Windows 10 - Turning Off AIRPLANE MODE

Have you found that your Laptop running Microsoft Windows 10 is stuck in Airplane mode and you can't figure out how to fix it? Yea, me too. But I figured it out.

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Today I started up my laptop and it decided somehow to start up in Airplane Mode, and for the life of me, I could not figure out how to turn it off.

-First, I tried clicking on the airplane mode symbol at the bottom of my screen but all options were greyed out. (If the airplane mode button is blue, then all you have to do is click on it to turn it off.)

-Then I tried the 'Fn + PrntScrn' buttons... to no avail.

-I went into Settings*, and tried turning Wifi on to override Airplane Mode. Nope.

-Under Settings, I went into the Airplane Mode screen but could not turn it off there.

My options were all greyed out and I could do nothing there.

-I went into my Device Manager to check on the status of my Wifi adapters, but all seemed good.

-There was another lengthy process where you restart your laptop into advanced recovery mode crap, but I didn't even go there.


How To The Fix for Being Stuck in Airplane Mode

Then someone said that there should be an Airplane Mode button on my laptop, but I saw nothing around my keyboard layout... but then I leaned over and right there, above/next to my CD/DVD drive, was a little red slider/rocker switch that was pushed toward the back. I pulled it forward and BOOM, Airplane Mode went away.

Somehow it got turned on while I was handling my laptop and once I pulled it back towards me (or set it in the opposite setting of where it was.)


This is a bit moot, considering what fixed the stuck airplane mode issue, but...

*I got into settings one of a few ways

Pressing the Win + A buttons brings up the 'Action Center' window, where you can click on through to Network.

Win + X brings up another venue for getting where you want.

Or in the Cortana window, type Airplane Mode or Wifi or whatever to get where you need to go.

You have to love the option to upgrade drivers to fix something that won't let you get online!!!

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