1. newiphoneuser's Avatar
    Recently I realized that having my iphone wake me up was much easier if it were next to me on my window sill. I realize that having a phone next to me while sleeping is probably detrimental to my health so I was wondering if I put my phone in airplane mode, does the alarm still go off? And more importantly, if I get a text message while in airplane mode, does it get delivered as soon as I take it out? I wouldnt want to miss any texts.
    04-07-2011 02:27 PM
  2. AStranger's Avatar
    I don't think having a phone next to you while sleeping would be truly detrimental to your health.

    That being said, yes the alarm should still go off and text messages should come in when you turn airplane mode off.
    04-07-2011 02:34 PM
  3. newiphoneuser's Avatar
    well maybe not detrimental but its certainly not the healthier option.
    04-07-2011 02:37 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    well maybe not detrimental but its certainly not the healthier option.
    interesting.. mind expanding on this?
    04-07-2011 02:48 PM
  5. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Cell phones don't emit ionizing radiation. :P
    04-07-2011 02:50 PM
  6. AStranger's Avatar
    interesting.. mind expanding on this?
    I think he's referring to the claims that somehow the data coming to/from your phone will somehow cause you harm.

    From what I've read, they haven't found any real link between any illness and cell phone usage.
    04-07-2011 02:51 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The alarm goes off in airplane mode. I put it in airplane mode sometimes
    when I go to sleep.
    04-07-2011 02:54 PM
  8. Crypton's Avatar
    ... And more importantly, if I get a text message while in airplane mode, does it get delivered as soon as I take it out? I wouldnt want to miss any texts.
    SMS is not a very reliable service. Afaik the providers do not guaranty the delivery of each message, at least here in Germany.
    04-07-2011 03:15 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I've definitely received my SMS messages after the phone was in plane mode for about 8 hours.
    04-07-2011 03:35 PM
  10. newiphoneuser's Avatar
    interesting.. mind expanding on this?
    I don't see the need to expand on this because I'm sure you must have yourself somewhere in your life read about the possibility of radio waves coming in and out of your cellphone as possibly being harmful. Now I do not have nor will I look for links confirming this because research in this field is inconclusive and for every article I find confirming this, you can find one denying it. But until it can be proven that radio waves do not cause harm I think I'll play it safe. No I will not wear a alluminum foil hat but sleeping next to a phone near my head has caused me to have headaches before, hence my inquiry about airplane mode.
    04-07-2011 03:46 PM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    my belief is that the jury is still out on this one. like you have mentioned, there are reports on both sides so now it becomes more of a "what do you believe" situation

    IF you are that worried about it why not just put your device in another room at night and go to a traditional alarm clock.. wind-up maybe?
    04-07-2011 04:03 PM
  12. newiphoneuser's Avatar
    Because if I can simply put it in Airplane mode, it would make me sleep better.
    04-07-2011 05:14 PM
  13. WeRuleCheats's Avatar
    The alarm definitely goes off, one thing about the iphone that i thing apple should really implement? Be able to turn the phone off, but, an alarm turn the phone on and sound. Before I had iphones I had nokias, they did this trick, it's sorely missed!
    04-07-2011 06:36 PM
  14. clairejoey's Avatar
    When you put your phone in airplane it disconnects from the phone network so you definitely do not get text messages whilst this mode is turned on.
    10-25-2016 06:49 PM
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