Airplane Mode is a feature available in Windows 10 that allows you to easily turn off all incoming and outgoing wireless signals of the computer. It was initially designed to prevent the device from interfering with airplane sensors and navigation equipment however today people usually use it to save battery power. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to fix airplane mode is greyed out in Windows 10 issue.
Airplane Mode is stuck in Windows 10
There are instances when you won’t be able to activate or get out of Airplane Mode on your computer because its setting is greyed out. There are several factors that can cause this problem ranging from a service that has not started to a driver problem. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.
Method 1: Restart the Radio Management Service
This is the first thing that you will need to do in this case as it will usually address concerns regarding the Airplane Mode.
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Restarting the Radio Management Service
- Press the Window+R keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
This will bring up the Run window.
- Type services.msc then press the Ok button.
This will open the Services window.
- Find Radio Management Service and double click it.
This will open the Radio Management Services Properties window.
- Change Startup type to Automatic.
This will make the service automatically run when Windows starts.
- Click the Start button.
This will start the service.
- Click on the Apply and OK button.
This will save any changes that you made.
Method 2: Run the network troubleshooter to fix Airplane Mode is greyed out
One of the best tools that Microsoft has included in windows 10 is the network troubleshooter as it can detect and fix most connection related problems.
- Click on the Start button.
- Click on Settings.
- Click on Update & Security.
- Click on Troubleshoot.
- Click Network Adapter.
- Click Run the Troubleshooter. Wait for this to finish. You may need to perform additional tasks that the tool recommends to fix the problem.
- Restart your computer once the troubleshooter has finished its task.
Method 3: Run an SFC Scan
The Windows System File Checker is a tool that allows you to repair corrupted system files in a Windows installation.
- Type “command prompt” without the quotation marks on the search bar.
- Click on the run as administrator link for the Command Prompt app.
- Type “SFC /scannow” without the quotation marks in the Command Prompt window then press the Enter key.
- Wait for the System File Checker to finish checking the integrity of system files.
After performing the steps listed above you should be able to successfully fix the Airplane Mode is greyed out in Windows 10 issue.
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