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  • A new patent from Google appears to detail something called “Connected Flight Mode.”
  • The feature would be able to automatically switch airplane mode on and off when it detects you’re on a plane.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections would still be supported in this mode.

Outside of apps specifically made for the purpose, Airplane mode has always been a feature you have to enable and disable manually on Android. But Google could be working on a new feature that will do it for you.

A new patent from Google has appeared online. According to the document, the patent is for a feature called “Connect Flight Mode,” which would work for mobile computing devices. That includes your phone, tablet, and laptop.