Your iPhone is able to connect wirelessly to a number of different wireless networks and devices. This can occur with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or via a cellular connection to your cellular provider. There are separate switches for each of these settings, but you can also take advantage of a feature called Airplane Mode to simultaneously disable all of them at once.
If you see an airplane icon at the top-left corner of your iPhone screen, and you are unable to access the Internet, make phone calls, or receive texts, then airplane mode is currently enabled on your iPhone. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can turn it on or off as needed.
How to Enable or Disable Airplane Mode on an iPhone 7
This guide was written using an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.0.3, but these same steps will work for other iPhone models in the same operating system, as well as most earlier versions of iOS.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: tap the button to the right of Airplane Mode to enable or disable it.
Airplane Mode is turned on when there is green shading around the button. Airplane Mode is enabled in the picture above.
Enabling airplane mode on your iPhone is an effective way to save some battery life. Unfortunately it also disables most of the features on the phone, so it might not be the ideal choice if you are trying to save battery life. There are some other options, however, that you can also consider. For example, activate the Reduce Motion setting to see if that provides some beneficial changes for you.