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12-30-2007, 09:00 PM #1Airplane Mode without disabling Wifi
You know what really grinds my gears?!? I work for a recording studio and I always have to put my phone on airplane mode because of the cellular interference with the speakers. Now I've tried turning off just wifi and I tried turning off just edge and nothing works. I would love it if somebody could come up with a way to disable the cellular part of the phone without disabling the wifi part. How else am I supposed to ignore loved ones while downloading the latest application from installer, which I hear is awesome.
Last edited by burkferden; 12-30-2007 at 09:01 PM. Reason: Add Tags, Whoops!
12-30-2007, 09:34 PM #2
take the sim out of your phone...or lock it w pass
12-31-2007, 09:07 AM #3
Well, yeah. Its already a pain. Having to remove the sim and install it again is only more of a pain.
12-31-2007, 09:59 AM #4
Airplane mode is designed to disable all wireless functions, it can't be turned on and still have the WiFi portion work.
Other people have complained about this before. Does the interference happen only when the phone rings, checks mails, etc? or all the time? Mine sites beside a speaker all day and i don't hear a peep.
Addendum: I can't try this right now cause I'm at work. But have you tried (through UIctl.app) to shut down the com.apple.CommCenter (the radio) and seen if the WiFi still works?
Last edited by Eurisko; 12-31-2007 at 10:02 AM.Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
12-31-2007, 10:13 AM #5
I could give that a shot. It does it whenever it communicates with the cell tower, calls coming in, sms, stuff like that.
Stopping the com.apple.CommCenter disables the cellular function but reloads in seconds. I am a little afraid of performing an unload or unload -w command without fully understanding the repercussions.
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12-31-2007, 10:14 AM #6
Last edited by Eurisko; 12-31-2007 at 10:14 AM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostGet "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
12-31-2007, 10:20 AM #7
when its unloaded it will still show up in UIctl to reload? The though of permanently disabling the cellular functionality of my phone is what makes me a little hesitant. I mean the ipod touch is nice, but the iphone is nicer.
Oh. I get it now. Duh. It works wonders. Thanks!
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12-31-2007, 10:22 AM #8
I use Toggle to turn off the phone feature by itself and keep WiFi. I work around sound equipment (mixers, cordless mics, speakers and all that) a lot of the time and Toggle does the job to stop the interference. Try it.
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12-31-2007, 10:24 AM #9
12-31-2007, 10:30 PM #10
if u use netservices you can enable airplane mode then manually turn on wifi. You will get airplane mode warning but the wifi will be on and useable. I do this at wokr all the time where the cllular phone jammers run down cell batteries like nobodys business.
01-02-2008, 08:46 AM #11
People really put their iPhones in airplane mode when on an airplane?
01-02-2008, 09:20 AM #12
01-02-2008, 10:32 AM #13
The signals could interfere with the planes instruments was the story, there has been more recent studies to suggest that is incorrect. Yet they are considering making it legal and outfitting planes to support cell phones.
01-02-2008, 10:35 AM #14
If that's the case in the future, that's great. Until then, Airplane mode was made for a purpose.Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
01-04-2008, 02:40 AM #15
I tried it with 1.1.1 and it seemed to work mostly okay, but there was some weirdness briefly where I couldn't log in to check mail unless the phone was turned back on, and the the operator name did not come back at first when I re-enabled the phone mode. But everything seems fine now.
iToggle is also slightly smaller than Services.app, so that is even better.
04-20-2008, 11:25 PM #16
Doesn't work for 1.1.2 and up well the phone part anyways
and bossprefs phone function just turns on airplane mode ......
04-21-2008, 06:11 AM #17
turn on airplane mode and then enable wifi in bossprefs. works great.-----------------------------------------------------------
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04-21-2008, 08:47 AM #18
The new Bossprefs takes care of this problem. Version 1.66