Are you about to take a flight? Here's how to enable or disable airplane mode in Windows 11.
If you need to stop all wireless communication on your computer, Airplane Mode on Windows 11 is a great way to do it. For example, if you are flying with your laptop, the rules require your computer to be in airplane mode for the entire duration of the flight. This ensures that there is no interference with the aircraft's communication system.
If you own a Windows 11 PC and don't know how to enable and disable Airplane Mode, this article is exactly what you need. Read on to find out about the different ways you can enable or disable airplane mode on your computer.
How does airplane mode work?
If airplane mode on your device is on, it means you can't access connections like Bluetooth, cellular, or even Wi-Fi. While there are still debates as to whether or not such broadcasts affect planes, airlines prefer not to take risks and expect their passengers to have their electronic devices in flight mode at all times.
How to enable or disable airplane mode using a physical button
Most laptops today are equipped with a dedicated physical button that enables or disables airplane mode. Depending on your computer, this could be a button or key on the desktop keyboard. In some devices, it is a switch on the side of the laptop.
To find this key or button, look for an "i" or a radio tower surrounded by waves or an airplane image. You will then need to press that button to activate airplane mode on your device.
How to enable or disable Airplane Mode in Quick Settings
He menu Quick settings is one of the quickest ways to enable airplane mode on your Windows 11 PC. To do this:
- Click Wi-Fi icon in the right corner of the taskbar.
- In the pop-up menu, click the Airplane mode button.
Enable or disable airplane mode in Settings
Another option to turn on airplane mode on your computer is to do it in the Windows settings app.
- Awards Win + I on the keyboard to open the window Settings.
- Then, click Network and Internet.
- You can then enable Airplane Mode by clicking the toggle next to the option Flight mode.
Keyboard shortcuts to enable or disable airplane mode
If you want to use the keyboard to activate airplane mode on your Windows 11 PC:
- to press Win + A to open the Action Center.
- Then click on the airplane mode icon that you will find on it.