Newer smartphones have built-in airplane modes that can be activated during flights to avoid any phone-related distractions. In airplane mode, your device blocks all incoming and outgoing calls, texts, and data usage so you can focus on the safety instructions and take off. However, you may still receive texts if your contacts have your wireless number saved in their phones as a secondary contact. Even if your friends cannot find your contact information to send you a text message, they can still send it to your wireless network carrier (AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, etc.) and it will be delivered to you when you turn off the airplane mode. If you want to know how this is even possible or learn more about how text messages get sent even in airplane mode, read on to find out more!
Can You Still Receive Texts In Airplane Mode?
Yes, you can still receive texts in airplane mode. When in airplane mode, your phone won’t connect to a cellular network or to public Wi-Fi. This means that your phone can’t receive texts, but they will still be waiting for you when you turn off airplane mode.
What Happens If You Receive A Text In Airplane Mode?
- You receive the text message in your personal contacts list.
- Your phone connects to a wireless network and shows the text message on your screen.
- Your phone sends the text message to your wireless carrier, who then connects it to your phone and delivers it to you when you turn off airplane mode.
Text messages are delivered through cellular networks and Wi-Fi, so they can be received even if you are not connected to a cellular network or public Wi-Fi network.
How Do People Find My Wireless Number?
- Your friends can ask their contacts for your wireless number and enter it into their phones. This is how people find out how to send you a text message when they aren’t able to find out how from other ways (such as asking you directly or looking up your number).
- When someone sends you a text message, it asks for permission before sending it to the recipient’s phone number so that the person receiving it knows that it was actually sent by them in the first place (this is called “notification”). The notification lets people know if the sender sent them a text or if someone else sent them a text that was meant for them instead of the sender’s intended recipient (this is called “spoofing”).
How To Receive Text Messages Even In Airplane Mode?
- If you want to receive text messages even in airplane mode, your wireless carrier must support this feature. Some wireless carriers offer it, while others do not.
- You must enable your phone to receive text messages when you first turn on airplane mode. You can’t turn on airplane mode and then later decide you want to receive text messages again.
- Your phone must send a “message” (a notification that tells you it is receiving a text message) when it connects to a wireless network and receives new texts from your friends or contacts. Some phones use different ways of sending this notification (for example, some use vibration or sound), so be sure to check with your carrier if the method used doesn’t work for you.
- Your phone will send notifications for all texts sent even in airplane mode: those sent by friends and those sent by people who have the same number as yours but who aren’t actually sending them from their phone number – these are called “spoofs”.
How Do I Know If My Texts Were Sent By Me Or By Someone Else?
- It’s easy to tell if your texts were actually sent by yourself or someone else: press and hold the “Send” button on your phone until you see the message read aloud or hear the vibration.
- If the message is read aloud, you can tell for sure that it was sent by a person and not by your phone because the message can only be sent from your phone. If the message is read aloud or vibrates, it was definitely sent from a person’s phone number.
- If you don’t see any messages even though you know your phone has text messaging enabled, then it’s most likely that someone else has control over your phone and is sending texts on your behalf (this is called “spoofing”).
How To Turn On And Use Airplane Mode
- To turn on airplane mode, press and hold the “End” button until you see the message “Airplane Mode” appear.
- To use airplane mode, simply put your phone into airplane mode and it will automatically turn off when you’re done.
How To Turn Off Airplane Mode
- To turn off airplane mode, press and hold the “End” button until you see the message “Airplane Mode” appear.
- To use airplane mode, simply put your phone into airplane mode and it will automatically turn back on when you’re done.
Thanks to the advancement in technology, you can easily receive texts even when your smartphone is in airplane mode. This only works if the person sending you the text has your wireless number saved in their phone as a secondary contact. If someone does not have your wireless number saved in their phone, they cannot send you a text. When you receive a text while in airplane mode, the text cannot be sent back to the sender. Instead, it is sent to your wireless network carrier and is delivered to you when you turn off airplane mode. If you have a newer smartphone, you can also turn on in-flight texting to receive texts while in airplane mode.
Do I have to turn on airplane mode before I receive a text?
No, you do not have to turn on airplane mode before receiving a text message.
If someone sends me a text while in airplane mode, can they see who it was from?
No, they cannot see who it was from or read the actual message that was sent from your phone number (unless they know your wireless carrier).
Does the person who sent me a text have to know my wireless number to send me a text?
No, they do not have to know your wireless number to send you a text.
If I receive a message while in airplane mode, will I be able to reply?
Yes, you can reply as long as the sender knows your wireless number and has it saved as a secondary contact in their phone.
Do I have to turn off airplane mode before talking on my phone or using data?
No, you do not have to turn off airplane mode before using data or talking on your phone (provided the person sending you the message knows your wireless number and has it saved in their phone).