How to Fix Windows 10 if Stuck in Airplane Mode

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By Oluwaseun Bamisile


Is your Windows 10 PC stuck in airplane mode, and you don’t know what to do? This guide provides several solutions to this problem.

Solution 1: Disable the Radio Management Service

Disabling the radio management service on your Windows 10 computer can sometimes fix this problem. Follow the steps below to disable the radio management service on your Windows 10 computer.

  1. Click the Windows 10 search field and type “services”. Then, click the Services app that appears in the search result.
  1. Locate and right-click the Radio Management Service on the Services window. Then, select Properties from the options displayed.
Fix Windows 10 If Stuck In Airplane Mode By Disabling The Radio Management Service
  1. Click the Startup type drop-down in the General tab on the Radio Management Service Properties window and select Disabled. Then, click the OK button at the bottom of the window to save the changes.
  1. Finally, restart your Windows 10 PC, and it shouldn’t be stuck in airplane mode anymore. However, if your Windows 10 computer is still stuck in airplane mode, try out the other solutions below.

Solution 2: Flush DNS Cache

Most Windows 10 users have reported that flushing the DNS cache helped in fixing this problem. However, ensure you carried out the previous solution before attempting to flush the DNS cache on your PC.

Follow the steps below to flush the DNS cache on your Windows 10 PC.

  1. Click the search field on the Windows 10 taskbar and type “command prompt”. Next, right-click the Command Prompt app from the search result and click Run as administrator.
  1. Afterward, you will receive a User Account Control prompt on your screen asking if you want to allow the app to make changes to your device. Select Yes to proceed.
Fix Windows 10 If Stuck In Airplane Mode By Flushing DNS Cache
  1. After that, sequentially input the commands below on the Command Prompt app and press Enter on your keyboard.
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
  1. Restart your computer, and the problem should be fixed. However, if for any reason your Windows 10 PC is still stuck in airplane mode, check out the final solution of this guide.

Solution 3: Reset the Network Settings

Another solution to fix this problem is to reset the network settings of your Windows 10 computer. Follow the steps below to achieve that.

  1. Right-click the Windows 10 Start menu and select Settings from the options that pop up.
  1. Then, select Network & Internet on the Settings window.
Fix Windows 10 If Stuck In Airplane Mode By Resetting The Network Settings
  1. Next, click Network reset on the right pane of the page.
  1. After that, click the Reset now button on the Network reset page.
Fix Windows 10 If Stuck In Airplane Mode By Resetting The Network Settings
  1. Then, you will receive a prompt asking if you are sure you want to reset your network settings – select Yes to continue.
  1. After doing that, a message will appear on your screen saying Windows will shut down in 5 minutes. Hence, wait 5 minutes for your computer to restart, and the airplane mode problem should be fixed.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I connect my computer to the internet in airplane mode?

Yes, you can, but not via Wi-Fi. In essence, you can only connect to the internet via Ethernet cable (if your PC has the ethernet port) when your computer is in airplane mode.

2. Why is my Windows 10 laptop stuck in airplane mode?

Your Windows 10 laptop can be stuck in airplane mode due to software bugs or glitches. Also, this problem can be caused by a faulty network driver.

3. Will my Wi-Fi turn on in airplane mode?

No, it won’t. Your computer’s Wi-Fi will be disabled in airplane mode.

4. What is the benefit of airplane mode in Windows 10?

The airplane mode in Windows 10 allows you to quickly turn off all wireless connections on your PC. 

5. What is the full meaning of Wi-Fi

The full form of Wi-Fi is Wireless Fidelity.


Windows 10 getting stuck in airplane mode seems to be a rising issue among Windows 10 users. However, I believe the solutions offered in this guide should fix this problem on your Windows 10 PC once and for all.

Essentially, this guide provided three possible solutions to this issue. To be more specific, I discussed a solution that involves disabling the radio management service of the Windows 10 computer.

Also, I explained how to flush the DNS cache in this guide so as to fix this problem. That’s not all; we also learned how to fix this issue by resetting the network setting of the Windows 10 PC.

I hope this guide was helpful to you. If it was, click on “Yes” beside the “Was this page helpful” question below.

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Lastly, you may find our other Windows 10 Fix-it guides helpful

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Oluwaseun Bamisile

Oluwaseun is the Lead Content Editor at He holds a National Diploma in Computer Science (currently studying part-time for his Higher National Diploma). An internet geek with a love for automobiles, he writes product reviews, tech articles, and how-to guides on the site.

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