So why does my iphone not make wifi phone calls in airplane mode?
I get call drops as I'm in a low signal area, and read that switching into airplane mode will stop the call drops as it stops the phone searching for the cell network, but I can't make phone calls when in airplane mode despite still being connected to my wifi network and internet browsing works fine.
Wife has an identical iphone on O2 which WILL make phone calls on our Virgin wifi home network.
That's incorrect, as in airplane mode I can still use the web, ie I have a wifi connection but cannot make phone calls, and as I said above my wife's identical iphone on O2 is happily making calls on our Virgin wifi network in airplane mode
If I toggle airplane mode on/off wifi symbol stays on, cell signal is replaced with an airplane, internet still works, but try and make a call I get 'no network connection, connect to a wifi network or disable airplane mode to make a call' Thing is I AM on a wifi network?
II have just double checked with the apple support pages https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204234 and it quite clearly states "With iOS 13 and iPadOS, when you turn on Airplane Mode, it turns off all radios except for Bluetooth. If you turn off Bluetooth while you're in Airplane Mode, your device will remember the next time you turn on Airplane Mode." which is what I believed to be right.
At this point it looks like there is a problem with your install of iOS 13 and I would recommend speaking to Apple.
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If the airline allows it, you can use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth while in Airplane mode. You just need to turn them on separately. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with Control Center. Open Control Center from the Home screen and tap
. You can also go to Settings > Wi-Fi or Settings > Bluetooth. To use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your Apple Watch, just turn off Airplane Mode.
If you turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while you're in Airplane mode, they will be on the next time you use Airplane mode, unless you turn them off while in Airplane mode.