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.

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

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

   Apple Watch and iPhone in Airplane Mode

Turn on Airplane Mode

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, swipe up from the bottom of your Home screen to 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, swipe up to open Control Center, then tap Watch Airplane Mode icon. You can also go to Settings, tap Airplane Mode, then tap the slider to turn it on.

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

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, go to Settings > Wi-Fi or Settings > Bluetooth. 

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

To use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your Apple Watch, just turn off Airplane Mode.

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