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How to use Internet in Flight/Airplane Mode

Want to use your mobile data while in airplane mode? Here's a trick to use mobile internet in Airplane mode/flight mode on a smartphone in 2024.
How to use internet in flight mode

When you put your phone into flight mode or enable airplane mode, it turns off all signals such as Wi-Fi, mobile network, Bluetooth, etc.

This means you cannot use the Internet in flight mode unless you disable it or you connect your phone to Wi-Fi.

There are a few reasons you might want to put your phone into flight mode—you might want to charge your phone faster and reduce battery consumption, or you might want to temporarily block incoming calls and messages.

What if you still want to access mobile internet while in airplane or flight mode? There’s no such feature in mobile devices. However, fortunately, there is a trick that can help you use the internet while in airplane mode.

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How to use the Internet in Airplane/Flight mode

How to use internet in flight mode

 

Follow these steps to use mobile data in airplane mode:

  1. First, enable the mobile data and turn the Airplane mode on.
  2. Open your phone’s Dialer.
  3. Dial the USSD code — *#*#4636#*#*. This will open the ‘Phone info’ settings page.
  4. Now select “Phone Information“.
  5. Look for the “Set Preferred Network Type” options and toggle on “Mobile Radio Power“.

Once you are done with the above process, just wait a few minutes and you will see that VoLTE will be running on your phone and will be able to use mobile data, even if airplane mode is on.

How to use internet on airplane mode

Conclusion

Note that this trick does not work on Samsung phones as there is no option to activate ‘Mobile Radio Power’, although you can access these settings by rooting your phone.

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We tested this trick on many phones and it works on most phones, especially on Xiaomi and Redmi phones. So if you have a phone running on MIUI, you can easily access the internet in airplane mode using the above trick.

Also, keep in mind that it is mandatory to have Airplane mode on while traveling in flight. So do not use this trick while traveling on airplanes.

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