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Frequently Asked Questions

What do the symbols on my Philips shaver mean?

If you would like to find out what the symbols and indicator lights on your Philips Shaver mean, read our explanation in this article.

Charging lights

The battery symbol on your Philips Shaver lights up to indicate the charging status of your shaver. When the battery is about to run out, the indicator blinks orange. While charging, this light can be white, green or blue, depending on your shaver model.

Once your shaver is fully charged, the light stays on for 15 or 30 minutes and then automatically turns off to save energy.

Philips Shaver charging lights

Unplug for use

Some Philips Shavers can only be used cordless. If you try to turn these shavers on while they are still plugged in, an unplug symbol flashes white as a reminder to unplug your shaver.

Philips Shaver unplug for use symbol

Exclamation mark

If you see an exclamation mark blinking on your Philips Shaver it can mean a few things.

  • Overheating: the shaver can overheat due to excessive charging. When this happens, the shaver automatically switches off. Let it cool down for a few minutes and try turning it on again.

  • Blocked shaving heads: If you see the exclamation mark along with a tap and a shaving head symbol, this means that the motor of your shaver cannot run anymore because the shaving heads are soiled or damaged. When this happens, you have to clean the shaving heads or replace them.

Philips Shaver exclamation mark symbol

Cleaning reminder

To maintain your Philips Shaver, cleaning it should be part of your daily routine. You may see a tap symbol blinking on your shaver once you switch it off as a reminder to clean it.

Cleaning reminder on Philips Shaver

Travel lock

You can lock your Philips Shaver when you are travelling to ensure that it is not switched on by accident.

To activate the travel lock, press the on/off button on your shaver for three seconds. When the travel lock is activated, a lock symbol flashes on your shaver.

To deactivate the travel lock, press the on/off button on your shaver for three seconds. The lock symbol will first flash and then light up continuously to indicate that the shaver is ready for use again.

Philips Shaver travel lock symbol

Replacing shaving heads

To maintain your Philips Shaver, it is important to regularly replace its shaving heads. Depending on your shaver model, you may see a shaving head symbol flashing on your shaver or hear a beep as a reminder to replace the shaving heads.

The replacement reminder usually appears after seven to ten successive shaves, depending on the shaver model. For instructions on how to replace the shaving heads of your shaver, refer to your user manual.

Note: After replacing the shaving heads, you need to reset the shaver by pressing the on/off button for a few seconds.

Philips Shaver replacing shaving head symbol

Bath and tap symbol

If you see a shower or bath symbol printed on the back of your Philips Shaver, it means that your shaver is waterproof and can be safely used with water while taking a shower or a bath.

A tap symbol printed on the back of your Philips Shaver indicates that your shaver is washable, and can be cleaned with water. However, this does not mean that you can use it in the shower or bath.

A crossed out tap symbol means that your shaver is not washable and should be cleaned without water.

Note: Please keep in mind that the symbols on your Philips Shaver vary per model type. For a complete overview of the symbols and indicator lights on your shaver, refer to the user manual.

Philips Shaver waterproof symbol

The information on this page applies to the following models: SW5700/07 , SW6700/14 , S9551/38 , S5050/04 , S5420/04 , S5070/06 , S5070/04 , S7370/12 , S5050/06 , S9031/12 , S9111/12 , S9111/26 , S9711/31 . more less

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