What do you think will happen when activating Airplane Mode on your iPhone or iPad?
Interface-wise, nothing really changes. However, this mode turns off wireless transmission on your iOS device.
- and Cellular Signal
Why do people use Airplane Mode?
The purpose of turning on Airplane Mode is so that your phone is not connecting to a cellular tower. This is extremely useful when you travel via an airplane.
According to a report in 2013, someone got billed over $20,000 in international roaming fees. That’s insane! The author from How-to Geek also recommends avoiding calls and text messages. And how do we avoid all that? By using Airplane Mode!
However, some aircraft now offer Wi-Fi connection. Therefore, the point of disabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is invalid.
By default, you can reactivate these two features after entering this mode.
All you have to do is swipe up from the bottom of the screen to launch Control Center. Then, tap on either or both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons to enable them.
That’s too much work!!
If you have to constantly switching back and forth between Airplane Mode and regular connection, having to re-enable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth repeatedly can be tiresome.
This was when a new Cydia tweak called “Keep On Airplane Mode” come in handy.
Just by the title, you will know that this jailbreak tweak will keep Wi-Fi and Bluetooth active when turning on Airplane Mode.
Shut up and show me how
Fine, here is the tutorial.
- Go to the BigBoss repo
- Look for Keep On Airplane Mode
- Install and Respring
Upon installing, the tweak is off. Open your Settings app and configure it from there. This tweak has been tested on my iOS 9.3.2, and it worked.
To check if these two functionalities are back to work or not, look for their icons in your status bar.