Network and Internet Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Windows 11

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Airplane mode (aka: flight mode) gives you a quick way to turn off all wireless devices communication on your PC. Some examples of wireless devices are Wi-Fi, cellular, Bluetooth, GPS, and Near Field Communication (NFC).

When airplane mode is turned on, all wireless devices will be turned off automatically, and you will see the airplane icon on the taskbar quick settings area. You will still be able to turn on or off individual wireless devices while airplane mode is turned on.

When airplane mode is turned off, all wireless devices that were previously turned on when you turned on airplane mode will automatically get turned back on.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Airplane mode to quickly turn on or off all wireless devices communication on your Windows 11 PC.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Airplane Mode with Physical Key or Switch
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Quick Settings on Taskbar
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Settings
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off Airplane Mode using REG file





OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Airplane Mode with Physical Key or Switch


1 Some Windows PCs or devices will have a key on the keyboard or physical switch to turn on or off airplane mode. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Quick Settings on Taskbar


1 Open Quick Settings (Win+A).

2 Click/tap on the Airplane mode button to toggle Airplane mode on or off. (see screenshots below)

Airplane_mode_quick_settings-1.png
Airplane_mode_quick_settings-2.png






OPTION THREE

Turn On or Off Airplane Mode in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Network & internet on the left side. (see screenshots below)

3 Turn On or Off Airplane mode for what you want on the right side.

You can also click/tap on Airplane mode to turn on or off Airplane mode and individual Wireless devices. (see bottom screenshot below).


4 You can now close Settings if you like.

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OPTION FOUR

Turn On or Off Airplane Mode using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\RadioManagement\SystemRadioState

(Default) DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Turn On Airplane Mode

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_on_airplane_mode.reg



3 To Turn Off Airplane Mode

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_off_airplane_mode.reg



4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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I'm not sure about the rest of the world, but it's called flight mode here, it may be worth adding a note.

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