In this article, we will explain “what’s does Crescent Moon Icon in Messages mean?” Many iPhone and iPad users don’t know why the crescent moon icon appears in their iMessages or status bar. Though Apple already explained different Status icons and symbols on your iPhone or iPad in this article. We will take you further by discussing What Does It Mean and how you can disable and enable it.
The Crescent moon icon usually appears in Status Bar or Messages. So what exactly is Crescent moon icon? It means your device is in the Do Not Disturb mode. When your iPhone or iPad is in Do Not Disturb mode, you won’t receive any type of notifications for the call, message, or any other alerts.
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Crescent Moon Symbol in the Status Bar
If you see Crescent moon symbol in your status bar, it typically means that your iPhone or iPad is in Do Not Disturb mode. It silents calls, messages, notifications, and alerts. Enabling this will prevent any sounds, vibrations, etc. and you won’t get notified to any calls or messages for that conversation. You can see the Crescent moon symbol in the above screenshot.
To enable/disable “Do Not Disturb mode” Go to setting > Do not Disturb.
Crescent Moon Symbol in Messages on iPhone in iOS 11/12/13
The best thing about iOS is it lets you mute individual messages. If you see crescent moon symbol in messages, it means you have enabled “Do Not Disturb Mode” and you won’t be notified by any sound or vibration but you will nevertheless receive texts.
Follow the below steps to remove crescent moon on iPhone or iPad:
- Click on the Messages app icon to open the Messages app.
- Open the message and tap on the “i” or Details button at the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap on “Hide alerts” (Do Not Disturb in iOS 10 or earlier).
- crescent moon icon will disappear from the left of the messages.
This will disable Do Not Disturb mode for the particular conversation will be disabled. The crescent moon icon will be disappeared from the left of the messages and you will get notifications and alerts when you receive a message on that conversation.
Blue vs Gray Crescent Moon
You may see a blue or gray Crescent moon icon on the left of the messages. For blue it means you haven’t read the message and for gray, you have read the message.