What is Airplane Mode on a Cell Phone

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The question of “what is airplane mode on a cell phone” has an easy answer, but there are other reasons you might use it! Here’s a simple demonstration of what it actually does and how to do it:

WHAT IS AIRPLANE MODE ON A CELL PHONE

When you click the little airplane and turn on airplane mode, you have cut off your phone’s connection to the world! It won’t get calls, texts, internet, email, anything – its connection is completely dead. It’s SO easy to turn on & off, but if you don’t know how, it might as well be some complicated secret process. Mystery is fine when you’re reading your latest paperback thriller, but not when it comes to your phone!

AIRPLANE MODE

There aren’t many uses for it besides, of course, turning off your phone signal when you get on an airplane,

EXCEPT…

Check this out – your iPhone will charge a LOT faster in airplane mode. So if you’re down to single digits on charge & have to leave in a short time, turn on airplane mode, and you’ll be up & running in a flash. In my opinion, this is the best use of airplane mode!

Here’s how you do it:

 

IPHONE AIRPLANE MODE

Obviously, I’m demonstrating this on an iPhone, but the function of airplane mode is the same across all platforms. And don’t forget about the other cool functions of that little control panel down there – another secret that’s not supposed to be a secret. Those functions again:

  • flashlight
  • timer
  • calculator
  • camera
  • do not disturb
  • rotate lock

HOW TO TURN OFF AIRPLANE MODE

And one last list, to give you action points for the utilizing the airplane mode:

  1. swipe up from the bottom of your screen, revealing the Control Panel
  2. click on the little airplane to turn off (or on)
  3. don’t forget to turn it back on, or your phone is next to useless!

Done!

 

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