How To Fix if Windows is Stuck in Airplane Mode On in Windows 11 & 10

If you have turned on airplane mode (also called flight mode), the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and internet connection will be turned off automatically. Due to this, you cannot use any apps that are dependent on the internet.

But you can still manually turn on the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi option though airplane mode is on. Sometimes it happens that the device is stuck in airplane mode and you are not able to perform the necessary actions on that particular device.

When this happens one goes clueless. But in this article, we have different solutions that help you to fix this problem. Try them and see if the problem is resolved.

Bring out the Stuck Windows from Airplane Mode

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1. Use Windows Settings

The first method to fix airplane mode is through the Windows settings. Follow these steps:

1. Open Windows Settings using Windows + I keys on your keyboard together.

2. Click on Network & Internet from the left pane. and from the right, turn off airplane mode by clicking on the toggle bar.

Restart the computer and then check if the issue is solved.

2. Check the Radio Management Service

The Radio Management Service (RMS) controls the wireless network connections on a computer. If this service is not running, it can cause problems with the airplane mode feature.

Here are the steps to check if the RMS is running or not:

1. Search and open Services on your Windows PC.

search and open services
search and open services

2. On the Services window, locate the Radio Management Service and double-click on it to open its properties.

3. In the startup type dropdown, select Manual, click on the Stop button to Stop the service if it is running, and then click on the Start button to restart the service.

4. To save the changes click on Apply and OK.

Now, restart the PC and then check if the issue is solved

3. Flush the Windows DNS Cache

Flushing the DNS cache can help to fix the airplane mode stuck issue. Follow the steps below to flush the DNS cache:

1. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator. To do that, type cmd in the windows search and click on Run as administrator.

2. In the command prompt execute the following commands one after the other:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

3. Wait till the execution process is completed.

Now restart the computer and check if the issue is solved.

4. Use the Network Adapter Troubleshooter

1. Open the Windows Settings Using Windows + I Keys together on your keyboard.

2. Click on System from the left pane and go to Troubleshoot from the right.

3. Scroll down and go to Other troubleshooters.

go to other troubleshooters
go to other troubleshooters

4. Here, click on the Run button associated with the Network Adapter troubleshooter.

run network adapter troubleshooter

The troubleshooter will start to detect if there are any problems with the network adapter. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the troubleshooting process. The troubleshooter will suggest some fixes if any problems are detected.

5. If the troubleshooter suggests any fixes, apply them and then restart your computer. Check if the network connection issue is resolved.

5. Use Registry Editor

Another method to fix network connection issues on your Windows computer is to disable airplane mode using the Registry Editor. Here are the steps to do so.

1. Open the Run Prompt Using Windows + R Keys Together, type regedit, and hit Enter.

regedit 2

2. Navigate to the Following Path in the Registry:


3. Right-click on the Class registry folder in the left pane and select Find.

4. Type radioenable in the Find What text field and hit Enter.

5. Double-click on RafdioEnable registry entry.

6. Set its Value data to 1 and Base to Hexadecimal. And click on OK.

Restart the PC and check if the Airplane mode is off.

6. Update Windows

1. Open Windows Settings using Windows + I keys together.

2. Click on Windows Updates from the left and click on the Check for updates button.

windows update
windows update

If there are any updates available, they will be installed. If no updates are available, you will see a message saying “You’re up to date.”

Updating your system is essential to ensure that your computer has the latest security patches and bug fixes. In some cases, updating your Windows 10 PC can also help fix issues related to the internet connection.

7. Perform a Network Reset

1. Open the Windows Settings app by pressing Win+I.

2. Go to the Network & Internet tab, and select the Advanced network settings option from the right.

advanced network settings
advanced network settings

3. Scroll down, and click on Network reset under the More settings section.

reset network using settings
reset network using settings

4. Click on the Reset now button to confirm and restart your computer.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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