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On a wi-fi only iPad, is there any difference between having airplane mode on and wi-fi on vs airplane mode off and wi-fi on? I know airplane mode disables antennas, but on a wi-fi only model, there aren't cellular or GPS antennas so is what else does it disable?
- 10-28-2012, 03:50 PM #2
- 10-28-2012, 04:29 PM #4
According to Apple: When airplane mode is on, appears in the status bar at the top of the screen. No phone, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth signals are emitted from iPhone, and GPS reception is turned off. You won’t be able to use apps or features that depend on these signals, such as connecting to the Internet, placing or receiving phone calls or messages, getting visual voicemail, and so on. If allowed by the aircraft operator and applicable laws and regulations, you can use iPhone and apps that don’t require these signals.
Last edited by JustMe'D; 10-28-2012 at 05:01 PM.
- 10-28-2012, 06:33 PM #6
I know, but the same applies, despite the obvious differences. You won't receive any emails or iMessages, FaceTime calls or anything because when you go into Airplane mode on a Wi-Fi Only iPad, the Wi-Fi signal gets shut off. At least it does on my iPad 2 running iOS 6.
- 10-28-2012, 07:08 PM #8
You still have GPS capabilities. For instance. If a turn-by-turn voice guides navigation app like Waze is already installed on your iPad and have connected to the network at least once then if you were to disable Wi-Fi, you can still use Waze and it will still display your current location on its map. Airplane mode basically disables all signals. Under the scenario you mentioned above, with Airplane Mode Enabled and Wi-Fi On separately, it is my understanding that all non-Wi-Fi data is disabled. Basically, yes to your second post above.
Last edited by JustMe'D; 10-28-2012 at 07:19 PM.
- 10-28-2012, 07:12 PM #9
- 10-28-2012, 07:16 PM #10
- 10-28-2012, 07:21 PM #12
- 10-28-2012, 07:29 PM #13
Re: Airplane mode?
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