Turn on Airplane Mode
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What is Airplane Mode?
Airplane Mode is a function available on Firefox OS that allows you to temporarily disable all wireless connections on your device. This is commonly used on airplanes, which often require all cellular connections turned off during flight. It can also be used to save battery on your device, or if you simply want to disable wireless connections with the push of a button.
What can I do while in Airplane Mode?
You may continue to use Firefox OS while in Airplane Mode. You can also turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth while in Airplane Mode as well. Using the wireless connectivity functions during airplane mode will display an error.
How do I enable & disable Airplane Mode?
To enable Airplane Mode, first slide down the notifications bar by tapping and holding at the top of the screen and sliding down.
Once the notifications bar has fully extended down, you can tap on the airplane mode icon to enable it.
Once enabled, you will notice a small, white airplane icon in the status bar at the top of your screen.
When you are ready to disable Airplane Mode, slide down the notifications bar and tap Airplane mode to be off. Your device will then begin to reconnect to wireless networks and should be ready to use in a few moments.
- Slide the notifications bar down from the top of your screen.
- Tap the airplane icon to enable Airplane Mode. The icon will turn blue to indicate that it's active: .
- To turn off Airplane Mode, tap the airplane icon again. It will turn white to indicate that it's off: . Your device will begin to reconnect in a few moments.