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    Default Airplane mode?

    I switched on airplane mode but I can still use WiFi and GPS, is this normal? If so what is the purpose of airplane mode?

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    Default Re: Airplane mode?

    Airplane mode should turn off all radios but I haven't tested it on my N7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limitproof View Post
    I switched on airplane mode but I can still use WiFi and GPS, is this normal? If so what is the purpose of airplane mode?

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    Yep. Normal.
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    Default Re: Airplane mode?

    Airplane mode should turn of any transmitting radios. So WiFi and Bluetooth, I haven't tested it on mine.

    GPS doesn't transmit, it only receives, so it's not required to be turned off on an airplane, though probably a good idea to save battery.
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    I put mine in Airplane Mode when I go to sleep so I'm not woke up by all kinds of notification noises or my phone either (they both go into Airplane Mode when I sleep). I have an app that tells them when to wake up so I don't have to do it manually. When they wake up sometimes it's a bit like a bad high school band with all the notifications coming in but at least I'm awake when it happens.
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    It's all a joke anyway. Do they really expect me to think my tablet is going to interfere with their machine.
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    Airplane mode turns all signals off but you can manually over ride.

    Since Nexus 7 does not have a phone radio, you can practically out this device in airplane mode yet have all turned on manually.

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    Airplane mode turns off everything. 3G, 4G, Wifi, and GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajonesma View Post
    Airplane mode turns off everything. 3G, 4G, Wifi, and GPS.

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    Not on my unit: see I have Wifi working in airplane mode, in fact I've had airplane mode on for days and get all my notifications and surfing done no problem. Weird.

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    Wi-Fi works on my Rezound in the airplane mode. I use it with Go Go while in flight.

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    Default Re: Airplane mode?

    Airplane mode has only ever really affected cell radios for me, and this doesn't have any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkiker2089 View Post
    It's all a joke anyway. Do they really expect me to think my tablet is going to interfere with their machine.
    I hate to break it to you but radios do interfere with electronics. I work at a power plant and radios have caused the plant to trip. If you want to be on a plane with people using phones go for it. I will pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfurman24 View Post
    I hate to break it to you but radios do interfere with electronics. I work at a power plant and radios have caused the plant to trip. If you want to be on a plane with people using phones go for it. I will pass.
    Which is why the FAA considered allowing cell phone use on planes but decided not to because passengers polled said it would be annoying. Just saying.

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