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What Does Airplane Mode Do?

Currently, all the smart devices are coming with some unique features, whether it is smartphone or tablet device. They all are coming with enhanced functionality. One of the best features of the smartphones is that Airplane Mode. Nowadays, all the devices have come with this great Airplane mode feature. But, some of the users does not have any idea about this feature. There is also some users who think that what does Airplane Mode do.

What Does Airplane Mode Do ?

The Airplane mode is a mode that will cut all the communications and all the radio signals of the device. As we all know that the use of mobile phones during flight is banned. The idea of airplane mode probably came from this thing.  But, if you continuously use the mobile during the flight, it may create interference for signals of the flight. So, that’s why the mobile phone use is banned during the flight.

We also know that during the flight, the peoples are playing airplane mode games on their phones. But, if you continuously use the mobile during the flight, it may create interference for signals of the flight. So, that’s why the mobile phone use is banned during the flight.

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So, to get rid of this kind of problem, manufacturers of the android device have put the Airplane mode. If once you turn on the Airplane mode, the communications signal will be automatically cut. This thing does not need that make your device switch off. So, the airplane mode will help you whenever you are traveling in Flight. If you once activated it, a small icon of the airplane will be coming to the phone screen. It will automatically deactivate all the SIM which has been inserted by you in the mobile device.

Some of the Airlines will allow you to use the mobile by turning it into Airplane mode. After turning the device into flight mode, you can do everything by except making calls and messages. It means you will not be able to receive or make calls. You can use the internet by the Wi-Fi network only, after switching the device into airplane mode.

How to Enable Airplane Mode ?

Here, we will also discuss the method by which you can turn your device into Airplane mode. We will be discussing two methods of activating the Airplane mode. You can use any method as per your ability. For your kind info, some smart devices have also use the Flight mode instead of Airplane mode.

1.) By Using the Notification Panel :

You can directly enable or disable Airplane mode from the notification panel. In which, you can activate the Airplane mode by using the Notification panel of the device. Just pull down the notification panel, in which you should see the option 0f Airplane mode or Flight mode.

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Just pull down the notification panel, in which you should see the option of Airplane mode or Flight mode. Now, tap on it. After that, the service of Airplane mode is activated.

But, some smartphone device does not contain the option of flight mode in the notification panel. Now, what should they do ? Do not worry. Here, we will also mention an another method.

2.) From Settings of the Device :

This method is for those users whose device does not contain the flight mode in the notification panel. So, now take a look at that and keep switching the device into Airplane mode.

  • First of all, unlock your smart device.
  • Then, open the “Menu” and go to the “Settings” of the device.
  • Here, you should see the option of “More” under the section of “Wireless and networks”. Tap on it.
  • It will open a display for you.
  • On that display, there is an option of Airplane mode is also located. In front of the option, you should see the On / Off slider.

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  • Now, to activate the Airplane mode on your device, tap on that slider. If any prompts come, then say OK or YES to all.

After properly following the steps written above, you can easily turn your device into flight mode.Here, we have discussed regarding the what does airplane mode do. We have also discussed that how can the Airplane mode enable.

Do let us know, did you used flight mode anytime?  If yes, when? Please share your views in the comment section below.

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