1.    08 Feb 2017 #1
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    What is the Point of Airplane Mode?


    I have a Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10.

    To conserve battery power, I flipped on "airplane" mode - and the little airplane icon appeared on my system tray where my Wifi/Network icon was.

    Yet, here I am, posting on this board.

    If Airplane Mode doesn't turn off WiFi, um, what does it do?
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  2.    08 Feb 2017 #2

    It's designed for windows portable devices like phones and tablets.
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  3.    08 Feb 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    It's designed for windows portable devices like phones and tablets.
    Well umm, Surface pro 4 is windows portable device (tablet)?

    To topic starter - you might wanna check your drivers more closely if it doesnt really turn on the 3G/wifi/bluetooth with airplane mode.
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  4.    08 Feb 2017 #4
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    Check driversmore closely for what? Just to make sure they're up to date? Or is there something else?

    and just to clarify... WiFi remains ON when airplane mode is also ON. To me, expected behavior should be WiFi OFF when Airplane mode is ON.
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  5.    08 Feb 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjbinney View Post
    Check driversmore closely for what? Just to make sure they're up to date? Or is there something else?

    and just to clarify... WiFi remains ON when airplane mode is also ON. To me, expected behavior should be WiFi OFF when Airplane mode is ON.
    Yes on all my laptop as soon as I click the Airplane Mode my WI-FI shuts down
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  6.    08 Feb 2017 #6
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    Choose what it shuts off:

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  7.    08 Feb 2017 #7
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    OUCH!!!!
    That's the sound I just made as I slapped my forehead.

    Thanks!
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  8.    08 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjbinney View Post
    That's the sound I just made as I slapped my forehead.

    Thanks!
    LOL!
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  9.    08 Feb 2017 #9
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  10.    08 Feb 2017 #10

    Quote Originally Posted by batlhilz View Post
    Well umm, Surface pro 4 is windows portable device (tablet)?
    Yea the Surface 4 is considered another tablet which would have fully featured airplane mode. Typically with laptops, you would have to manually disable the wifi.
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