Airplane Mode Keeps Switching Itself On and Off Automatically in Windows 10 Fix

While working with the internet connection on, many times you face a difficulty where the Airplane mode keeps switching itself on and off automatically in your Windows 10 PC. This is a common issue encountered by many users causing disruption while they are working and the internet connection goes off.


Airplane mode is a function, which when switched off, shuts down all/any active wireless connection. It can also simply turn itself off automatically without any of your physical interference. The good news is, this issue can be fixed, so that you can continue with your mundane work. Let’s see how.


Method 1: through Device Manager


Step 1: Press the Windows key + X together on your keyboard to open the context menu.


Step 2: Select Device Manager from the menu.


Win + X Device Manager



Step 3: In the Device Manager window, scroll down and find Network adapters. Click on the arrow next to it to expand the section.


Device Manager Network Adapters Expand


Step 4: Now, locate the network adapter, right-click on it and select Properties from the right-click menu.

Here, we selected the network adapter for our PC – Intel (R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160. For you, it could be different, so select the network adapter for your PC.


Locate Network Adapter Right Click Properties


Step 5: In the Properties window, select the Power Management tab. Now, uncheck the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

Press OK to save the changes and exit.


Properties Power Management Tab Allow The Computer To Turn Off This Device To Save Power Uncheck Ok


Now, go back and check your network connection. It should be working fine now. If the airplane mode still keeps flickering, or switches itself off, try the 2nd method.


Method 2: By Running the Network Troubleshooter


Step 1: Navigate to the Start button on your desktop and type Troubleshoot.


Desktop Start Search Troubleshoot


Step 2: Left-click on the result to open the Troubleshoot settings.


Result Left Click Troubleshoot Settings



Step 3: In the Settings window, under Troubleshoot on the right, scroll down and reach the Find and fix other problems section.

Locate Network adapter and select it. Now, press the Run the Troubleshooter button below it.


Settings Troubleshoot Find And Fix Other Problems Network Adapter Run The Troubleshooter


Step 4: Now, the troubleshooter starts running to detect any problems. Follow any instructions and wait till it completes the process.

If it detects any problem, it will list the issue and you can select it to be fixed.


Once completed, you can restart your PC and the airplane mode switching on and off automatically issue should be gone.