Use Airplane Mode on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch

Airplane mode turns off the wireless features on your device so that you comply with airline regulations.

Turn on Airplane Mode

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, open Control Center, then tap iPhone Airplane Mode icon. You can also go to Settings > Airplane Mode and tap the slider to turn it on.

On your Apple Watch, touch and hold the bottom of the screen until you see Control Center, then swipe up, and tap Watch Airplane Mode icon. You can also go to Settings and tap Airplane Mode to turn it on.

You can set your iPhone and Apple Watch to mirror the Airplane Mode setting of the other device. Go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap General > Airplane Mode > Mirror iPhone.

With iOS 13 and iPadOS, when you turn on Airplane Mode, it turns off all radios except for Bluetooth. If you turn off Bluetooth while you're in Airplane Mode, your device will remember the next time you turn on Airplane Mode.

Use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Airplane Mode

If the airline allows it, you can use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth while in Airplane mode. You just need to turn them on separately. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with Control Center. Open Control Center from the Home screen and tap   or  . You can also go to Settings > Wi-Fi or Settings > Bluetooth. To use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your Apple Watch, just turn off Airplane Mode. 

If you turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while you're in Airplane mode, they will be on the next time you use Airplane mode, unless you turn them off while in Airplane mode.


Learn more

Learn how to control Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from Control Center on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 11 and later.

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