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Airplane mode enabled, still ask "select internet connection".

asked 2013-12-26 00:41:54 +0200

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updated 2013-12-26 01:29:53 +0200

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This can be repeated by:

  1. Install Angry birds star wars II from Amazon app store.
  2. Enable airplane mode (or mobile data and wifi disabled).
  3. Start Angry birds.
  4. Internet connection is asked "Select WLAN / Mobile data" at startup, and about every 1-3 minutes, even if touching the display same time.

Good fix could be: "[X] Do not ask this time" (asked next time when you start the software)

My SonyEricsson Xperia mini pro (Android 4.0.4), don't ask any connections in same case, when airplane mode enabled, or wifi and mobile data disabled.

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Sounds like a problem of Alien Dalvik. Try to swich the connection off in Android by using 3rd party apps like http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/market/apps/app/com.proximityswitcher/Smart-Connection-Manager

DerJott ( 2013-12-26 00:48:02 +0200 )edit

It is not a problem with Dalvik. Native Maps application does the same thing.

bart ( 2014-02-18 12:56:59 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-12-27 04:26:43 +0200

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We allow connections to be made even when in airplane mode. The Angry Birds app is probably trying to access the internet to show ads or something and does not test for connectivity first, which would pop up the connection dialog.

Perhaps we need another setting, something like, 'dont ask for connections in airplane mode'

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If connections are allowed in airplane mode, what's the point of it? Isn't it supposed to shut off all radios?

jsiren ( 2013-12-27 04:55:42 +0200 )edit

The main point of airplane mode is to shut off cellular radio. Some airlines allow wifi on selected flights, so we decided to allow wifi to be enabled even while in airplane mode.

llornkcor ( 2013-12-27 05:21:32 +0200 )edit

@jsiren - also: airplane mode is a neat way of getting rid of the "there's no SIM" nag, for a phone that you still sometimes use with wifi
(e.g. my Nokia N9, while I'm converting to Jolla (where my SIM is))

phle ( 2013-12-29 17:49:32 +0200 )edit

PLEASE add the setting. The native Maps app also does this. It is so annoying to the point of being unusable.

bart ( 2014-02-18 12:53:12 +0200 )edit

@bart - I created a new request for this option here: https://together.jolla.com/question/53124/option-to-disable-the-select-internet-connection-popup/

drcouzelis ( 2014-08-11 18:18:18 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-03-20 23:05:26 +0200

PeterSmurffiPan gravatar image

Yes, playing games in flight sucks with the constant connection requests.

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answered 2014-11-25 10:04:24 +0200

May I request all if you to cast your votes here.


I feel, flight mode could be a special case of the above.

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No, sorry. While having that option in general might arguably be a good idea, there's no way airplane mode is a special case of that. When selecting airplane mode, the expectation is that no attempts to connect to anything wireless will be made, so the feature is broken if the popup appears.

lalomartins ( 2014-11-25 10:22:15 +0200 )edit

even though it's puzzling at first, since some airliners do allow wifi on board, it does make sense once you think about it. there should be a way to customize airplane mode though. at least wether or not wifi should be asked about.

though i'd rather the popup would be either removed completely or made slimer and unintrusive, i.e. not catching a click on the whole screen, and beeing only as big as the "connected" bar at the top of the screen. you could make that clickable which would open the big popup... or make it a pulley or something like that..

mlatu ( 2014-11-26 21:27:31 +0200 )edit

Hmm...Agree, it should not be intrusive must-act pop-up rather an optional notification that user can act if s/he wants ....(More like a remorse timer that says "Tap to connect to a network")... Makes sense? Still more votes on the other post would actually help garner attention :-)

anandrkris ( 2014-11-27 05:31:01 +0200 )edit
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