Turn Airplane Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

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If you always travel by plane, then you should know that once you are on board they always announced or advised that you should turn off your phone or turn the airplane mode. This is for safety purposes to avoid any disruptions on the plane while flying. Turning your mobile into airplane mode also helps in extending your battery life. In this article, we will show you how you can turn the airplane mode in Samsung Galaxy S3.

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Instructions

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    Tap the 'Apps' which is located on the lower right corner of your mobile.
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    From your Apps tap the 'Settings'
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    Then tap 'More Settings'
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    Then tap 'Flight Mode'
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    Then tap to select 'OK' in the popup window
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    You should then see a check on your Flight Mode and and airplane icon on the upper right corner of your mobile beside the battery icon.
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Turn Off Airplane Mode

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    To turn off the Airplane Mode, tap the 'Apps' which is located on the lower right corner of your mobile.
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    From your Apps tap the 'Settings'
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    Then tap 'More Settings'
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    Then tap 'Flight Mode'
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    The check on Flight Mode should then be gone.
    Your Airplane mode is off.
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Turn on or off airplane mode on Samsung Galaxy S3 using the notification panel

You can quickly enable or disable airplane mode on your device through the notification panel. Using the notification panel is faster than going to Settings. Follow these procedures to enable or disable flight mode on your S3:

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    Go to your phone's Home screen by tapping on the Home button.
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    From your Home screen, pull down the notification panel by doing a swiping gesture using two fingers from the status bar (top-most part of the screen) to the lower part of your phone's screen.
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    On the notification panel, look for the Airplane icon and tap on it.
    The icon will turn green to indicate that flight mode has been activated. When it is colored grey, then it means that the feature is switched off.
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    You have now enabled or disabled airplane mode on your Samsung Galaxy S3 using the notification icon.
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Turn on or off airplane mode on Samsung Galaxy S3 using the Power button

You can use the Power button to turn on or off airplane mode on your device. Though this is faster than going to Settings and through the notification panel, constantly using the Power button may wear it down faster. Still, should you want to use the Power key to enable or disable flight mode on your phone then follow these:

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    Press and hold the Power button until you will see Power options.
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    From the list of device options, tap on Flight mode (airplane icon) to turn it on or off.
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    You have now enabled or disabled airplane mode on your Samsung Galaxy S3 using the Power button.
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Things that you should know about Airplane mode / Flight mode:

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    Disables all wireless connection.
    This is the main function of the feature. Flight mode disables your phone's network radios so it will not be able to use the network services and WiFi. This is important when the location you are in requires disabling of network radios and other wireless signals.
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    Saves your battery.
    Since your wireless features are turned off, you will be able to save some cell standby time. If you are running down on battery juice and you want to extend it to the last squeeze, disabling your wireless radios can help.
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    Alternative to phone restarts.
    If you are having a problem with your network reception and you want to refresh you network radio, you usually turn off your phone. Switching the Flight mode to "On" will turn off your network radio. Switching it "Off" will turn on your network radio back. When you enable and disable flight mode on your device, your network radio will go on the same process as when you turn off and on your device.
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    Alternative to phone shutdown.
    When you are in places where you are required to turn off your phone to prevent signal interference, switching to Flight mode is a better alternative.
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    Allows you to charge faster.
    Not a lot of people know this but enabling flight mode will allow your phone to charge faster. Your phone would seem to charge faster when it is consuming the least power. This is because the less power you are using while charging, the less power loss you will have and the faster will your phone go to full battery.
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Questions and Answers

How to turn on my flight mode on my Samsung Galaxy SIII?

Have looked at a lot of the 'help' items on Google and this does not describe how to turn on flight mode on my Samsung Galaxy SIII. Can you help me?

Please reference the beginning of this VisiHow guide, where you will receive a list of steps that will allow you to turn on Flight Mode in the Samsung Galaxy S3, as well as turn off Flight Mode. You can do it through your settings, from the notifications panel, and even with the use of the power button. Which method you use depends on your own personal preference, as they all control the same function, and will let you turn Flight Mode on or off. Thanks for using VisiHow.

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Unable to find flight mode option in settings app menus?

I have Android 4.4.2 on my Galaxy S3, and the more menu in the settings app doesn't appear as you show it - rather the connection menu does, however in none of the menu's do I see a flight mode option, would you please advise where I can find it?. I have tried: Looking in all the settings app menus. I think it was caused by: I don't have a clue

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