Just like the airplane mode on our mobile phones, there are similar options for Windows PCs and laptops. After enabling the flight mode, your PC will stop all forms of network connection, including WiFi, Bluetooth, LAN, mobile data, etc., to avoid interference with the navigation equipment on the aircraft. Recently, some Windows 10 users have reported that Windows 10 Stuck in Airplane Mode Error and cannot turn it off. This means they cannot connect to WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. If you encounter the same problem, here are some ways to disable airplane mode in Windows 10.
Reasons for Windows 10 Getting Stuck in Airplane Mode
Here are some of the possible reasons for Windows 10 getting stuck in Airplane Mode:
- Buggy software
- Software glitch
- Faulty network drivers
- Outdated network drivers
- OS-related problems
Now that you have some idea why this issue pops up, let us check out the solutions to fix this issue.
1. Restart Your Windows 10 PC
When encountering a software problem, the first thing to do is to restart the PC. In most cases, restarting can solve any problems well, and it can also solve the problem of Windows 10 stuck in airplane mode.
2. Disable Airplane Mode Under Windows Settings
If the Airplane Mode button is not working on the Notifications menu, then you can try turning it OFF by going to the Windows Settings menu. Head to “Settings -> Network & Internet.”
In the left column, you will see the “Airplane Mode” option. Click it and close the first button.
Alternatively, you can also try pressing the function (Fn) button and the WiFi key, which is F3 (on my Acer laptop), to turn the airplane mode on/off.
3. Check the Status of Radio Management Service
In particular, some users reported that they were able to fix the Windows 10 stuck in airplane mode error by disabling the radio management service and restarting their PC. If you are lucky, you can also follow the steps below to fix the error:
1. Press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run command.
2. Enter “services.msc” and hit the Enter button to open the Services Manager window.
3. In the newly opened “Services Manager” window, scroll down and find the “Radio Management Service” option.
4. Right-click on the “Radio Management Service” option and select “Properties.”
5. In the Properties window, change the “Startup type” to “Disabled” and click on the “Apply” button. Normally, it would be set to “Manual” and Windows won’t let you disable this setting.
6. Restart your Windows 10 PC and see if this fixes the Airplane Mode error.
4. Flush DNS Cache
1. Open the command prompt as an administrator.
2. Enter the below commands:
ipconfig/release ipconfig/renew ipconfig/flushdns
3. This will flush the DNS Cache.
5. Update Network Adapter Driver
Due to outdated network adapter drivers, airplane mode errors can sometimes occur. Consider updating them through device manager. This is how you do it.
1. Press Win + R to open the Run command. Type
devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. This will open the Device Manager window.
2. Expand the Network Adapters option, right-click on Wi-Fi adapter and select the first option, “Update Driver.”
3. The system will automatically look for updated drivers for the Wi-Fi adapter, and if available, will update it.
6. Edit the Registry Value
In Registry Editor menu, you can adjust “RadioEnable” registry key and permanently enable / disable wireless function on PC. Modify the RadioEnable registry value to 1 to enable wireless connection and modify 0 to disable wireless connections. Always make sure you have a backup copy of the log file on your PC.
1. Press Win + R and enter “regedit” to open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the below path:
4. Right-click on the RadioEnable registry, and modify the value to “1.”
Adjusting the settings mentioned in the above method will definitely help you fix Windows 10 stuck in airplane mode error. If the problem persists, the last option is to install a fresh copy of Windows 10. For other issues, such as “Start” menu search does not work and Windows Store does not work, you can click on the link to be redirected to these special guides.
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