How to Enable and Disable Airplane-Mode on Windows 10?

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Consider you are going to a remote location or traveling on a flight, and you need to disable all your wireless connections on Windows 10 laptop right away (like, Wi-fi, GPS and cellular, Bluetooth, Near field communication (NFC)) with a single option. Then Airplane-mode on your Windows 10 OS is the exact right option.

It is a special feature which was previously allowed on mobile phone but is not incorporated within Windows OS also. It not only disables your radio signals broadcasting from your device but also saves battery life to an optimal extent since your device won’t have to transmit signals to any nearby towers or networks.

Now, in Windows 10, there are total five ways to activate or deactivate this Airplane-Mode. Few of them are direct ways which you must be familiar with already, few indirect ways, which you may not be familiar with. So we will explain them all here in this article.

#1: Using Function Keys

Functions keys are usually the keys present at the top most rack of keyboards, and one at the bottom left corner depending upon the brand of device you are using lately, we all know that.
Now, simply press the “function key + Airplane key” together and your Airplane mode will be enabled.
Use the same combination again to disable it if needed.

#2: Using Action Center

It’s basically a location in the taskbar at the bottom right corner with a square-shaped icon, where you will find app notifications and quick action options.
Read the step to enable Airplane mode from Action center:

Step 1. Click on the Action Center icon from the bottom right corner.
(NOTE: Alternatively, you can use Windows key + A combination to open it.)
Step 2. Click the expand option if required.
Step 3. Ther you will find many buttons already visible. Click the “Airplane-Mode” button to turn on the feature.

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Step 4. Click on the button one more time, and it will be disabled.

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#3: Using Network Flyout

It is an icon shown at the bottom right corner of your taskbar. It displays all available networks. Right under the network availability notifications, you will see the Airplane mode.
Read the steps below:

Step 1. Click the Network Flyout icon.
Step 2. Click the Airplane Mode button and it will be activated.

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Step 3. To disable it, click the icon one more time.

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#4: Using Settings

The settings application is the storehouse where you can change anything you want. But here we would use it to enable or disable Airplane mode on Windows 10.
Here comes the steps.

Step 1. Firstly, open the “Settings” app and click on the “Network and Internet” tab from the left side panel.
Step 2. Click on the “Airplane mode” option.
Step 3. Now on the right-side panel, click to toggle on the Airplane mode.

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Click on it again to disable it if required.

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#5: Using Command Prompt

Command Prompt is Window’s command-line program which here can be used to enable Airplane mode. All that you need to do is to type certain commands and the mode will be activated instantly.
Read the step descriptions below:

Step 1. Type cmd in the search bar.
Step 2. From the results that appear, right-click the cmd optionand select “Run as administrator”. The black Window of cmd will open up.
Step 3. Now, enter the following command and hit the “enter” key:
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\RadioManagement\SystemRadioState /ve /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

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Step 4. Reboot the computer to complete the process.
Step 5. Now to disable the Airplane mode, type the following command and hit “Enter”:
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\RadioManagement\SystemRadioState /ve /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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Step 6. Again, reboot the system to complete the deactivation process.

Conclusion:

Although, the methods mentioned above will work fine, but sometimes, it may not turn on or off, or the feature may appear grayed out.
On such ocassions, try to troubleshoot the computer by restarting the system and following the usual troubleshooting procedures.
Alternatively, you can also reset the network settings or updating the network adapter might prove to be helpful on such scenarios.
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