Keep your Android’s wireless connections on in Airplane mode

When you first turn on your Android phone’s Airplane mode, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned off. You can change this setting to keep your wireless connections on, so you stay connected to devices like your smartwatch or Bluetooth earbuds. You can also turn your wireless connections off again.

To get help with Wi-Fi, activate Google Assistant on your Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro and say, "I can't connect to Wi-Fi." Learn more about Pixel support on Assistant.

The next time you turn on Airplane mode, your phone will remember your previous setting.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 11 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Turn Airplane mode on or off

To turn Airplane mode on or off:

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Network & internet.
  3. Turn Airplane mode on or off.
Tip: You can also turn airplane mode on or off by swiping down from the top of your screen. Learn how to quickly change common settings.
Turn on & connect Wi-Fi
  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Network & internet and then Internet.
  3. Turn Wi-Fi on.
  4. Tap a listed network. If it needs a password, you'll see the Lock . After you connect:
    • "Connected" shows under the network name.
    • The network is "Saved." When your device is near and Wi-Fi is on, your device automatically connects.
Tip: You can also swipe down on your screen to get to Wi-Fi settings. Learn how to change common settings.
Turn Bluetooth on or off from the Settings app
  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices And then Connection preferences And then Bluetooth.
  3. Turn Bluetooth on or off.

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