Each new Windows 10 update brings some new accessibility features or other features in general, which help in increasing the user experience of the operating system. In some recent updates, the notification panel, and the action center has been slightly modified to now meet the demands of the users, and help more users interact with the OS easily.
One such feature added to the notification panel was the ability to change when the network connection comes back after a certain period. Here I shall discuss how to turn Wi-Fi back on manually in Windows 10.
Windows 10 Turn Wi-Fi Back On
In Windows 10, users can now choose to automatically reconnect to the internet after a certain period of time. This feature comes in very handy if you want to disconnect from the internet for a small amount of time, maybe to pause certain updates or run some diagnostic scans.
There are two places where you can set to turn Wi-Fi back on automatically or manually, depending on your needs. Let us take a deeper look into both of these in detail.
Method 1: From The Taskbar
In urgent situations where you need to turn the Wi-Fi off for a small amount of time, you can now quickly do so from the taskbar. The connections can be accessed from the Network icons in the taskbar. Use these steps for the same:
- On your taskbar, click on the Network icon.
This will reveal the connections available, along with the internet settings toggles.
- Click on the Wi-Fi button once to turn it off.
This will also reveal a drop-down menu that shows the options to automatically reconnect your computer to the network.
- From the ‘Turn Wi-Fi back on’ drop-down option, select Manually.
Note: If you want to disconnect from the network for a short amount of time only, you can set the device to automatically connect to the preferred network from the other drop-down menu items.
Method 2: From The Settings App
The Windows 10 ‘turn Wi-Fi back on’ option is also available from the Settings menu. It is basically the same option, with the same set of controls. To access these options, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings You can use the keyboard shortcut Win + I.
- Go to the Network and Internet section.
- From the left pane menu, switch to Wi-Fi.
- In the right column under the Wi-Fi section, turn the toggle towards off to turn off Wi-Fi.
This will bring up the toggle to Turn Wi-Fi back on
- From the drop-down menu, select Manually.
Note: This setting does not seem to apply to Airplane mode, and you cannot turn off or connect to a network automatically after a period of time when your device is in Airplane mode.
So there you have it. Now you know how to turn Wi-Fi back on manually in Windows 10. Do you like this new change in Windows? Comment below your thoughts, and to discuss further the same.