How to set a specific icon on iPhone / iPad status bar

Android is known for Customization but iOS users still deal with the limitations imposed by Apple on its operating system. Though, in recent years, Apple is putting on some effort to give users the ability and a certain control to make their iPhones’ fit with style or mood. Example is the introduction of widgets by the company, allowing the home to be more than a couple of icons. Recently, we’re also seeing the rise of trends where users are using Apple’s new focus mode to put an icon of their choice in their status bar.

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One of the good features of the Focus mode is the ability to set a specific icon for identifying when you have a specific mode active. Some users still find it difficult to set up a Focus mode, but if you just want to have a special icon on the status bar the process is quite simple.

In order to get a particular icon into your status bar, you’ll need to make sure you’re running iOS 15 on your iPhone or iPadOS 15 on your iPad. There are more than 25 icons that you can choose from including fun ones like a smiley face, fire symbol, light bulb, and paw print. So, if you want to join this new trend get ready to check the following steps:

How To Set A Special Icon On Your iPhone Status Bar

  • Launch Settings App
  • Scroll down and tap Focus
  • Tap the + in the top right
  • Tap Custom
  • Select your icon of choice
  • Name your Focus
  • Choose who can send you notifications (you can easily select all contacts)
  • Enable all apps to show you notifications (this respects your custom notification settings)
  • Tap Done
  • Tap the switch to enable the Focus mode

How to set a specific icon on iPhone or iPad status bar

With the above steps, you’ll have successfully set a special icon on your status bar. iOS 15 was released in September shortly after the iPhone 13 series release. The update came carried with bugs and Apple rolled out iOS 15.1 recently to fix these issues. Despite this, many of the announced features are still absent in the software.

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