How to fix Windows 11 Airplane mode that won’t turn off

Airplane mode is needed in order to immediately turn off functions such as WiFi, notifications, Bluetooth. This creates all the conditions for a flight in an airplane. Sometimes it happens that Airplane Mode in Windows 11 turns on and off. This applies most often to laptops, but on home computers, the airplane mode button can get stuck. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps on what to do and how to fix it when the airplane mode function button is stuck and does not turn off in Windows 11.

Windows 11 Airplane mode

Fixing Airplane mode won’t turn off in Windows 11

1. Restart File Explorer

Hold Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. In the list, right-click on ” File Explorer ” and select ” Restart “.

2. Saving energy

Press Win + R and type ncpa.cpl to open network adapters. Right-click on the WiFi or Ethernet adapter and select Properties. Next, click ” Configure ” and in a new window go to the tab ” Power Management “. Uncheck the box next to Allow this device to be turned off to save power.

3. Checking the RmSvc service

Press Win + R and enter services.msc to open services. Find ” Radio Management Service ” in the list and double-click on it. Select the ” Disabled ” startup type in the column and click ” Apply “, then restart the PC. If it was disabled and did not work, then select the ” Manual ” startup type and restart the PC.

4. Starting system maintenance

Open ” Control Panel “> ” System and Security “> ” Security and Service Center “> click on ” Start Maintenance “. Wait until the end of the process and restart your computer or laptop.

5. Disable flight in parameters

Open “Settings”> “Network & Internet”> “Airplane mode” and on the right, try to disable this function. Also, turn on wireless and Bluetooth.

6. Physical flight mode button

Some laptops and PC keyboards have a dedicated button to turn airplane mode off and on. Look for the button in the form of an airplane and hold down Fn + the airplane button (F2). In addition, it can be a special separate button somewhere on the side.

7. Checking system startup

Press Win + R and enter msconfig to open system configuration. Make sure the startup option is set to ” Normal “.

8. Change in the RadioEnable registry

Press Win + R and type regedit to open Registry Editor. In the registry, go along the path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control
  • Right-click on Control and select ” Find “
  • Enter RadioEnable and click find next.
  • Find RadioEnable on the right and double click on it
  • Set the value to 1 and click OK, then restart your PC.

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