Laptops are a little different from desktop computers in that they are often packed with functionality. And we have only sometimes made use of the majority of these many functions. One of these options is airplane mode. The Internet (Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi hotspot) will not be accessible if this setting is enabled, nor will you be able to connect to Bluetooth or do any network-related activities if this setting is enabled.
It is possible that this mode will be activated by mistake while modifying settings or hitting a key. And the outcome is self-evident. Your ability to connect to the Internet will be severely hampered. As a result, you wish to deactivate as soon as possible.
But how do you go about it? Here are seven different methods for turning off airport mode on laptops, particularly Dell laptops. Let’s have a look at them. However, we must first determine whether the airplane mode is active or inactive on the device.
How to determine whether or not airplane mode is active.
When the airplane mode is engaged on your laptop, an airplane icon will appear in the taskbar of your computer. In most cases, it takes the place of the network icon.
The methods listed below will allow you to disengage airplane mode without having to leave the band.
1. Starting with the Action Center
Turning on and off airplane mode is made simple with a dedicated button in the Windows 10 Action Center. Start by navigating to and selecting the Action Center icon from your taskbar’s shortcuts. Alternatively, the Windows + A hotkey can be used. To turn off Airplane Mode, select it from the drop-down menu.
Hint: The blue indicator signifies that the function is now active and available.
2. Select Wi-Fi settings from the drop-down menu.
In the Wi-Fi settings, you’ll also discover an airplane mode option. Then, on the taskbar, select the Wi-Fi icon to connect to the network. There are three options available: Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, and Wi-Fi Hotspot. Click on any of the options to learn more. To switch off the Airplane mode, select it from the menu bar.
3. Make use of the options
If you can’t find airplane mode anywhere else, you can find it in the settings menu of your device. Here’s how you go about it.
- Step 1: Open the laptop’s settings by selecting the Start menu icon and then the Gear Size Settings icon from the menu that appears. You may also use the Windows + Y keyboard shortcut to begin the configuration process.
- Step 2: Navigate to the Network and Internet section of the Settings menu.
- Step 3: Select airplane mode from the left-hand sidebar and then toggle it off.
The airplane mode button on the keyboard should be pressed.
Most laptops feature a dedicated button on the keyboard that allows you to toggle between airplane mode and normal mode. It is frequently found in the first row and has the appearance of an airplane. Then touch it again to turn off airplane mode and back on again to turn it on again.
Use of physical buttons is another option.
Some Dell laptops have a specific wireless connectivity switch that can be used to turn on or off wireless networking. In most cases, it is found on the right-hand side of the keyboard. This, on the other hand, is not a severe and rigid guideline. The occurrence might take place anywhere, including under the mouse keyboard. Look for a button with a tower or an aviation symbol on it. When it is in the off position, the airplane mode will be turned off and the screen will be blank.
4. Use a combination of keyboard keys to accomplish your goal.
If you cannot locate a specific Airplane mode button on your Dell laptop, don’t be concerned; the settings may be concealed under different key combinations involving the Fn key on some Dell computers.
Fn, which stands for function, is a keyboard shortcut that allows you to expand keyboard capability without increasing the number of key keys. In other words, each F key in the top row can execute two different functions: one without hitting Fn and another with the Fn key pressed simultaneously. When using a computer keyboard, the Fn key is typically situated between the Ctrl and Alt keys.
Here are some examples of possible combinations:
With the airplane or radio tower symbol selected, press the Fn and top row buttons on your keyboard.
- Press the Fn and F2 buttons at the same time.
- Press the Fn and prtsc keys at the same time.
- When one of these keys is pressed, the screen will display the phrase “Airplane Mode Off” or “Airplane Mode Off” depending on which key was pressed.
5. On the login screen, disable airplane mode by selecting it.
Yes, you did read that correctly. The ability to turn off airplane mode is also available from the Windows login screen (where you type your password or PIN).
To do so, go to the bottom right corner of your screen and select the Wi-Fi icon, then select Airplane Mode from the menu that appears.
It is not possible to switch off airplane mode.
The problem with the airplane mode being grayed out or not shutting down can be resolved quickly. Windows contains a local troubleshooting tool that can be used to resolve any issues. Consequently, if your laptop is stuck in airplane mode, you can utilize the Troubleshooting tool to resolve the problem.
This is exactly what you need to do in this situation.
- Step 1: Go to the Settings menu on your computer and select Updates and Security.
- Step No. 2 On the left-hand side, select Troubleshoot from the drop-down menu.
- Step 3: Select Internet Connections from the Troubleshooting menu and then click Run Troubleshooting Tool.
To finish the process, follow the on-screen prompts and directions. After that, select Network Adapter and press the Troubleshooting Tool Run button to begin the process. Make sure you finish the process. The problem with airplane mode should be resolved as a result of this.
When debugging your computer, using airplane mode might be really beneficial. No one, on the other hand, enjoys it when it is engaged automatically. Fortunately, Dell and Microsoft have provided a number of options for disabling airplane mode on their respective computers. We hope you will be able to reconnect to the internet soon.