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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by donb08, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. donb08

    donb08 Lurker
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    I was trying to watch movies in airplane mode connected to the flights wifi on 2 flights and couldn't get the movies to play, any thoughts
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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yes.....you are in airplane mode. airplane mode turns your wifi off. download the movies and you should be ok watching those.
     
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  3. donb08

    donb08 Lurker
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    I'm using the wifi on the plane to watch the movies they offer, I just can't get them to play
     
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  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Maybe you don't have a player compatible with your Airlines format? MP4s can be difficult.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah but you can't if you are in airplane mode. turn off airplane mode and turn on wifi.....connect to the plane's wifi and you should be good to go.
     
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    So the phone is definitely connected to the aircraft WiFi? What's actually happening? Is there an error? Do you have to install and use the airline's own IFE app?

    Which airline is it, because somebody else may know and have a solution.
     
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  8. donb08

    donb08 Lurker
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    I was on a Alaska and United flight had the same problem on both. My last tablet worked just fine it was also a Tab S6 I had to replace because I cracked the screen.
     
  9. donb08

    donb08 Lurker
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    I didn't have the problem with my last tab S6 or the Tab S4 I had, this one is making me crazy.
     
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  10. donb08

    donb08 Lurker
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    That's a thought, I've looked at all the setting and nothing popped up but I could have missed something thing, I having the same problem with the Note 20
     
  11. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Actually not true, the way he is describing is how you are meant to do it. Otherwise it would spend the entire flight still trying to connect to mobile network, as well as bluetooth. Try it now, toggle on airplane mode, then turn wifi on, you connect and use only wifi, no mobile network connectivity or bluetooth.
    What device were you using, another S6 tab? Did you try through their app and/or the browser? Worth trying chrome, trying incognito mode, etc.

    What airline?
     
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    that's why i love AF, you always will learn something. i had no idea
     
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  13. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Yes.
    When you first engage Airplane mode, all radios on the device will be turned off.

    But, you can then turn each one on individually, and it will work just fine.

    Wi-Fi and bluetooth can be used in this way, while the cellular radio will still be off.
     
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  14. NightAngel79

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    I live to serve :)
     
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