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Control airplane mode & other network settings

You can control airplane mode, NFC, tethering, and other network and internet settings for your Android phone or tablet.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.1 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Change a network or internet setting

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Network & Internet.
  3. Tap the setting you want to change.

Available network & internet settings


To use Wi-Fi the way you want, you can change how and when your device connects.

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi networks or fix Wi-Fi connection problems.

Mobile network

You can change how your device uses mobile data. This can include data, data roaming, and preferred networks. We recommend checking with your mobile carrier about fees and other details.

Learn how to connect to mobile networks.

Data usage

Data usage is how much data your device uploads or downloads using mobile data. To make sure that you're not using too much data on your data plan, you can check and change your data usage.

Learn how to reduce and manage mobile data usage.

Hotspot & tethering

You can share your device’s mobile data connection with other computers, phones, or tablets via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB tethering and portable hotspots.

Learn how to share your device’s data connection.


You can connect to secure networks when you're traveling with virtual private networks (VPNs).

Learn how to use virtual private networks.

Airplane mode

You can turn off Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and Bluetooth with Airplane mode.

To turn Airplane mode on or off:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Network & Internet.
  3. Turn Airplane mode on or off.

You can connect to Wi-Fi while in Airplane mode. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi networks.

Tip: You can also turn on airplane mode by swiping down from the top of your screen. Learn how.

Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth

To reset all your network settings:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Network & Internet.
  3. Tap More More and then Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth.
  4. At the bottom, tap Reset settings.

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