What Is Airplane Mode On iPhone? Here’s The Truth!

Your flight captain just told you to turn on Airplane Mode! Being the curious mind that you are, you want to learn more about this feature. In this article, I’ll answer the question, “What is Airplane Mode on iPhone?” and show you how to toggle this feature on or off in the Settings app and Control Center.

What Is Airplane Mode On iPhone?

If you’ve ever flown before, you’re familiar with Airplane Mode. Most airlines prohibit the use of devices that emit a radio-frequency signal.

When Airplane Mode isn’t turned on, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod could emit a radio-frequency signal. So, rather than not allowing you to use your iOS devices on the plane, you can simply turn on Airplane Mode!

When you turn on Airplane Mode, your iPhone disconnects from cellular networks and Wi-Fi networks. Bluetooth is also turned off at the same time.

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How To Turn On Airplane Mode In The Settings App

To turn on Airplane Mode, open the Settings app and tap the switch next to Airplane Mode. You’ll know Airplane Mode is on when the switch is green. A small airplane icon will also appear in the upper left-hand corner of your iPhone’s display.

how to turn on airplane mode in settings app

How To Turn On Airplane Mode In Control Center

First, open Control Center by swiping up from below the bottom of your iPhone’s display. If you have an iPhone X, open Control Center by swiping down from the upper right-hand corner of the display.

Then, tap the airplane logo to turn on Airplane Mode. You’ll know Airplane Mode is on when airplane icon turns white inside or an orange circle.

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Airplane Mode: Explained!

You now know everything there is to know about Airplane Mode on your iPhone! Make sure you share this article on social media with someone you know who’s about to take a flight. If you have any other questions you’d like to ask, leave a comment down below.

Thanks for reading,
David L.

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