Know your Windows Phone 7 icons in Status Bar

If you are new to Windows Phone 7 then you might be confused by the icons which you see on the Windows Phone 7. Every phone has bunch of icons and every icon has its own meaning.

Windows Phone 7 has a rich icon set which notifies you about the signal strength, battery, Wi-fi etc. in the Status Bar. The Status bar is an indicator bar that displays system-level status information in a simple and clean presentation in a reserved space in the application workspace. It automatically updates to provide different notifications and keeps users aware of system-level status. It is present at the top of screen which can be made visible by just tapping at the screen at the top of the phone.

Windows phone 6.x users who switched to Windows Phone 7  must understand that the Task bar in their phone has more-or-less become to Status Bar in Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 status bar has the following 10 icons:

  1. Cellular Signal Strength
  2. Cellular Data Connection
  3. Call forwarding
  4. Roaming
  5. Wi-fi Connection
  6. Bluetooth device
  7. Phone Profile
  8. Input language and method
  9. Battery
  10. Clock

There are many  icons which notifies users. Check the images below:

Some icons may change depending upon the geo-location as well as the service provider.

I hope you are able to understand them better which in turn helps you in understanding your phone better.

If you’d like to learn more on this subject, you may visit Windows Phone website for more information.

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Harsh Mahajan is a Microsoft Student Partner. A technology enthusiast at heart, he has a tremendous passion for emerging technologies & trends like Cloud Computing & Windows Azure. He is associated with the International .Net Association as Brains Unleashed leader.