Many of us simply comply with this FAA regulation, but have you ever wondered whether you really need to use airplane mode?

This article will teach you what airplane mode does, when you should use it, and how else it can help you.

What is airplane mode?

Nonetheless, you still have access to your phone: you can take photos, play games, listen to music, and compose emails to send later.Or basically anything you can do without an internet connection.

How do you switch it on?

When you have an iPhone or iPad, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to put it in airplane mode.You can click the little airplane icon in the pop-up menu, and it will turn orange.It means airplane mode is on.

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As well, you have turned off your wifi and your phone isn't transmitting a signal.

You can also turn on airplane mode on Android by swiping down from the top.

Why do we have to do this?

Cell phones are surprisingly powerful devices.There are radio waves and electromagnetic interference (EMI) that can potentially interfere with a plane"s communication devices. And no one wants an airplane that can't communicate with, say, air traffic control at their destination airport.

According to federal aviation authorities (FAA), cellular signals from planes above could overwhelm towers below, causing a service interruption.Considering the number of people who fly everyday, that would be a lot of tower clogging.

No matter what your views are on the subject, it's a good idea to switch to airplane mode when in the air.

The silver lining

.It allowed passengers to connect their devices to WiFi or Bluetooth while on flights.

Enjoy browsing on your plane's WiFi network if it has this capability.You can even use your Bluetooth headphones.When you are in airplane mode, you just have to manually toggle WiFi back on (in that same dock menu you saw above).

Are there other uses for airplane mode?

Consider what airplane mode does for you: it is designed to stop you from getting (or making) calls or receiving (or sending) messages, as well as from mindlessly browsing the internet.

Get some work done

You might consider turning on airplane mode if you're trying to concentrate.I've never experienced pop-ups, notifications, or noises from my device.

When you’re in airplane mode, there’s no need to keep it on all day. What if you need to ask your SO what you want for dinner? What if your kid needs to contact you?).You'll be surprised how much you accomplish if you try it for a couple hours.

Protect your kids

Similarly, airplane mode can be helpful to children.Give your child a phone or tablet (for a very short time, right?) so that they won't accidentally call your boss or buy everything on your Amazon wish list.

Just turn on the airplane mode.They can still play games, take pictures, etc., they will just not be able to get into nearly as much trouble.

Charge up more quickly (and save battery life)

When your phone is in airplane mode, it is not constantly trying to connect to a wireless network or signal, so your battery will last for longer.

Whenever you have a long day and have forgotten your battery pack, turn on airplane mode.

.Those of you who don't own a super-fast charging device will be able to benefit from this.

Disconnect and take a break

Last but not least, there are times when you just need a break from your phone or tablet.It is okay.

Using airplane mode allows you to disconnect from your device but leave it on (to check your alarm clock or take some photos on vacation).Just click that little airplane to let your worries fall behind you.