Airplane mode is an option on your Mac that you can use when you’re travelling by plane. It turns off wireless connections, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. This is useful if you want to avoid using wireless networks while on the plane and making sure that you don’t accidentally connect to a network that could be dangerous for your computer.
You can turn on airplane mode from the menu bar, or through System Preferences.
Turn on Airplane Mode from the Menu Bar
To turn on airplane mode from the menu bar, click on the menu icon (it looks like three lines) in the top left corner of your screen, then click the Airplane Mode button. The icon will turn blue when it’s enabled.
Turn on Airplane Mode through System Preferences
To turn on airplane mode through system preferences: Click on Apple menu > System Preferences > Network (or just search for “Network” in Spotlight). Select Ethernet or Wi-Fi and then check the box next to Off under Airplane Mode.
Last modified: November 19, 2022