Don’t Turn Off Your Device During Flight , Turn Your Airplane Mode On!
Anyone that has been aboard a flight in the last few years has heard the same message from stewardesses or pilots in regards to electronic devices every single time before takeoff. Right in between where they tell you that you need to have your seatbelt on throughout the duration of the flight whenever the light is on, that a meal will or will not be served, and that your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device in the event of an emergency they tell you that you must have your phones, computers, or tablets off during takeoff and landing. And this is where airplane mode comes in play in regards to the iPhone.
So What is airplane mode on iPhone?
Airplane mode is essentially a switch that you can flip on your iPhone located in the settings menu that shuts off all of your external communication technologies that may interfere with the delicate instruments of an airplane. This means that your Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular network will all be turned off at the same time, helping you to save time by keeping you from having to jump from option to option making sure that they’re all turned off before takeoff and during landing.
As to whether or not we really need airplane mode, it’s really a personal choice that users all over the world will have to make individually. Yes, it definitely saves us some time when we’re trying to make sure that we are 100% compliant and ensuring a safe takeoff and landing, but most of us can quickly flip through all of the different options and switch them off on our own. It really all boils down to a simple factor of convenience, in that you’ll be able to cut off any of the interfering signals right off the that with just a simple flip of your finger.
Should you be allowed to use Wi-Fi access during your flight (a relatively new technology that is making its way across all of the major airlines) you can still individually toggle connectivity features while not turning them all on – keeping your phone in airplane mode while still accessing the Internet. This is a pretty cool feature, and one that continues to keep you and all of your fellow passengers – as well as the airplane crew – protected from any issues that may arise.