1. Alhet's Avatar
    Okay, probably a silly question. What is the practical difference between turning off the WIFI, and turning on Airplane Mode?
    04-20-14 12:29 AM
  2. Uzi's Avatar
    turning on airplane mode will disconnect your all wireless connection

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    04-20-14 12:33 AM
  3. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Airplane mode is just a shortcut to turn off/on all active radios (cell, wifi, bluetooth, etc.). You can still manually override each (or at least wifi as far as I have tried on a flight).

    Posted via CB10
    04-20-14 12:33 AM
  4. Ecm's Avatar
    Turning off WiFi means that you'll be running on mobile data. Activating airplane mode turns off mobile data, WiFi, cellular. You would receive no calls, email, be unable to browse.
    04-20-14 12:35 AM
  5. Alhet's Avatar
    Okay, that makes sense. On my tablet, I thought that airplane mode only turned off the WiFi, but now I'm wondering if it doesn't turn off the Bluetooth, also.

    Thanks for the answers.
    04-20-14 01:14 AM
  6. Ecm's Avatar
    Okay, that makes sense. On my tablet, I thought that airplane mode only turned off the WiFi, but now I'm wondering if it doesn't turn off the Bluetooth, also.

    Thanks for the answers.
    Yes, Bluetooth is turned off as well.
    04-20-14 03:57 AM
  7. scrannel's Avatar
    Of course, the idea is when you're on a flght, you can keep using your phone and when an attendant checks, you can show her the little airplane symbol. However, all they are really interested in on planes is that cell service is off. You can put your phone in a/p mode and then turn wifi back on for carriers that support wifi in flight. Those with WFC (t-mo usa) can then still text and make calls even with cell service off.
    04-20-14 08:27 AM
  8. abhik143's Avatar
    Okay, probably a silly question. What is the practical difference between turning off the WIFI, and turning on Airplane Mode?
    Airplane mode means no incoming or outgoing signal Wi-Fi or cellular. Wi-Fi off just turns off the network card for the phone. Not cellular service. You can have airplane mode on and then turn on the Wi-Fi.
    06-13-17 12:11 AM

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