How to use Wi-Fi with Airplane Mode on your iPhone

Airplane mode, Flight mode, or Airplane mode are all the same. It is a setting available in your iPhone or smartphone device. When it is activated, this suspends radio-frequency signal transmission by the device. Because it does not involve transmitting radio waves, thus it will disable all voice calls, text and other signal transmitting technologies like, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth can be enabled separately even while your iPhone is in airplane mode. When flying or in a remote area where cell service is not available but does have Wi-Fi, you can use Wi-Fi with Airplane mode on your iPhone by turning it on manually.

How to turn on and off Airplane mode

  1. Open ‘Settings’ in your iPhone.
  2. Slide the Sliding button of ‘Airplane Mode’. Green to turn on ‘Airplane Mode’ and white to turn off.

You can also Enable and Disable ‘Airplane Mode’ from Control Center.

How to use Wi-Fi with Airplane mode on your iPhone.

  1. Open ‘Settings’ in your iPhone.
  2. Tap on ‘ Wi-Fi.’
  3. Tap ‘Sliding button’ next to Wi-Fi at the top, to turn it on.
  4. Select the Wi-Fi network to connect and tap on it.

Thus, now Airplane mode is on, cellular data is off and Wi-Fi is on. Now, you’re able to enjoy some Wi-Fi services such as internet service, Wi-Fi calling, etc. With iOS 12, you may find that you will stay connected to the Wi-Fi network after turning on Airplane mode.

Micheal Ricky is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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