Can’t connect anything wirelessly with your windows 10 laptop or computer? Hello, friends welcome again to a quick step-by-step guide tutorial. Today I will tell you how to turn off airplane mode on windows 10.

Friends if airplane mode is enabled on your computer then you can’t connect any device with your system. For that, you need to turn off airplane mode. If you don’t know how to on or off airplane mode on windows 10 then stay with me in this article till the end.

Maybe you also faced an airplane mode greyed-out problem. We will discuss all of this in this article. Before entering the main topic, let’s learn about airplane mode.

What is airplane mode?

Airplane mode is an option or setting on our laptops or mobile devices that is available on almost all portable devices. It is also known as offline mode, standalone mode, or flight mode.

When the airplane mode option is enabled all transmission signals from our device are turned off. That means your device is disconnected from the cellular network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS.

But if you want to use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth during airplane mode then you can do it. Just you need to change the settings.

By the way, our main topic is how to turn airplane mode off windows 10. So friends, let’s start discussing the main topic without delay.

How to turn off airplane mode on windows 10 with keyboard

Friends Nowadays many devices have an airplane mode switch on the keyboard. Moreover, some device’s airplane mode switches are given separately.

how to turn off airplane mode on windows 10 with keyboard

It is shown that in most cases the airplane mode switch is in the function key area. It prints with a radio tower icon or airplane icon. Just find out the airplane mode key and press it to enable or disable it.

But guys, the hardware switch’s airplane mode doesn’t work on all apps. Many Microsoft Store apps bypass this feature to use the Internet and GPS. So the best way to use airplane mode is by the notification area in Windows 10 as per Microsoft. So let’s check to turn off airplane mode by the notification area.

How to turn off airplane mode on windows 10 from the notification area?

Friends if your airplane mode hardware switch does not work or you haven’t then you can use the notification area. If you enable flight mode through the windows 10 notification area then no apps can’t bypass to use of cellular data or GPS.

turn off flight mode through notification area

As per Microsoft, this is the best way to use airplane mode. Here’s how to turn off flight mode through the notification area.

  • To enable flight mode find the notification icon at the bottom right corner of the taskbar. Then click on it to open the notification widget.
  • Now if you found fewer options click on expand. It will open all notification shortcuts.
  • After that find the flight mode option and click on it to turn it off or on.

Friends you can also use the browser icon or Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar to turn flight mode on or off.

How to turn off airplane mode using windows 10 settings apps?

how to turn off airplane mode on windows 10 with keyboard
  • Open the start menu by clicking the windows key from the keyboard. Then click on the Settings icon top of the power icon. Also, you can press the (Windows + I) shortcut to open settings apps.
  • After opening the settings apps click on Network and Internet.
  • Now from the left panel select the sixth option flight mode.
  • Now you will find the button to enable or disable flight mode. Click on disable if it is enabled.


Friends below are some questions related to how to turn off airplane mode on windows 10. Many people face some problems when they use airplane mode. So that they have many doubts and questions in their mind. So I added them to this article for my readers.

Q1. Cannot turn off airplane mode in Windows 10?

Friends if the above methods do not work turn off the airplane or flight mode. There are many reasons. Check the below steps to fix this issue.
Turn off using the hardware switch: Check that if you have a keyboard key in airplane mode, use it to turn it off. Also, the flight mode key is given separately beside the laptop.

Uninstall and reinstall the driver: If the airplane mode is greyed out that means the network driver doesn’t work properly. To fix this search for the device manager and open it. Either right-click on the pc icon then select manage. The computer management window will open. Select the device manager option to open it.

Now find the network adapters option. Double-click on it to expand. Find your wireless driver and right-click on it. Then select uninstall the device. When the process is completed restart your device and check that its works or not. If it doesn’t work try the next step.

Update driver: Open the device manager following the above process. Then find and select network & adapters. Now double-click on it to expand. Now select your wireless driver and right-click on it then select update drivers. Now select search automatically for the latest driver. Remind that you are connected to the internet.

Wait! Now you may be thinking if my flight mode is on then how can I connect my device to the network when I turn it off? Right! You can use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi if the flight mode is on. Here’s how. Open settings > network & internet > flight mode.

Below you find the Wi-Fi button. Click on it to turn on. Now you can easily connect to the internet through Wi-Fi.

Update network driver through the manufacturer’s website: Go to your manufactures website and select the driver section. Now download and install the latest Wi-Fi or network driver. Many manufacturers have individual flight mode drivers. So download and install it.

Q2. Why is my PC stuck in airplane mode?

If your PC is stuck on airplane mode there are many reasons for it. But the most common reason is that your network driver is faulty or has bugs. So try to uninstall it and then reinstall again. If it does not work then update with the latest version of your driver.

Q3. How to turn off airplane mode on windows 10 desktop

If you are using a desktop and want to turn off airplane mode then you have to use system settings and notification area methods. That I already discussed.

Turn off airplane mode: Select Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Airplane mode, then select the toggle for On or Off.

Final word

So friends this was the guide on how to turn off airplane mode on windows 10. I hope you enjoyed this article. Follow the above process to turn off airplane mode on your Windows 10 device. But if you face the problem of turning it off then check the FAQ section to fix the issue.

I think this article will help you a lot to solve your issue. If you found this article helpful then share it with your friends and social media. For more Check our windows section.