Use Airplane Mode on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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

Turn on Airplane Mode

Go to Settings > Airplane Mode and tap the slider.

You can also swipe up from the bottom of your Home Screen to open the Control Center, and tap the airplane icon. 

When Airplane Mode is on, you'll see in the status bar of your screen. In Airplane Mode, these wireless features are turned off: 

  • Cellular (voice and data)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth

If you have a device with iOS 8.2 or earlier, Airplane Mode will also turn off GPS.

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. To turn on Wi-Fi when you're in Airplane Mode, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and choose a network. To turn on Bluetooth, go to Settings > Bluetooth, and select an accessory. 

You can also turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth from the Control Center. Swipe up from your Home Screen and tap   or .

When you turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while in Airplane Mode, you might be able to use a limited set of Location Services.

Learn more

When you use certain accessories with your device, you might get a message asking you to use Airplane Mode to avoid interference. Learn more about using iPhone iPad, and iPod accessories.

Last Modified: