Airplane mode disables the wireless connections and services (cellular, Wi-Fi, GPS, location services and bluetooth) of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. However, you may still send and receive iMessages when you enable airplane mode, if you’re in range of your Wi-Fi connection, because iMessage allows users to send messages over Wi-Fi. Here is how:
1.Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi on (re-enable Wi-Fi). Don’t worry you may re-enable Wi-Fi while in airplane mode.
2.Open the Messages app and try to send an iMessage. You will see an error message saying ” You must disable airplane mode to send or receive messages”, just tap Cancel (see the image below).
3.Now send your message.
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