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In airplane-mode networking is "shut down", so you can use your device e.g. while on a plane.

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Can I make NFC payments using Google Pay while in airplane mode?

Can I make NFC payments using Google Pay while in airplane mode, like when I don't have cell phone or wifi service (particularly when travelling)?
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Wireless debugging option disabled after flight mode enabled and disabled

I am working on an app so need to connect to the device through wireless pairing. I frequently put the device in flight mode and this turns off the wireless option as desired. But when I switch off ...
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How to obtain real VPN connection status (it claims to be connected in airplane mode / without internet)?

My Google Pixel 5 claims to have a VPN connection, although I enabled the airplane mode. How can I ever be sure that the VPN connection is really working then if I have an internet connection? I would ...
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Dual SIM phone: Disable/Enable SIM card on Airplane Mode

I have a Samsung M32 (current Android version: 11, Knox version: 3.7). I'm using dual SIMs, 1 for homeland and 1 for the overseas. I want to ENABLE the overseas SIM and DISABLE the homeland SIM when I ...
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How do I hide 'No Internet Connection' in fullscreen Chrome (on airplane wifi)?

I've started using my phone to watch movies via the in-flight wifi when flying, however Chrome stubbornly reports 'No Internet Connection', which appears as a fairly sizeable and annoying banner on ...
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Getting a ton of notifications when going back from airplane mode

When I disable airplane mode, I get all notifications for events that occurred while the phone had been offline. Typically that would be a couple of hundred Facebook messenger messages. The phone ...
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Is there a way to unlock the forgotten pin of my Samsung S20 when its locked in airplane mode?

I please need some advise. Is there a way to unlock my Samsung S20 if its locked because I cant remember the pin, but the problem is that it is locked in airplane mode. Can someone please help
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Note 10 Plus Stuck with Partial Flight Mode (Faded Blue). What does this mean? Is this an indication of hardware failure?

I haven't yet come across a situation where factory reset didn't resolve the issue. This one is very intriguing to me as I could not conclude why the phone could stay in the partial flight mode (faded ...
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Rooted android device but getting "Security exception: Permission Denial: not allowed to send broadcast android"

I've got a nexus 6P running stock Android 8.1 which is rooted using Magisk (verified by runnign adb shell su). When turning airplane mode on/off using adb (as per these instructions: https://...
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ADB and Galaxy A71 5G

I use ADB to reprogram the toggle for Airplane Mode such that turning on Airplane Mode does not turn off WiFi and Bluetooth. The command is: adb settings put global airplane_mode_radios cell,nfc,wimax ...
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Voice over Ethernet without WiFi in airplane mode

Is it possible to make calls with an active Ethernet connection only (with an Ethernet adapter) without a mobile & WiFi connection? Effectively Ethernet-Calling, like WiFi-calling.
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Does Airplane Mode allow GPS location to pass through?

This is what I saw when my plane was taxing to the runway at CDG: Airplane mode was on and all other transmissions (except Location), including WiFi, mobile data, NFC and Bluetooth were off. ...
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Automating Wi-Fi Calling or Airplane mode toggle with Tasker

I am absolutely 100% new to Tasker. I have bought and installed this app to automate a few things which IFTTT simply can't. Here is the situation: My bedroom is in a basement apartment and so I do not ...
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Log with timing of system events (e,g, Flight Mode on/off)

I would like to find out at what time my phone (running Android 8.0.0) was last switched into/out of Flight (Airplane) Mode. Ideally, this would be part of a longer log with the timestamps of the last ...
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Can airplane mode be maintained during a system update?

When traveling internationally, it's often a good idea to put the phone in Airplane Mode before departure, activate wi-fi as needed, and leave the phone in Airplane Mode until returning to one's home ...
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does airplane mode stop phone from pinging towers?

with recent riot's in Iran, there is saying that even with the phone in airplane-mode, it's pinging nearby towers, giving away location data and information such as that. this is a really big security ...
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Can airplane mode turn itself off automatically

If I have a phone with airplane mode turned on, can it turn itself off automatically (without user interaction)?
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No Network, my HTC desire not identifying network operator

There is no network in my HTC desire, because airplane mode is switching turned on and off continuously. I have tried with factory reset, it is still in same state.
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Read sim data in airplane mode

If I activate airplane mode, then put a sim card in my cellphone. Can system apps and other apps read data from my sim card, like phone number or network provider?
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Battery drains on airplane mode when there is no cellular reception

I always turn on the airplane mode on my phone running Android 5.0.2 before I go to bed. It's working great as there is at most 10% drop in battery percentage(usually around 6%). I have noticed a ...
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Is there any way to programmatically turn on airplane mode on non-rooted android?

I used to use Tasker tasks to turn airplane mode on and off automatically when I needed it. Now, it seems, this requires root. But rooting my phone bans me from using Android Pay or any other ...
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Enable VPN on airplane mode, before connecting

I want to set the VPN (in my case vpnunlimitedapp) so it connects through the VPN the second I enable WIFI or 4G. Currently, I have to go online for a moment and then I'm allowed to enable the VPN. ...
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How to unlock nexus 5X without deleting data on forgetting pin

i forgot my pin to unlock the phone. Even after entering wrong pin 15 to 20 times, it kept on asking me to enter the pin after 30 seconds. But never prompted me if i have forgotten my pin. I tried ...
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Automatically Enable Airplane Mode at Home?

I have Project Fi and my data connection at home is spotty -- I often miss calls. I would like to automatically enable airplane mode when I get home (by GPS probably?). When I leave, I would like to ...
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Moto G XT1045 is stuck in airplane mode

My Moto G XT1045 (Android 4.4.4) is stuck in airplane mode. I did not put it into airplane mode, but in the menu shown when holding the power button it shows that it is in airplane mode, and in the ...
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for all Androids: does airplane mode always prevent location tracking?

(Apologies if the answers to the following questions seem obvious, but I am not an expert, so thought I'd ask.) The larger question can be broken down, but I don't believe the subquestions are worthy ...
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Auto refreshing the signal

When we go to the area where signal is not reachable, we experience "Emergency calls only" or "No service". But after coming-out from that area we sometime found phone is not receiving signal and ...
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Is disabling all the wireless connections the same as enabling "airplane mode"?

I'm confused right now because I don't know if enabling the airplane mode disables all the data connections or it does something more.
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In tasker, trigger when airplane mode is turned off

Using Tasker, I'd like to send an SMS when Airplane Mode goes from 'On' to 'Off'. I can see a state called 'Airplane Mode' however I can't work out how to detect the transition from 'Airplane Mode On'...
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How do I put only one SIM card in dual-sim smartphone to "Airplane mode"?

In Airplane Mode the device last noticably longer. The "Cell standby" shows 76% in battery settings. There are two SIM cards inserted into the device, but now I use only the second. I expect that if ...
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How to disable warning messages?

On Android 4.3 un-rooted, is there a way to disable all the annoying warning messages that pop up when you enable Airplane Mode / disable Airplane Mode / raise the volume too high / etc? Apparently ...
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How do I enable Airplane mode using Tasker on Android 4.2.2?

How do I enable airplane mode automatically at 01:00 AM using Tasker on Android 4.2.2? The Airplane mode setting inside Tasker under Action -> Net -> Airplane mode cannot be activated: Airplane ...
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How to boot Android with flight mode (airplane mode) activated

Is it possible to boot up Android so flight mode is activated? When I set airplane mode before rebooting or creating a nandroid backup the setting will stick. Are there any files like init.d that ...
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setting kind of semi - airplane mode [duplicate]

In airplane mode, both SIM(s) and wi-fi are disconnected. Is there a way to just disconnect the SIM(s) and keep wi-fi connected without root privilege?
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GPS doesn't work offline on Samsung Galaxy S4

I have Samsung Galaxy S4. I am trying to get the GPS work on offline maps. I am for instance trying this on MAPS.ME app. If I have WiFi or 3G signal, the location works great. However if I turn on the ...
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Lost my phone on aeroplane mode

I lost my Samsung s5 on a flight the day before I took the last photos of my honeymoon they are the only ones that are not backed up. Could some one tell me if they will ever be backed up? Or will my ...
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Is there a flight mode feature where i can still browse the web?

Basically, I just want to appear to other people as I'm offline/my battery is dead. How can I do this? I'm not talking about blocking contacts, but the effect would be the same as to block all of ...
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How to setup a Tasker profile to switch ariplane mode at night UNLESS I actually use the phone?

I'd like to switch all radio communications off for night, that is airplane mode. However, sometimes I drive during night, sometimes I stay awake for late. So it is difficult to set it up just with ...
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Airplane Mode Timer that LOCKS

I have found airplane mode apps where I can set a timer for when it comes on. However, I can't find anything that requires a password to turn it off. I need to set it up on my friend's phone for his ...
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Possible to turn on Airplane mode with WiFi on only?

I know the definition of Airplane mode is all communications and radio signals are blocked. But is it possible to turn off the "calling/receiving" part of the phone so your phone is not connecting to ...
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How to drop out of airplane/flight mode periodically to check messages

I normally keep my phone in Flight Mode (called "Airplane Mode" under 2.2) in order to save battery power. When I have some time to check messages, I turn off Flight Mode, re-enabling the cellular ...
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How to force Backup Assistant to sync in airplane mode with WiFi on

I recently switched phones but am keeping my old phone for use on WiFi. I have put the phone in airplane mode to improve battery life and keep it from looking for the cell network (as this is futile, ...
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My Samsung galaxy s GTI9003 stuck in flight mode

I want to disable the airplane mode in order to return to normal state. After a long press on power button, I do have the "device options", however nothing happens when I press Airplane mode (airplane ...
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My phone galaxy GT-I9003 is stuck in flight mode and not able to detect Sim card.

I want to disable the airplane mode in order to return to normal state. After a long press on power button, I do have the "device options", however nothing happens when I press Airplane mode (airplane ...
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Is there a way/browser plug-in available that can turn off and on Airplane Mode without using the physical button?

I want to quickly turn off and on data on my S3 while I read long articles on the web which I noticed saves a lot of battery. But the physical button is too worn off already and I don't want to exit ...
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How to put the Kindle Fire in airplane mode?

I use the Amazon Kindle Fire (Android 2.3.4) model no: D01400 FCCID:ZEV-1229. I use this device in developing Android apps. In my device WiFi is available, and also cyberoam for security purposes. I ...
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Airplane mode behaviour on Galaxy S2?

I recently noticed, when I enable airplane mode, my GPS stays enabled. I do not recall this being the case in the past and it really does not make sense to me. Is there a setting somewhere for keeping ...
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Can't exit airplane mode

I sometimes have this weird behaviour My phone has zero mobile network I decide I should "reboot" the GSM service, and go to airplane mode I want to disable the airplane mode in order to return to ...
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How can I schedule tasks?

I've found an application called Silent Time, which allows me to schedule when my phone needs to go into silent mode, and when it needs to come out of it. It's a start, but I'm looking for something a ...
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When Abroad, How To Stop Annoying "Cellular Network Not Found" Popup Prompt?

"Cellular Network Not Found" is that annoying message I get when out of range of my carrier, but what will I do if I am abroad and don't plan on using roaming? I don't want this message popping into ...
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