Your iPhone has several wireless connections that can all be enabled and active at the same time. Some of these conflict with airplane equipment, so air carriers may ask you to turn off electronic devices when you get on a plane. While you could completely turn off the device, or turn off all of the offending wireless connections, your iPhone has something called Airplane Mode that will automatically take care of it for you.
But are you unsure whether or not your iPhone is already in Airplane Mode, and you are looking for a quick way to tell? Simply look for the airplane icon at the top-left corner of your screen, as identified in the picture below.
The presence of that airplane icon means that the iPhone is in airplane mode, and you can see how to enable or disable that in the steps below.
How to Turn Airplane Mode On or Off on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. Note that this guide is going to show you one to enable or disable Airplane Mode. However, you will also be able to do it by going to the Settings menu and tapping the button to the right of Airplane Mode.
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open the Control Center.
Step 2: Tap the airplane icon at the top-left of the Control Center. I have turned off Airplane Mode in the picture below.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.