Leaving for a cruise on Saturday and wanted to ask some questions...
Gf and I both have android phones (LG Viper 4G LTE and Samsung Galaxy S3) we want to take on board for use of the camera/video capture.
We won't need to make/receive calls, send/receive texts, or use the internet for anything. I was planning on just switching our phones into airplane mode as soon as we get to the port but I was wondering if that shuts off ALL connections?
I know there's some other settings for turning off mobile data but that's unnecessary in airplane mode right? Also, I have no idea what all apps have permissions to use location/data without me really knowing.
Just want to make sure we can use our phones as cameras without being charged a dime by Sprint.
I did the same with my OV in Germany. It worked just fine as a watch/calendar/camera/wifi thing. On my phone I couldn't adjust the time but yours may be different (had no problem with my wifi only SGP and the sim-less Captivate I bought from a friend).
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC Desire Z, Asus Eee Pad Transformer with Keyboard Dock,
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Airplane mode will turn off all antennae on your phone. No WiFi, BT, cellular voice or data. I use it when I go to work. I just put my personal phone on airplane mode, so I don't get distracted by personal calls and messages and then turn it back on when I leave work.
Re: Question about going on cruise and Airplane mode
Originally Posted by Dngrsone
Personally, I'd turn off GPS while you're at it. That will extend your battery life a little, too.
Actually it doesn't make any difference unless you run an app that uses it.
When I first got my phone I was paranoid about battery - constantly watching current drain, seeing how far I could stretch it by turning stuff off or down, and GPS stayed off unless I was going to run Maps. Then I saw people who I knew knew their stuff left it on, so I tried. And yup, it made no difference at all.
Of course if you are running apps which would use GPS if available that's a different matter. But otherwise there's no need to turn it off.