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

You can use Airplane Mode to turn off the wireless features on your device while you're flying in an airplane.

iPhone and Apple Watch showing Airplane Mode enabled

Turn on Airplane Mode

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open Control Center, then tap the Airplane Mode button iPhone Airplane Mode icon. You can also go to Settings and select Airplane Mode 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 the Airplane Mode button Watch Airplane Mode icon. 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 Apple 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:

  1. Open Control Center from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap the Wi-Fi icon   or the Bluetooth icon  .

You can also go to Settings > Wi-Fi or Settings > Bluetooth.

On your Apple Watch:

  1. For Wi-Fi, touch and hold the bottom of the screen until you see Control Center.
  2. 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 more

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

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