When flying on an airplane, you are typically required to turn off cellular devices during flight. Switching the iPhone (or iPad) to Airplane Mode will disable cellular and wireless communications on the device. This includes services such as:

– Cellular (voice and data)
– Wi-Fi
– Bluetooth
– GPS
– Location Services.

This will allow you to use the device during flight for functions that do not require connectivity. Keep in mind, the airline may still request your device be turned off (not just Airplane Mode) during takeoff and landing. You can typically use your device in Airplane Mode during the cruise portion of the flight.

Some airlines allow you to enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth during flight. You can do this while leaving the iOS device in Airplane Mode by using the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings.

 

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