Airplane Mode is an usual thing in many devices nowadays. And computers using Windows 8/8.1 aren’t different. Airplane Mode is a very useful feature, especially for business people who travel by plane a lot, but it also could cause some problems, and we’re here to try to solve it.
As I already said in the introduction, the Airplane Mode is a built-in feature of Windows 8 and later systems and is very handy for those who travel by plane. It allows you to use all offline features of the system, without connecting to internet, allowing you to avoid huge additional costs. But once you get off the plane, and your Airplane Mode is still turned on, you’ll definitely want to turn it off again, but what if you can’t? Don’t worry, try some of these solutions, and you’ll probably solve your problem.
First, just in case you should check if you turned of Airplane Mode correctly, to turn off the Airplane Mode, do the following:
- While on Desktop, move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen and go to Settings
- On the opened Settings pane in the right, click the wireless network icon from the lower section
- On the opened Networks pane in the right, move the button under the Airplane mode section to the left to turn the Airplane mode feature off
- In order to turn the Airplane mode feature back on, follow the steps from 3 to 6 while moving the button under the Airplane mode section to the right
But in case you’re not able to turn it off at all, because the switch is grayed out, check if there’s no physical wireless On/Of switch on the device. If you find a physical switch device and it is set to Off, just switch it back to On and you should be able to turn off the Airplane mode on your laptop.