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nom_de_plume_
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Airplane mode - on vs. off

I have read that you must turn airplane mode off in order to receive the updates via wifi.  But, ah!  There's the rub.  I cannot for the life of me locate "airplane mode" on my NC.  I go to settings, but there is no "airplane mode" there.  Please help.  I had to sideload (correct term?) the update because I didn't get it via wifi and I am assuming that it was because of the airplane mode thing.  Thanks for any help.

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Ya_Ya
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Re: Airplane mode - on vs. off

Tap on Wifi.

Tap first option - Airplane Mode so that it is off.

NOOK will then connect to the Wifi network.  (It takes a few minutes some times.  It first says Disconnected.  Then Connecting.  Then Connected.)  

 

 

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ChipPM
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Re: Airplane mode - on vs. off

The NookColor does not have Airplane Mode. Only the Nook Classics do. On NookColor touch the Status bar on the lower right of the screen (it also indicates battery level.) A dialogue box will pop up and you can choose WiFi Off or ON.

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Ya_Ya
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Re: Airplane mode - on vs. off

Since this was the NOOK forum, I completely missed that the question was for NOOKColor.  Sorry.

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Re: Airplane mode - on vs. off

 


nom_de_plume_ wrote:

I have read that you must turn airplane mode off in order to receive the updates via wifi.  But, ah!  There's the rub.  I cannot for the life of me locate "airplane mode" on my NC.  I go to settings, but there is no "airplane mode" there.  Please help.  I had to sideload (correct term?) the update because I didn't get it via wifi and I am assuming that it was because of the airplane mode thing.  Thanks for any help.


 

Here are the NookColor boards -

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOKcolor-General-Discussion/bd-p/NOOKcolorGeneralDiscussion

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOKcolor-Technical-Support/bd-p/NOOKcolortechnicalsupport

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nom_de_plume_
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Re: Airplane mode - on vs. off

Thank you so much! The quick turn around was terrific!  

 

I thought I was going nuts!  So, aiplane mode is simply whether the wifi is on or off! 

I can rest now. . . :smileyvery-happy:

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nom_de_plume_
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Re: Airplane mode - on vs. off

Thanks for the links.  I didn't realize I was on the wrong board.  I have bookmarked the correct one for future usage.

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Re: Airplane mode - on vs. off

 


nom_de_plume_ wrote:

Thanks for the links.  I didn't realize I was on the wrong board.  I have bookmarked the correct one for future usage.


No problem.  I guess there's enough of a difference between the two devices that someone decided it was good to give them their own boards.