How to track a flight from an iPhone in airplane mode

The Flighty application on Apple allows you to know the status of a flight in real time (Apple)

One of the main features of the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max with iOS 16 is that of Live Activitieswhich uses a widget to update live information related to an event that is taking place at that moment and be aware of what is happening in it without having to unlock the telephone.

Within the selection of activities that can be viewed in this section and that can also take advantage of the available space in the dynamic island, is that of flighty. This application, designed to display information about the status of a flight, can be used even when the user is in the air and with the airplane mode active.

Activity displayed on devices Manzana starts three hours before the departure of the flightfor which in that period the users do not experience inconveniences when receiving the notifications of State. In the same way, during the flight period it will also be possible to stay informed thanks to a function incorporated into the platform.

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The Flighty app at Apple keeps users informed about their flight status even when the device is in airplane mode. (Flighty)

Data enabled during airplane mode

The application of flighty already had an option enabled that allowed its use during periods without Connection due to the use of “estimated data” that the app download in advance for times when they are needed and there is no connectivity. In addition, in the event that you have access to Wifi during the flight, the application can download data live.

To this function will be added one that is active from its update latest, which consists of downloading live and real data even when the device is in airplane mode in case you have connected only to the Wifi regular.

Depending on the platform, which is only available for iphoneit is possible to obtain live data in airplane mode “simply by connecting to the Wifi for messages only which is free in most airlines main”.

The Flighty app at Apple keeps users informed about their flight status even when the device is in airplane mode.  (Flighty)
The Flighty app at Apple keeps users informed about their flight status even when the device is in airplane mode. (Flighty)

According to Ryan Jones, CEO of the application, explained in his account of Twitter official that the operation of this service works in a simple way: Because the Wifi of the planes allow the use of the application iMessage and that is the same system with which the Live Activities of Manzanathen Flighty can use this function to display the status of the flights live.

The airlines In which the use of this function is possible are JetBlue, Delta, Alaska, Southwest and United, although American Airlines is also conducting tests. These are active in the United States and represent the majority of the services of transportation air in that country, so a resident or tourist could benefit from this function.

Why is airplane mode used during flights?

The main reason why devices are requested to activate this function when boarding a plane is to eliminate any difficulties that could arise in the communication of the aircraft with the control tower.

FILE - Airplane mode disables the mobile's Bluetooth, but it can be reactivated directly.  Photo: Andrea Warnecke/dpa
FILE – Airplane mode disables the mobile’s Bluetooth, but it can be reactivated directly. Photo: Andrea Warnecke/dpa (Andrea Warnecke/)

This premise also applies due to the sensitivity of some of the devices They are inside the cockpit. Not complying with the regulation of activating the airplane mode could influence the navigation of the ship and, therefore, increase the risks of driving and security of the passengers.

In some cases airlines offer Internet on board but with restrictions, since it cannot be used in takeoff or landing stages or when the ship is flying below ten thousand feet.

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Source-www.infobae.com