There’s nothing worse than not being able to use your computer. When Windows 10 is stuck in airplane mode, it can be frustrating and unproductive, to say the least.

What is Airplane Mode?

Airplane mode is a useful tool and great if you want to cut off all connectivity, for instance when you board a flight, or to conserve power on a low battery.
You can easily enable it by pressing a button on your keyboard, using the desktop item or simply going into the Settings panel for Windows.

If you use this function quite often, however, you’ll know that it can occasionally get stuck.

What to Do When Windows 10 is Stuck in Airplane Mode

There are several options that you can use to get out of this fix if it occurs. The first is the most obvious and basically involves simply switching your laptop or PC off and rebooting it. In many cases, this solves the problem first time.  The other easy thing to do is launch the troubleshooting mechanism to see if there is a network problem. Simply right-click on the internet logo and select Troubleshoot Problems.

Reset Your Network Settings

If these don’t work, then you may have to try another approach. The first is to reset your network.

• Go into the start panel and select Settings.
• Choose Network and Internet.
• On the right of the panel that appears, select Network Reset.
• A confirmation screen will appear. Select Reset Now.

Once the process is completed, check whether Windows 10 is still stuck in airplane mode.

Radio Management Services

This is a little bit more complicated as it doesn’t run through the usual settings panel.

• Press the Windows button and R at the same time.
• You’ll see a small panel popup asking you to type in a programme name. Type services.msc.
• Next, you’ll see a larger panel with a list of items. Scroll down until you find one titled Radio Management Services.
• Check that it is running. If not, right-click and press start.
• Right-click again and select Properties.
• Under the General tab, find Start Up Type and select Automatic.
• Click Apply and see if it has unstuck Window 10 airplane mode.

Check Your Network Adapters

When you have virus or software updates these can sometimes impact on network adapters and cause issues such as Windows 10 getting stuck in airplane mode.

• Right-click on the start menu and select Device Manager.
• Open Network Adapters and see if any of the ports has a yellow mark.
• If you see one, right-click on the line and update the driver.

Check Power Settings

Another thing that can cause some issues is the power mode.

• Right-click on the start menu and select Device Manager.
• Right-click on your network adapter and select Properties.
• Open the Power Management tab and click ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power’ to uncheck it.
• Restart your computer.

Check Antivirus and Updates

The final thing you can do is update your antivirus and do a scan as well as make sure there are no updates waiting to be downloaded. You should ideally do this automatically to ensure that your device always has the latest software and patches.