Windows 10 Stuck in Airplane Mode and How to Fix it

Charlene updated on Feb 06, 2023 to Knowledge Center

Is your Windows 10 stuck in airplane mode and won't let the device connect with Wi-Fi? You might need help transferring your tasks because you can't transfer files with Bluetooth. Don't panic; this article will help.

You will learn why Windows 10 is stuck in airplane mode and ten ways to fix it. After reading this article, you'll be able to connect your device to wireless networks.

Why Windows 10 Stuck in Airplane Mode

If you switched the device to airplane mode and now can't turn it off, you'll have issues connecting with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. There can be countless reasons  Windows 10 gets stuck in airplane mode. Some of these issues are:

  1. Can't install Windows 10
  2. Bugs in the Wi-Fi software
  3. Hardware issues with the Wi-Fi chip
  4. Glitches in network driver.

Now, let's move on to handy fixes for Windows 10 stuck in airplane mode.

Fix Windows 10 Airplane Mode Stuck

If you can't turn off airplane mode or Windows 10 is greyed out, there are multiple ways to fix this issue. However, you need to understand that only some solutions will work for you. Try the listed below ten solutions until you find the right one.

  1. Method 1. Restart Device
  2. Method 2. Use System Settings To Turn Off Airplane Mode
  3. Method 3. Network Settings Reset
  4. Method 4. Turn Off Radio Management Settings
  5. Method 5. DNS flush and IP address renewal
  6. Method 6. Editing The Registry
  7. Method 7. Turning On Normal Startup
  8. Method 8. Modify the Power Settings
  9. Method 9. Troubleshoot Internet Connections
  10. Method 10. Disabling Antivirus

Method 1. Restart Device

Sometimes your device might need help to start all the software and programs. Restarting the device is best when you can't turn off airplane mode in Windows 10. Restarting will allow the device to start all the programs efficiently.

Step 1. Go to the "Start Menu" in your taskbar.

go to start menu

Step 2. Now click on the "power" button to open a menu with sleep, shut down, and restart buttons.

Step 3. Choose to restart the device, let the device turn off, and then restart automatically.

choose to restart the device

Step 4. Wait for a few minutes until the computer starts. Then check if you can turn off airplane mode.

Method 2. Use System Settings To Turn Off Airplane Mode

Try turning off airplane mode using the System Settings. This might help you resolve the issue. Here's how to go about it.

Step 1. Go to "Settings."

go to settings

Step 2. Now go to "Network and Internet" from the available options in the Settings menu.

go to network and internet

Step 3. Turn off the airplane mode from the airplane settings options. Also, check if the "Turn on to stop all wireless networks' is on.

turn off the airplane mode

Method 3. Network Settings Reset

You can resolve the stuck airplane mode by resetting the network settings. Before doing this, note down your Wi-Fi passcode because once you reset it, all the networks will be removed from your device. The steps below will help you out.

Step 1. Go to Settings, and then head over to Network and Internet.

Step 2. Click "Advanced Network Setting," then select "Network reset."

select network reset

Step 3. Select "reset now" and wait for the device to complete the process.

select reset now

Step 4. Once the device resets your network, add your Wi-Fi password. Try to turn off airplane mode and reconnect the wireless networks.

Method 4. Turn Off Radio Management Settings

Radio management settings are unnecessary and sometimes create hurdles in turning off airplane mode. Turn off the radio management settings and check if it works for you. Here's how to go about it.

Step 1. Press "Windows + R" simultaneously using your keyboard, and a new screen pops up.

Step 2. Type services. msc in the search bar and click "OK."

type services msc

Step 3. A new window will open, representing the services of your device.

 representing the services of your device

Step 4. Find "Radio Management Settings," right-click on it, and go to "Properties."

radio management settings

Step 5. Now go to "Startup type" in the Properties tab and disable.

go to startup type

Step 6. Try to turn off airplane mode and check if the problem is resolved.

Method 5. DNS flush and IP address renewal

After following method 4, flush your device's DNS and renew the device's IP address. The steps below will help you out.

Step 1. Open the "run utility" by pressing "Windows + R", and type cmd to launch the Command Prompt.

type cmd

Step 2. Type ipconfig /flushdns and press "Enter." DNS flush is done.

type ipconfig or flushdns

Step 3. Repeat step 1, and type this set of commands by pressing "Enter" after each line:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset

The device's IP address is renewed. Try switching off the airplane mode; if it still doesn't work, move on to method 6.

Method 6. Editing The Registry

Airplane mode can be exited by editing the Registry. However, ensure you have a registry backup to avoid troubles if you lose the registry components.

Step 1. Go to"run utility," type regedit, and press "Enter."

type regedit

Step 2. Use the "registry key" and navigate to the following:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class.

use the registry key

Step 3. A new window pops up. Click on the "radio enable key" and set the value data to "1".

click radio enable key

Step 4. Restart your device and recheck, turning off airplane mode.

Method 7. Turning On Normal Startup

You can try turning on the normal startup of your device if you can't turn off airplane mode in Windows 10. Follow the steps below to achieve this:

Step 1. Type msconfig after launching the run utility.

type msconfig

Step 2. Select "normal startup" and apply.

select normal startup

Step 3. Reboot your device and check if you are now set to airplane mode.

Method 8. Modify the Power Settings

The Power Management Settings on your computer may periodically disable your wireless adapter. Changing the power setting might help to resolve the issue.

Step 1. Go to the Device Manager by pressing your keyboard's "Windows + X" key.

Step 2. Click on "Network Adapters" and drop down the adapters.

clikc network adapters

Step 3. Open the Properties of your Wi-Fi network.

open the properties of your wifi network

Step 4. Go to the "Power Management tab" and select "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power."

go to power management tab

Step 5. Restart your device after pressing "OK," and recheck if the issue is resolved.

Method 9. Troubleshoot Internet Connections

Troubleshooting your internet helps to resolve any issues to connect the internet. Running troubleshooting may automatically turn off airplane mode.

Step 1. Go to "Settings."

Step 2. Now click on the "Update and Security" option. Then, go to "Troubleshoot" and click "Network Connections."

go to troubleshoot and click network connections

Method 10. Disabling Antivirus

Your antivirus can make your Windows 10 stuck in airplane mode. You can try turning off the antivirus to turn off airplane mode.

Step 1. Open the Task Manager, and right-click a space in your Taskbar.

 right click an empty space in your taskbar

Step 2. Select the "Startup tab" and disable the antivirus application.

Step 3. Close all the tabs and restart your computer. We are sure you've solved your problem using these ten methods, and now you can turn off airplane mode.

Conclusion

After reading this article, you must get the key information about this topic and learn 10 methods to fix Windows stuck in Airplane mode. And with these methods, you don't need to worry about your devices cannot connect to WiFi. We hope our article can benefit you not just at present but in the future.

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