I have a lot of uncertainties regarding how to address hardware modes, when it comes to computers, cell phones, circuit boards, etc.
Google provides all kinds of contradicting thoughts and answers either.
I would like to break down my question into the four following statements:
- The device is in airplane/standby/silent/sleep mode or on airplane/standby/silent/sleep mode.
My observations say that in is used more frequently.
- The device is in sleep/standby or on sleep/standby.
As far as I can see, it is most often in sleep, but on standby. Why is it so?
- Capitalization of modes’ names.
It seems that some people/companies treat modes’ names as proper nouns and capitalize modes’ names. Others even capitalize the word mode itself.
Put the circuit board in Sleep Mode / Sleep mode / sleep mode.
- The in front of airplane/standby/silent/sleep mode.
Most of the time, there is no article and I am ready to accept it. But, this aspect should be looked into to make the question exhaustive.
Thank you in advance!