On Windows 10, you can turn off WiFi and Bluetooth separately, i.e., you can turn them both off or turn one off while leaving the other on. Airplane mode in Windows 10 makes it easier to turn off all radio switches.
Turn off Airplane mode in Windows 10
An Airplane icon will appear in the system tray if Airplane mode is enabled. The WiFi or Ethernet indicator that ordinarily signals network access will be replaced with this icon.
Airplane mode is simple to turn on or off, but if you don’t know where the control/toggle is, you might not know how to turn it off.
1. Action Center
The Action Center is the simplest way to turn off Airplane mode in Windows 10. It may be turned on or off using a specific toggle.
- Tap the Win+A keyboard shortcut.
- In the panel that opens on the right, click the Airplane mode button.
- The highlight on the button will disappear indicating that it is now off.
2. WiFi network panel
An airplane icon appears in the system tray when Airplane mode is enabled. When you click the airplane icon, the WiFi network window appears, with a toggle for setting Airplane mode on or off.
- Click the airplane icon in the system tray.
- In the panel that opens, click the Airplane toggle.
- The highlight on the toggle will disappear and Airplane mode will be turned off.
3. Settings app
Airplane mode can be be turned off via the Settings menu, although this is by far the most difficult way listed here.
- Tap the Win+I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.
- Go to Network and Internet.
- Select the Airplane mode tab.
- Turn the switch at the top off.
4. Dedicated key on keyboard
If you’re wondering how you ended yourself in Airplane mode, it’s most likely because of your keyboard. Many keyboards, particularly those included with laptops, feature a dedicated key for turning on or off WiFi. This key in Windows 10 corresponds to the Airplane mode toggle. It will turn on Airplane Mode when you tap it, and it will switch off when you tap it again.
Look for a key that has a WiFi or antenna icon on it and press it. Airplane mode will be disabled.
All wireless communication on a system is disabled when in airplane mode. It’s a kill switch, but it’s a gentle one that doesn’t cause more trouble than it needs to. This is a useful toggle if you ever need to fast switch the internet and Bluetooth off.