What's airplane mode?

Airplane mode is a setting on your phone that lets you turn off the cellular connection, Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, and near field communication (NFC) sharing on your phone simultaneously. You can still use other apps that don't require a cellular connection, including ones that let you listen to music or watch videos.

While you're in airplane mode, you can still turn on Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, and NFC sharing individually. Cellular remains off until you turn off airplane mode.

To turn airplane mode on or off

  1. In the App list, tap Settings Settings icon > Airplane mode.

  2. Turn Status to On Toggle on icon or Off Toggle off icon.


  • Depending on your mobile operator, phone model, and Windows Phone operating system (OS) version, FM radio may not be available on your phone.
  • The Airplane mode icon (Airplane mode icon) appears on the status bar at the top of your screen when airplane mode is turned on.

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