4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2013 8:54 PM by randers4
apple canuc Level 1 (0 points)

If an Apple device is set to airplane mode, does find my device still work?

iPod touch
  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    It will if you turn on wifi after turning on Airplane mode.  Otherwise, it won't as it needs a connection to the internet to work.

  • apple canuc Level 1 (0 points)

    That's good to know.  I thought though the purpose of the airplane mode was to turn off the wifi so as to not interfere with the aircraft electronics.


    I have always noted that when you switched on the airplane mode wifi turned off.  I never thought to try and turn wifi back on so tried it and it works.


    Now I'm confused as to just what airplane mode achieves

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    It turns off all communications not allowed on an Airplane, i.e. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. However these can be turned back on individually and manually.

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    On an iPod it turns off both wifi and Bluetooth.  If you're on a plane, you're supposed to only turn wifi back on in the plane permits it.  Some do as some now offer on board wifi Internet service for a fee.