- Google reportedly working on a feature to automatically turn on Airplane mode during flight.
- The tech giant has filed for a patent at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for its Connected flight mode.
- Users will be able to use network connections at Airplane Mode after this update.
Google is working on a unique Android feature that will automatically turn on Airplane mode when you are on a flight. They are also working to enhance some existing features of Airplane mode reportedly. The tech giant has also filed a patent at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a connected flight mode. As of now, users have to manually turn on Airplane mode during flight plus the existing airplane mode turns off all connections on almost every device.
According to a report from xleaks7 (David Kowalski) on Twitter after this feature the device will automatically turn on connected flight mode when the user is onboard on the flight. It will do so by detecting pressure drop, acceleration/velocity, cabin sounds, ultrasonic signal, GPS signal, Cellular ID, and Wi-Fi signal to turn off automatic backups, background application refresh, and updates.
Google will likely discontinue a manual flight mode on its devices soon. More details – https://t.co/KZ82FddchH— xleaks7 (David Kowalski) (@xleaks7) July 10, 2023
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Google will also access travel booking activity, and check-in status to automatically turn on connected flight mode as per the report. The feature will also enable some network connectivity like In flight Wi fi and Bluetooth during Airplane mode.
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The device will not only turn on Flight mode automatically but will also restore its standard setting when the flight will land back on the earth’s surface. The existing Flight mode turns off all the network connections but after this feature, you will be able to use all network connections within the flight mode.
The tech giant is always keen to work on different features to enhance user experience. In the past few days, google was working on a “undo” option on Gboard which is now available in the beta version of Gboard.