Apple Watch Series 5/4/3/2 Goes into Airplane Mode on itself: Stop it

Last Updated on Aug 19, 2020

When your Apple Watch triggers Airplane Mode on its own, it also disables all the wireless connections like Wi-Fi and more. This happens because the functionality of Airplane mode is to disconnect the Apple Watch from all the connections, so ultimately you cannot use Wi-Fi and calling functions.

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Nevertheless, this problem arises even in Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 and still continues in the Apple Watch Series. Without any input, if it happens in your Apple Watch then lookout to fix Apple Watch Series 4 goes into Airplane mode on its own.

The exact solution also works on Apple Watch 5/4/3, Apple Watch 2, or all models.

Troubleshooting tips to fix my Apple Watch Goes into Airplane mode automatically

Fix 1: Update the watchOS From your iPhone

Using outdated watchOS in your Apple Watch Series 4? Then probably you must update the Apple Watch before you have to deal with other weird problems while you need the watch most. To start the update on Apple Watch, you need to have your iPhone with you. Make sure you connect the Apple Watch and iPhone with a strong Wi-Fi connection before updating it.

Check for Software Update on Apple Watch

Check for Software Update on Apple Watch

  • Step #1: Go to “Watch” app on your iPhone.
  • Step #2: Tap the “My Watch” tab on the bottom.
  • Step #3: Select “General”.
  • Step #4: Tap “Software Update”.

The iPhone will show you if any pending update for Apple Watch is available, download it. In case the iPhone asks about the passcode, then enter to proceed.

Accidentally Enabled Airplane mode on apple watch

Turn off Airplane mode on Apple watch from the control center, Swipe up the finger to see control center on Apple watch, Find Airplane icon, and Tur off it.

Turn off Airplane mode on apple watch

Turn off Airplane mode on apple watch

Fix 2: Unpair and Pair the Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch Series is up to date, but still it goes to Airplane mode on its own then try to unpair and pair with your iPhone. We recommend this solution because when you unpair the Apple Watch from iPhone, it erases all the related data from the Apple Watch.

How to unpair Apple Watch Series 5/4,

Unpair Apple Watch from iPhone

Unpair Apple Watch from iPhone

  • Step #1: Go to “Watch” app on your iPhone.
  • Step #2: Tap on the “My Watch” tab.
  • Step #3: Select the watch you want to unpair and tap (i) next to the watch.
  • Step #4: Finally, select “Unpair Apple Watch”.

Now, once you unpair the Apple Watch from your iPhone, it’s time to pair the Apple Watch like you have set up for the first time.

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Fix 3: Factory Reset Apple Watch

Do one thing if you really want to fix Apple Watch Series goes into Airplane mode on its own, reset the Apple Watch to factory settings. Even don’t restore the old backup while you set up the Apple Watch, it will prevent the entry of bugs or corrupted file in your Apple Watch which triggers Airplane mode automatically.

  • Step #1: Open the “Watch” app on the iPhone.
  • Step #2: Choose the “My Watch” tab which is located on the bottom.
  • Step #3: Then, tap “General” and go to “Reset”.
  • Step #4: Select “Erase All Contents and Settings”. This is a Secure process, you will not lose any data from your iPhone and Watch as well. All Apple Watch Data and Settings will be back on the next pairing process if you will be selecting the latest backup of apple watch.

That was all about how to fix Apple Watch Series goes into Airplane mode on its own.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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