Wireless connections icons
The following icons might appear in the upper-right corner of the home screen to indicate the wireless coverage level that
your BlackBerry device currently has.
The number of solid bars indicates the strength of the
mobile network signal. If the signal is weak, your device
might use more power to try to maintain the connection.
Your device is connected to the network type shown and can
access all of the features of your mobile network plan.
Your device is connected to the network type shown but the
network functionality is limited. You're likely able to make a
phone call, but not able to access the Internet or view email
You have no mobile network coverage.
Your device is roaming. Extra charges might apply.
You are connected to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
The number of solid waves indicates the strength of the Wi-
Fi signal. If the signal is weak, your device might use more
power to try to maintain the connection.
Your device is connected to a VPN.
Your device is in airplane mode and all of your wireless
network connections are off. You can turn on Wi-Fi or
Bluetooth technology, but not your connection to the mobile
There is an error with your SIM card. For information on
what the error is, on the home screen, swipe down from the
top of the screen. Tap
Settings > Networks and
Connections > Mobile Network.
You can only make emergency calls.
The following icons appear in the upper-left corner of the home screen if your device is connected or trying to connect to
another device using Mobile Hotspot mode, Internet tethering, Bluetooth technology, or NFC.
The NFC feature might not be available, depending on your wireless service provider, your administrator's settings, and
your BlackBerry device model.
Mobile Hotspot mode is on. If the icon is solid, Mobile
Hotspot is connected.
Internet tethering is on. If the icon is solid, your device is
connected to another device.
Bluetooth technology is on. If the icon is solid, Bluetooth
technology is connected.
NFC is on.