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Plane Mode Tweaker


Use this tool to take control of your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when airplane mode is on.

**This app has very limited functionality past Android 2.3 because of Google's changes to Android. The only option available for most users past Android 2.3 is the trigger that turns WiFi off when toggling on airplane mode.

Different devices will have different behavior, as I do not have the resources to test this workaround on every device. **

If you hate it when your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth get disabled by turning on airplane mode, here your fix!

Perfect for turning an old smartphone into a dedicated MP3 player or PDA. Just take out the SIM, use this app, and leave the phone in airplane mode.


Completely free with no ads


Once the settings in this app have been applied you can safely remove this application - they are written to your system settings and are permanent until a factory reset.

# Warning
May not work on all devices!

Some manufacturers have locked down some of these settings, rending this application useless in some cases. I have no way around this, nor can I tell which devices specifically with which firmwares do not support the functionality in this app, unfortunately.

Known not to work in Android 4.2 because Google has made airplane mode settings 'read-only' when accessing them from third-party apps.

# Permissions used
* write system settings - that's what this app does...

# How to use this app
Choose the options you want enabled or disabled in this application. Your changes will take place immediately.

You can view the changes in Android's settings application, typically under 'Wireless Settings'. Wireless settings can be launched directly from the bottom item in this application for your convenience.

Example Use Case 1:
Allow toggling of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when airplane mode is enabled, but still have airplane mode toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth off ->
on, on, on, on

Example Use Case 2:
Make Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggling independent of airplane mode ->
off, off, on, on

Example Use Case 3:
Don't let Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggle when airplane mode is enabled, and toggle them off when airplane mode is enabled ->
on, on, off, off

When launching wireless settings, your changes may not be visible right away. In this case, hit the 'Back' button on the device or kill the 'Settings' app with a task killer. Your changes will be reflected upon a new restart of the wireless settings task.

# What this does
When airplane mode is enabled, the default behavior is to disable the 'radios' on the device. That would include your cell radio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

A good app to go with your backup Android device to reduce extend battery life.

Using hidden functionality built into Android, this application does one of two things:

1) Prevent airplane mode from toggling your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth radios.
(This also has the effect of allowing your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stay on after reboots when airplane mode has been enabled.)

2) Allow Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to be toggled when airplane mode is enabled.
(No longer possible past Android 4.0)

# More Notes

Your settings should persist after you reboot your device. Feel free to remove this application to free up some space when you are done with it.

The default manufacturer setting varies depending on the device. As a result, this app may not prove to be of use to every device.

# Keywords
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode, flight mode, system tool

Recent changes:
No additional features. More rules to hide non-functioning toggles from users of Android 4.x.
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About Plane Mode Tweaker
Use this tool to take control of your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when airplane mode is on.

**This app has very limited functionality past Android 2.3 because of Google's changes to Android. The only option available for most users past Android 2.3 is the trigger that turns WiFi off when toggling on airplane mode.

Different devices will have different behavior, as I do not have the resources to test this workaround on every device. **

If you hate it when your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth get disabled by turning on airplane mode, here your fix!

Perfect for turning an old smartphone into a dedicated MP3 player or PDA. Just take out the SIM, use this app, and leave the phone in airplane mode.


Completely free with no ads


Once the settings in this app have been applied you can safely remove this application - they are written to your system settings and are permanent until a factory reset.

# Warning
May not work on all devices!

Some manufacturers have locked down some of these settings, rending this application useless in some cases. I have no way around this, nor can I tell which devices specifically with which firmwares do not support the functionality in this app, unfortunately.

Known not to work in Android 4.2 because Google has made airplane mode settings 'read-only' when accessing them from third-party apps.

# Permissions used
* write system settings - that's what this app does...

# How to use this app
Choose the options you want enabled or disabled in this application. Your changes will take place immediately.

You can view the changes in Android's settings application, typically under 'Wireless Settings'. Wireless settings can be launched directly from the bottom item in this application for your convenience.

Example Use Case 1:
Allow toggling of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when airplane mode is enabled, but still have airplane mode toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth off ->
on, on, on, on

Example Use Case 2:
Make Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggling independent of airplane mode ->
off, off, on, on

Example Use Case 3:
Don't let Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggle when airplane mode is enabled, and toggle them off when airplane mode is enabled ->
on, on, off, off

When launching wireless settings, your changes may not be visible right away. In this case, hit the 'Back' button on the device or kill the 'Settings' app with a task killer. Your changes will be reflected upon a new restart of the wireless settings task.

# What this does
When airplane mode is enabled, the default behavior is to disable the 'radios' on the device. That would include your cell radio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

A good app to go with your backup Android device to reduce extend battery life.

Using hidden functionality built into Android, this application does one of two things:

1) Prevent airplane mode from toggling your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth radios.
(This also has the effect of allowing your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to stay on after reboots when airplane mode has been enabled.)

2) Allow Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to be toggled when airplane mode is enabled.
(No longer possible past Android 4.0)

# More Notes

Your settings should persist after you reboot your device. Feel free to remove this application to free up some space when you are done with it.

The default manufacturer setting varies depending on the device. As a result, this app may not prove to be of use to every device.

# Keywords
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode, flight mode, system tool

Recent changes:
No additional features. More rules to hide non-functioning toggles from users of Android 4.x.

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A Google User
Jun 29, 2014
YESSSS!!!! No more extra work! Now I don't have to push 2 buttons anymore to turn on airplane mode and turn back on wifi after airplane mode disables it. Just turn on airplane mode and the cell radio goes off but wifi stays on. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Google User
May 11, 2014
Works flawlessly for me ! Earlier, I had to manually turn on wifi again after enabling airplane mode. But thanks to this app, I no longer need to do this as the app has allowed me to change a relevant hidden setting such that wifi remains on even after enabling airplane mode. The best thing is that I don't even need to keep the app installed. As the description says, the setting will remain effective even after uninstalling the app. Thanks to the developer.
A Google User
Oct 21, 2013
it's work thanks for this aplication, now i can turning on bluetooth&wifi in aiplane mode
A Google User
Oct 1, 2013
Just what I needed Does what or says. Working on custom rom no problem. Thank you
A Google User
Sep 6, 2013
Like this app Had this on my HTC Evo 3D... Works like a charm.... Just wish it with for my HTC One....hint hint..lol