4 ways how to enable Airplane Mode in Windows 8 and 8.1 [Guide]

AirplaneModeThe same way that you have an airplane mode option in your smartphone, Windows 8 also offers you this option as well. Airplane mode on Windows allows you to disable all connections with a single click. These connections include WiFi, Bluetooth and other connections. Obviously as its name suggests, this mode can come quite useful when you’re flying with an airline that restricts the use of laptops so you can use Airplane mode to turn off all forms of wireless connections.

4 Ways of enabling Airplane Mode in Windows 8

Method 1 :

Step 1: Open the Settings charm by pressing Windows + I combination keys and click on your wireless network icon.

Step 2: Toggle on or off the Airplane Mode by dragging the switch left or right.

Step 3: When finished, you can return to the desktop or wherever you were and continue your work in Airplane mode.

Method 2 :

Step 1: On your desktop, click on the network icons in the system tray

Step 2: The Airplane Mode toggle will appear right at the top of the charms bar. Drag the slider left or right to enable or disable it.

Method 3 :

Step 1: Open Control Panel in category view and click on Network and Sharing Center link.

Step 2: Now click on Connect to a Network right below Network and Sharing Center.

Step 3: This will open the Networks charms bar where you can enable or disable Airplane Mode.

Method 4 :

Step 1: Open PC Settings by pressing Windows + I combination keys and click on PC Settings.

Step 2: From the PC Settings bar, click on Network or Wireless depending on your Windows version.

Step 3: Now click on the Airplane mode from the Networks bar. Toggle on or off the Airplane mode from the right bar.


There are many methods of enabling or disabling Airplane mode, some of them which has been listed above. If you’re aware of any other method, leave us a comment below.

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