Turn off wireless (airplane mode)

If you have your computer on an airplane (or some other area where wireless connections are not allowed), you should switch off your wireless. You may also want to switch off your wireless for other reasons (to save battery power, for example).

Using Airplane Mode will completely turn off all wireless connections, including WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth connections.

To turn on airplane mode:

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Network.

  2. Click on Network to open the panel.

  3. Switch Airplane Mode to ON. This will turn off your wireless connection until you disable airplane mode again.

You can turn off your WiFi connection from the system menu by clicking on the connection name and choosing Turn Off.