When you're on a plane, you're probably told to put your phone on 'airplane mode.' But why? Sure, it's a signal to disconnect from the outside world, but there's a more important reason.
Your phone and other gadgets can cause chaos on a plane. They send out signals trying to stay connected to cell towers.
These signals can mess with the plane's equipment and even disrupt the pilot's communication.
When you switch to airplane mode or turn off your device, it's like hitting the mute button.
All signals stop, making sure there's zero interference on the plane.
In the past, there were concerns that phones could mess with the plane's control systems. But experience has shown that the risk is tiny.
So, once you're flying, it's best to stick to airplane mode.
In the future, things might change. Passengers in the EU have said yes to 5G on planes.
This means faster internet in the sky without the interference worries. It's a step toward more connectivity in the clouds.
For now, keep hitting that airplane mode button when you fly. It keeps you safe and ensures a smoother journey for everyone on board.
And who knows, soon you might be streaming movies with 5G while soaring through the skies!