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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Kallmeyer, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. Kallmeyer

    Kallmeyer Lurker
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    I've spent a few weeks looking for a solution online for this problem, and just cannot find an answer.

    While in airplane mode while connected to a WiFi network with broadband access my Motorola Edge+ with Android 11 (fully updated) tells my apps that I don't have network access.

    A restart of the phone solves this issue...for a few minutes.

    -Some apps work anyway.
    -Other apps don't work at all.
    -WiFi calling works.

    I live in a location without cell coverage, so when I'm at home it's critical that this work correctly.

    I'm well and truly stumped by this one.
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    This depends on your device, but most modern phones allow you to use Wi-Fi even when in airplane mode. When you enable airplane mode, Wi-Fi will shut off, but you can enable it again manually. On your Android device, swipe down from the top of the screen twice to open Quick Settings again, then tap Wi-Fi.
     
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  3. Kallmeyer

    Kallmeyer Lurker
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    This is not the problem. I do exactly as you've said and the device shows that I'm connected to the WiFi network.
     
  4. ocnbrze

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

    how is your wifi signal? try rebooting your router.
     
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  5. Kallmeyer

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    WiFi signal is strong, router has been rebooted several times over the course of this issue so I don't think that that is the problem.
     
  6. Kallmeyer

    Kallmeyer Lurker
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    I strongly suspect that this is a problem with Android 11 or the device itself. I'm just hoping that someone has had the same problem and found a solution. I would hate to have to wait for an Android update or worse not be able to fix it if it's a hardware issue.
     
  7. ocnbrze

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

    well it's not android 11. i have 11 on my note 10+ and i have zero issues.....so.....
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Same here, I'm using Android 11 on a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and not had any problems with apps using WiFi.
     
  9. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    If there's no cell coverage, why use airplane mode? Just use the phone without a SIM.
     
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  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I can't rule out it being a problem with Moto's Android 11 implementation for the Edge+, since I don't have one to test. But if so that would be a Moto problem rather than an Android 11 problem, since it works fine on other Android 11 devices (including my Pixel).
     
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  11. Kallmeyer

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    I would do that except I travel back and forth to town, where there is excellent 5G coverage. I would like to use Airplane Mode while connected to WiFi to prolong battery life.
     
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