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Photo: slyellow (Shutterstock) Airplane mode is baked into nearly all of our devices, ready to be toggled on whenever we board an aircraft. Usually when you’re not flying, it’s of limited utility (unless you really don’t want someone to call you). After all, why would you purposely disconnect yourself from the internet ? Well, a couple reason, actually, when it comes to your Nintendo Switch: battery life and loading speed. The Switch is a very internet-reliant device. You need to be on wifi to download new updates, play games online, and check-in on your friends. That said, probably aren’t doing those things most of the time you’re using it. Unless you exclusively game online, you’re more likely to be playing by yourself, and playing something you can easily play offline. Connecting to the internet requires an expenditure of battery life—but not only when you’re actively using it. It makes sense that accessing the eShop, installing updates, or connecting to an online match with a friend would eat up some battery, but there’s a lot of other arguably more battery-intensive internet activity going on whenever your system is powered up. Your Switch is constantly checking in with wifi, looking for those new updates, checking to see if friends are signing on and what they’re playing, and sending push notifications so you buy new stuff. What’s more, it will continue to do all that stuff even while in Sleep mode, which means unless you keep it docked all the time, you’ll […]