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

Airplane mode turns off the wireless features of your iOS device to comply with airline regulations.

Turn on Airplane Mode

To 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,  appears in the status bar of your screen. When you use Airplane Mode, these wireless connections and services are turned off: 

  • Cellular (voice and data)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 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 see a message prompting you to use Airplane Mode. But not all wireless features are available on all iOS devices. Get more help with Airplane Mode on your device.




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