Turn on Airplane Mode
On your Apple Watch, touch and hold the bottom of the screen until you see Control Centre, then swipe up and tap the Airplane Mode button . You can also go to Settings and tap Airplane Mode.
You can set your iPhone and Apple Watch to mirror the Airplane Mode setting of the other device. Go to the Watch app on your iPhone, then tap General > Airplane Mode > Mirror iPhone.
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:
- Open Control Centre from the Home Screen.
- Tap the Wi-Fi icon or the bluetooth icon .
You can also go to Settings > Wi-Fi or Settings > Bluetooth.
On your Apple Watch:
- For Wi-Fi, touch and hold the bottom of the screen until you see Control Centre.
- Swipe up and tap the Wi-Fi icon .
You can also go to Settings > Wi-Fi. For bluetooth, go to Settings > Bluetooth.
If you turn on Wi-Fi or bluetooth while you're in Airplane Mode, they'll be on the next time you use Airplane Mode, unless you turn them off while in Airplane Mode.
Learn how to control Wi-Fi and bluetooth from Control Centre on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.