Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Windows 10  

How to Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Windows 10

Airplane mode is a feature that gives you a quick way to turn off all wireless communication on your PC. As the name implies, it’s especially useful when you’re on an airplane. Wireless communication includes Wi-Fi, cellular (mobile broadband), Bluetooth, GPS or GNSS, near field communication (NFC), and all other types of wireless communication.

Even if your PC has a hardware switch for airplane mode, it is recommend to use the following steps instead. Some hardware switches might turn off your wireless connection in a way that lets certain apps turn the connection back on without telling you.

After you tap or click the toggle to turn Airplane mode on or off, it can take your PC a few seconds to turn each wireless device on or off. If you toggle Airplane mode on and off too quickly, or if you turn on Airplane mode and then put your PC to sleep before your PC can turn your wireless devices on or off, your wireless device settings might get out of sync with the Airplane mode setting.
When airplane mode is turned on, you’ll see an airplane icon in the notification area of your desktop.

When airplane mode is turned on, you’ll still be able to turn on or off your individual Bluetooth and wireless devices.

This tutorial will show you how to quickly turn on or off Airplane mode for all wireless communication on your Windows 10 PC.

 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Action Center
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Network Notification Area Icon
  • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Settings
  • Option Four: To Turn On or Off Airplane Mode using a REG file

OPTION ONE

To Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Action Center

1. Open Action Center (Win+A).

2. Click/tap on the Airplane mode quick action button to toggle on or off. (see screenshot below)

OPTION TWO

To Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Network Notification Area Icon

1. Click/tap on the network icon in the taskbar notification area.

2. Click/tap on the Airplane mode button to toggle on or off. (see screenshot below)

OPTION THREE

To Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

2. Click/tap on Airplane mode on the left side, and turn on or off Airplane mode for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

OPTION FOUR

To Turn On or Off Airplane Mode using a REG file

You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlRadioManagementSystemRadioState

(Default) DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On

1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

 2. To Turn On Airplane Mode
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_on_airplane_mode.reg

 3. To Turn Off Airplane Mode
This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_off_airplane_mode.reg


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart the computer to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That’s it,
Shawn

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