Apparently, the answer is A Yes. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are able to be used while your phone is in airplane mode. Airplane mode turns off all radio activity including cellular signal, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. However, you can turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth while keeping the EDGE and 3G radio off. Touch Settings→Wi-Fi→Wi-Fi ON
However, why should we know how to connect Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while our iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is in Airplane Mode? For instance, when you are flying on an airplane, you have to keep you device in non-signaled state. Or when you connect your device to a larger sound system to play music and you don’t want it ring through the speaker. At these circumstances, this is your perfect choice.
How to turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in Airplane Mode on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch?
1. Slide up from the bottom of your iDevice to access Control Center.
2. Tap the icon at the top left of the Control Center to switch on Airplane Mode. This icon looks like an airplane circled by a round. When the icon is lighted up, your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is in Airplane Mode. And when you turn on Airplane Mode, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will be turned off automatically soon afterwards.
3. Now, while still in Control Center, tap on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth icon to turn it back on. The Airplane mode will remain on, and your iOS device can connect Wi-Fi or Bluetooth at the same time with other wireless signals off.
1. Open the Settings app and turn on Airplane Mode at the top of the list. Tap the round button. The button will slide from left to right. After that, The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will be turned off automatically.
2. Then tap Wi-Fi just below that and tap the round button to turn on Wi-Fi.
3. If you need Bluetooth, tap the Bluetooth bar and tap the round button to turn it On.
How to deal with iPhone 7 Airplane Mode bug?
As everyone knows, Airplane Mode is designed to switch off all the phone’s radios. And the radios should be promptly switched on again after cancelling this mode. According to the reports by MacRumors, some iPhone 7 models are not regaining mobile services when Airplane Mode is cancelled. MacRomors reports that Apple Company has acknowledged the issue, citing leaked internal Apple documents.
It is unclear exactly what’s causing the bug, but Apple suggests restarting the device as a quick fix. If it doesn’t recovery after this operation, you can also try to remove the SIM card and install it back in. Apple is also offering free replacement units in store, according to one iPhone 7 owner who recorded the bug in a video.
If your iPhone 7 has a problem like that, you should go to Apple Store for help.
Hope this article can give you some help.