For a long time, Microsoft has made Airplane mode more accessible, but it’s getting a functional boost in Windows 11 version 22H2.
- While on an airplane, you can disable all of your PC’s wireless radios, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, broadband Internet, and any GPS or NFC that may be present.
- This function is modeled after the feature found on smartphones with the same name.
- Using Airplane mode will help extend battery life, as radios will no longer be continually searching for networks to connect to.
Until now, Airplane mode has been a simple toggle: When you enable it, all of the available radios are turned off, and when you turn it off, all of them are turned back on. While in Airplane mode, it is possible to manually enable specific radios. As an example, if you have Bluetooth enabled, you can utilize wireless headphones.
Airplane mode is getting its first major functional boost since its debut in Windows 7 with the release of Windows 11 version 22H2 and it’s a good one. As a result, the next time you activate Airplane mode, Windows will remember that you enabled Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and leave them active.