Unless you’re flying a lot for whatever reasons, you may not be using Airplane mode on your iPhone that often. But did you know there are other reasons for its usefulness? This is especially important lately due to the FAA relaxing restrictions on the use of electronic devices while in flight. So let’s find out.
1. Save Battery Life
You just left your house and it hit you; your iPhone is low on battery and you didn’t bring a charger. Yikes! What you could do is switch it over to Airplane mode to conserve your battery up until the exact moment you need it. Then switch it back off to restore your iPhone to it’s iPhone glory.
You can even continue to use most of your iPhone’s features such as the camera. If you’re going on a trip and plan on taking lots of pictures, go ahead and utilize Airplane mode to ensure your iPhone lasts through a full day of photography.
Also, if you know you’ll be out of range of a good cellular signal for a good amount of time, it’s good to go ahead and put your iPhone in Airplane mode. When your device has spotty to no coverage, it works harder to find a good signal. Put your iPhone at ease and tell it to rest (in Airplane mode).
2. Charge Faster
Only got a few minutes next to an outlet to charge up? Going into Airplane mode while charging will allow your iPhone to charge much faster. If you can resist using your device for 10-20 minutes, you’ll get a much faster charge as opposed to using it while it’s charging.
3. Reset Internet Connections
Sometimes your iPhone just needs to shake it out and start over. If you’re experiencing some choppy internet, either on WiFi or cellular, going into Airplane mode for about 10 seconds can fix the problem. This break helps your iPhone re-establish it’s internet connect in the case that something was awry.
4. Unplug And Be Social
Last but not least, Airplane mode is perfect for social gatherings. Putting the device into Airplane mode ensures that you won’t be getting any interruptions from Facebook or Snapchat. It makes it easier to be “in the moment” and mentally with those around you rather than being plugged in and staring at bright screens. You should even encourage others to do the same for a fun socially engaged time together.
That’s it! Did I miss anything? Sound off in the comments section below if you use Airplane mode in a way that wasn’t talked about in this article (other than for actual airplanes).