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    When I select Airplane mode a message comes up saying: Airplane mode allows you to turn off calling, messaging and data network features. It also turns off connectivity features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. To use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, turn them on in Settings or on the notification panel.

    Is there a way to by-pass that and just select airplane mode instead of selecting OK everytime and OK again when I want to disable airplane mode?
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    And why do you want to activate Airplane Mode if you are not flying ????
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    Default Re: Airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by fantom305 View Post
    And why do you want to activate Airplane Mode if you are not flying ????
    Movies, school, saving battery in bad coverage areas...

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    I think you are using the wrong approach for those kind of activities ..........movies and school, put your phone in vibration or silent.........saving battery.....use the setting that comes with the phone (power saving mode).....or just turn the radio off............... airplane mode was meant for flying ............ maybe you are trying to use it as one time deal in order to shut everything off...... I would turn my phone off and not worry about............I don't think there is a way to by pass ok.....and ok ....and ok...........
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    I use it to shut everything off so I can use my phone as my alarm clock. Yes, I know it has a mode for blocking. I use airplane mode cause it's easy.
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    I use Airplane mode a lot, too... As to the poster that claims your approach is wrong, I'd disagree... Just because they named it 'Plane Mode' doesn't mean it's useful ONLY for that situation. When going to the gym for a swim, I just turn Airplane mode ON to save battery instead of toggling everything off (Battery Saving mode reduces stuff going on in your phone, doesn't actually turn radio off).

    Unfortunately that message is stuck. No way to disable it in stock mode. Of course, I'm sure someone will come out (if they haven't already) with a way to override this if you're rooted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookDroid View Post
    Unfortunately that message is stuck. No way to disable it in stock mode.
    Just install one of the several airplane mode toggles on play store. They don't prompt or anything. I'm using widgetsoid but there are others.
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    Yes, but it is way more convenient to have it in my notification bar with everything else than to have to add a widget. I understand the message once but this is ridiculous that you can't bypass it going forward. I have bad reception at work so sometimes i will put my phone in and out of airplane mode to "refresh" the modem, which usually gives me better signal at least for a bit, and this message is driving me nuts! How are more people not complaining about this?
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    I am in the same position as the OP. Does anyone have a fix? Being rooted, I would think the setting is available somewhere..
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    Default Re: Airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by lynn02 View Post
    When I select Airplane mode a message comes up saying: Airplane mode allows you to turn off calling, messaging and data network features. It also turns off connectivity features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. To use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, turn them on in Settings or on the notification panel.

    Is there a way to by-pass that and just select airplane mode instead of selecting OK everytime and OK again when I want to disable airplane mode?
    Coming from iOS, this annoyed me to. I want to just turn it on without all these freaking prompts. (same for bluetooth)
    Last edited by Calidoc; 06-30-2013 at 12:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn02 View Post
    When I select Airplane mode a message comes up saying: Airplane mode allows you to turn off calling, messaging and data network features. It also turns off connectivity features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. To use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, turn them on in Settings or on the notification panel.

    Is there a way to by-pass that and just select airplane mode instead of selecting OK everytime and OK again when I want to disable airplane mode?
    Airplane mode has to turn those features off because its meant to be used on an Airplane...do it doesn't mess with the airplane communication systems

    Just put your phone on Silent mode or Vibrate mode to keep all those other features on

    Or arrange the toggles so the ones u use most are in the front as soon as u pull the notification bar down....u can arrange them from settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by jebb View Post
    I am in the same position as the OP. Does anyone have a fix? Being rooted, I would think the setting is available somewhere..
    If I'm not mistaken, you can control Airplane Mode with Tasker if you're rooted and have Secure settings installed.

    Br0sk: Control Aeroplane Mode with Tasker on Android 4.2.x

    Tasker might be the solution for the OP who just wants their phone silenced at night. I do the same thing and not only do I not have to deal with prompts, I don't even have to tap anything for it to work. As long as it's night time (a time that I defined) and my phone is charging it's silent.
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    So, I guess the only solution is either deal with the message prompt or root my phone. I guess I'll deal with it and hope Samsung fixes it when the next Galaxy comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn02 View Post
    So, I guess the only solution is either deal with the message prompt or root my phone. I guess I'll deal with it and hope Samsung fixes it when the next Galaxy comes out.
    Just to be clear, Tasker itself does not require rooting. Controlling Airplane mode using Tasker does. You can control the ringer volumes like I described without rooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    Just to be clear, Tasker itself does not require rooting. Controlling Airplane mode using Tasker does. You can control the ringer volumes like I described without rooting.
    I just want to make the prompt go away when enabling and disabling airplane mode.
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    I'd say your best bet is to just deal with it. Ask yourself, "Is this little pop-up really worth my time and attention?" so the next time that damn pop-up asks you if you're sure you want to turn off all of those features, you can confidently say, "YES, SIR TAKE MY PHONE BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES" and press that OK button like it's your bottom *****

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom305 View Post
    And why do you want to activate Airplane Mode if you are not flying ????
    Speaking for myself, I use the phone for other things than phone--like eBooks. It comes to bed with me. It's on my nightstand when I finally go to sleep. I don't want it on as I sleep which would mean (a) getting audible notifications from Facebook, texts, emails, wrong numbers etc that would wake me up; and (b) why drain the battery overnight?
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    lynn02, I have the same problem but found a simple solution. Long press the power button and you'll get 'Device Options'. Select 'Flight Mode' and that's it! No annoying popup prompt.

    I'm a flight steward and there is an application (Cabin Crew Roster Minder) that puts my Android phone to flight mode automatically before every flight. But not on my S4 with the stupid prompt. I hope the developer will find a way to fix this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megahurtz78 View Post
    lynn02, I have the same problem but found a simple solution. Long press the power button and you'll get 'Device Options'. Select 'Flight Mode' and that's it! No annoying popup prompt.

    I'm a flight steward and there is an application (Cabin Crew Roster Minder) that puts my Android phone to flight mode automatically before every flight. But not on my S4 with the stupid prompt. I hope the developer will find a way to fix this.
    I just tried the long press power button and tried it from device options and still get the prompt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Airplane mode has to turn those features off because its meant to be used on an Airplane...do it doesn't mess with the airplane communication systems

    Just put your phone on Silent mode or Vibrate mode to keep all those other features on

    Or arrange the toggles so the ones u use most are in the front as soon as u pull the notification bar down....u can arrange them from settings
    The impression that I get is that they do it in order to save battery, but my question is: if you are going to turn off all of those features while you are a the gym or swim like one of them said, why not turn the phone off any way if you are not going to be using it for that time any way ? I can understand to use it as a reboot for the radio in order to try to get better reception but aside from that I honestly don't see the use. Sorry.....
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    I use it every night to use the alarm. I want that prompt gone with the audio too loud prompt

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    This is really one of the most ridiculous threads I have read. The OP wants to know if there is a way to turn off the prompts. As a new S3 user, I have the same issue - I don't need the phone to confirm that I actually want to do everything I am trying to do. The responses saying "what you are trying to do is not the best way to do it, you should do this instead" are not helpful and don't address the question being asked. I want an answer to the disabling confirmation prompts. I don't care if using airplane mode at night, or while at the gym, doesn't make sense to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brand_x View Post
    This is really one of the most ridiculous threads I have read. The OP wants to know if there is a way to turn off the prompts. As a new S3 user, I have the same issue - I don't need the phone to confirm that I actually want to do everything I am trying to do. The responses saying "what you are trying to do is not the best way to do it, you should do this instead" are not helpful and don't address the question being asked. I want an answer to the disabling confirmation prompts. I don't care if using airplane mode at night, or while at the gym, doesn't make sense to you.
    So you'd rather the answer be, "You can't, it sucks to be you," rather than, "You can't, but try this method instead"?
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    If the responses were "you can't turn off confirmation prompts, but you can do this instead" it would be one thing, but almost all the prompts were along the lines of "I don't know why you would use airplane mode for what you are trying to do." Those responses are not helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom305 View Post
    I think you are using the wrong approach for those kind of activities ..........movies and school, put your phone in vibration or silent.........saving battery.....use the setting that comes with the phone (power saving mode).....or just turn the radio off............... airplane mode was meant for flying ............ maybe you are trying to use it as one time deal in order to shut everything off...... I would turn my phone off and not worry about............I don't think there is a way to by pass ok.....and ok ....and ok...........
    Airplane mode is recommended for flying because it turns off all redio signals coming to and from the phone. These radio signals, when they are trying to find coverage in low coverage areas, zap a LOT of battery from the device. This is similar to when you are in a subway, or in a tunnel, or below ground in any way. Why not use airplane mode to turn off radio? I think it is you who is using the wrong approach to this feature. It's great in a LOT of situations.
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