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    What do the symbols on my Sonicare toothbrush mean?

    Published on 06 January 2023
    The symbols on your Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush provide information about your toothbrush's settings and status.

    Battery indicator

    This symbol will light up when your toothbrush has a low battery or is charging.
    Sonicare Battery Indicator

    Brush head replacement reminder

    This symbol will light up when you need to replace your brush head. It can also flash when applying too much pressure (on some models). 
    Sonicare Brush Head Replacement

    Intensity settings

    The number of lines or dots lit up refers to the intensity setting chosen. The intensity setting refers to how strongly the brush head vibrates.
    Sonicare Intensity Settings

    SenseIQ (for the Prestige 9900 only)

    The SenseIQ icon on the handle will illuminate when the smart features are active while brushing. It will also illuminate to confirm that settings have been enabled or disabled.

    Please refer to the user manual for details of the symbols on your specific model. 
    Sonicare SenseIQ

    The information on this page applies to the following models: HX9630/15 , HX9601/03 , HX9610/17 , HX9690/05 , HX9680/01 , HX9610/16 , HX9610/18 , HX9903/61 , HX9903/01 , HX9957/51 , HX9903/11 , HX9985/01 , HX9924/11 , HX9985/48 , HX9985/28 , HX9985/18 , HX9985/08 , HX9924/41 , HX9903/21 , HX9903/41 , HX9924/01 , HX9924/21 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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