not sure what it means, then you have came to the right place.

In this article we will not only tell you what this seemingly mysterious symbol means but we will also show you how you can take advantage of the crescent moon symbol button in the Control Center to take better advantage of your iPhone.

Let’s talk about what the crescent moon symbol on iPhone means. The answer is quite simple, this symbol is used for iPhone’s Do Not Disturb mode. Thus the crescent moon symbol button in Control Center is used to activate Do Not Disturb mode on the device.

When Do Not Disturb mode is active and the moon symbol appears on your device, then it means calls and notifications will be silenced. You can change how the Do Not Disturb functions on your device by going to its preferences in the Settings app.

What does Crescent Moon Symbol in Status Bar mean?

Crescent Moon Symbol Status bar

When you see iPhone’s crescent moon symbol in the status bar of your device, it means your device is currently in the Do Not Disturb mode. This mode can be enabled or disabled from Control Center or using dedicated Do Not Disturb settings.

All the settings that you have configured for the Do Not Disturb mode are applied on your device right now. The moon symbol will disappear from the status bar as soon as you disable Do Not Disturb mode from Control Center.

Sometimes you may see the crescent moon symbol on iPhone’s status bar even if you have not activated Do Not Disturb mode manually. This usually happens when the Do Not Disturb mode has activated automatically.

You can check your Do Not Disturb settings and disable automatic enabling by going to Settings -> Do Not Disturb and turning off the toggle for Scheduled.

Note: In iOS 15 or later Apple has replaced Do Not Disturb Settings with Focus settings and redesigned the DnD feature to add more functionality.

Crescent Moon Symbol in Messages app?

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Another place where you can see Crescent Moon Symbol on iPhone is the Messages app. The moon symbol will typically appear right next to a conversation thread in the list view. When this symbol appears, it means Do Not Disturb mode is active on that particular thread. When it is active you will not receive any notifications for that particular thread no matter if this is a single person chat or a group chat.

You can remove the moon symbol and turn off Do Not Disturb mode for that thread by swiping left on it in the list view and then tapping on the ‘Show Alerts’ button. As soon as you do this the crescent moon symbol for Do Not Disturb mode will disappear.

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In this article you learned what does crescent moon symbol on iPhone means in status bar and Messages app, and how you can remove it from your device. If you have any questions, then feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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