Airplane mode is a setting on your phone/tablet/laptop that cuts off its transmission signal. It basically makes it invisible to the outside world. You can’t call, text, or browse the net but you can still run any apps, music, or videos that you have downloaded to your device. Most people only use airplane mode when they are on planes and the pilot tells you to put your stuff on airplane mode. That is a waste of a glorious setting. I use airplane mode all the time. I use it when I’m catching up with friends over dinner. I use it at the movies so I don’t get distracted. I use it to escape group texts blowing up my phone while I’m trying to sleep in. And here’s a good life hack: the next time you need to charge a dying phone in a hurry, switch it to airplane mode and it will recharge faster. It works. I swear. Airplane mode isn’t just for airplanes. Get with it.
Critically Rated at 15/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young