Guide: Make Android’s “airplane mode” smarter

by birtanpublished on November 3, 2020

Do you happen to turn on airplane mode while Wi-Fi Bluetooth or NFC is enabled then you've probably run into that annoying issue we're turning on airplane mode automatically disables these settings and you have to manually turn that back on for example let's say you're getting on a plane and you have your Bluetooth headphones or other Bluetooth accessory speaker SmartWatch connect it to your phone you then decide to pop your phone into airplane mode and damn it everything connected via bluetooth disconnects at that point you have to turn bluetooth back on manually annoying

Obviously but what if there's a way you can just make it such that hitting the airplane mode toggle didn't turn off Bluetooth or really any other radio that you didn't want to turn off well luckily for you there is a way to do this and it doesn't require route all you will need is a computer your phone which must have at least jellybeans 4.2.1 or above I'm doing this on the latest version of marshmallow and a USB cable also make sure you have ADB installed on your computer I'll leave that link down below if you want to see an easy tutorial on how to install it once you have that

Installed we will also need to enable USB debugging on your phone just go to the settings about phone at the bottom tap on build number seven times to enable developer options and then toggle USB debugging within developer options now before we begin executing commands just keep in mind that I'm going to demo this on Windows 10 so if you have a Mac or Linux some of these steps will be slightly different but it's still the same method first connect your phone to your computer next navigate to your ADB folder within this folder hold down the shift key and right-click anywhere to

Open up a menu click on open command window here within the command window type in adb devices to make sure that adb can communicate with your phone now most of the newer devices will ask you to authorize that computer for adb access if you haven't already used it previously once authorized if you don't see a serial number attached to the list of devices you either installed ADB incorrectly or you don't have USB debugging enabled so go back and do these steps all over again try to see if you can fix it by the

Way all of these commands will be in the description so you can copy and paste them into CMD so let's check to see what radios are being toggled when enabling airplane mode so type in the following command and then hit enter if you need to pause the video then go ahead and do so if you receive an error enter this command instead now you will either see a list of radios or this command either one works here's where your preference comes into play basically if you don't want one of these radios to be disabled when turning on airplane mode you will need to remove it from this list so in

My case I don't want airplane mode to disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so I will type in the following command if you happen to receive an error type this command instead just so you know in the executed command I have shortened the list of radios that airplane mode can disable that's all I really did now disconnect the device and reboot your phone now turning on airplane mode won't disable the Wi-Fi or bluetooth but it will disable my cellular network and NFC just like I asked it to before I move on definitely check out and download the Amazon App Store by visiting amazon.com

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Make sure to reboot your device and result that's how you modify what radios airplane mode can or cannot disable please use this responsibly even though it's unlikely that this procedure will damage your phone you never know what could happen so be careful if you did every step in this video but it still doesn't work then unfortunately you will need to continue to toggle the settings manually that's it for this tutorial make sure to smack that thumbs up button if you found this video to be useful check out android police calm for your

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