Galaxy A5 (2017) - Flight mode (SM-A520W)

Last Update date : Oct 01. 2020

Flight mode


TSA regulations require you to turn off your device or set it to Flight mode for the duration of your flight. The Flight mode feature turns off your device's connection to your wireless service provider as well as your device's Wi-Fi feature. After your flight, you can turn off the Flight mode feature to reconnect to Wi-Fi and mobile data networks.

Warning: To avoid roaming fees when traveling abroad, we encourage you to activate Flight mode on your device. If you want to access the Internet you can still enable Wi-Fi when your device is in Flight mode. So head to a place offering free public Wi-Fi (McDonald's, airports, or any other places) for free Internet access.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Turn on flight mode from settings


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps.

2. Touch Settings Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

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4. Touch Flight mode.

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5. Touch the slider OFF to turn Flight mode on ON.

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Important: When Flight mode is on, you will see the Flight mode indicator icon on the status bar.

Turn on flight mode from the quick settings panel


1. To open the Quick Settings Panel, swipe from the top to the bottom of the screen, using two fingers.

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2. Touch Flight mode Flight OFF to turn this mode on Flight ON.

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Important: Wi-Fi is turned off when Flight mode is activated but you can activate Wi-Fi to connect to a wireless network while keeping Flight mode on.

Turn off flight mode from settings


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps.

2. Touch Settings Settings.

3. Touch Connections.

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4. Touch the slider ON next to Flight mode to turn this mode off OFF.

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Turn off flight mode from the quick settings panel


1. To open the Quick Settings Panel, swipe from the top to the bottom of the screen, using two fingers.

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2. Touch Flight mode Flight ON to turn this mode off Flight OFF.

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