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How to Turn Flight Mode On/Off

Instructions for activating and deactivating Flight Mode on a console in the Nintendo Switch family.

Additional Information:

Flight Mode can be enabled in handheld mode or tabletop mode only. It cannot be used in TV mode.

Complete These Steps:

From the System Settings menu:

  1. From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings”.
  2. From the options on the left, select “Flight Mode”.
  3. Select “Flight Mode” on the right-hand side, then press A to activate it. To deactivate it, press A again.


    • When Flight Mode is activated, all wireless communication, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, will be turned off. Some types of wireless communication can still be switched on manually when the console is in Flight Mode.
    • If the Joy-Con controllers are detached from the console when Flight Mode is activated (tabletop mode), you must use the touch screen to enable Bluetooth communications within System Settings > Flight Mode > Controller Connection (Bluetooth), otherwise you will not be able to operate the console using the Joy-Con controllers.

From the Quick Settings screen:

  1. Press and hold the HOME Button for at least one second to access Quick Settings.
  2. From the Quick Settings screen, select “Flight Mode”, then press A to activate it. To deactivate it, press A again.