If you need to turn off your Wi-Fi, the Creators Update makes it really easy to turn it back on in a set amount of time without you having to touch a thing! Having your PC automatically do it means you won’t have to remember (or forget!) next time you turn your PC on. Windows takes care of it all automatically.

Wi-Fi Options

The easiest way to access these options is from the taskbar. So, to disable your Wi-Fi, you’ll want to click on the taskbar’s Wi-Fi icon near the system clock. This is (in most cases) in the bottom right corner of the screen. After you click that Wi-Fi button, you’ll need to click on the Wi-Fi tile to turn your Wi-Fi to off, you’ll be given the option to enable it automatically in either 1 hour, 4 hours, 1 day or Manually.

By default, it’s set to Manually. With this option, Windows 10 isn’t going to automatically turn its Wi-Fi back on and reconnect to your home network.

You can do the same thing from Settings. In Settings, under Network & Internet, if you go down to the Wi-Fi tab, you can turn your Wi-Fi off. Once it’s off, you’ll see a Turn Wi-Fi back on option, where again, you can select either 1 hour, 4 hours, 1 day or Manually.


By following the above steps you’ll be able to use the Creators Update’s new options to automatically turn your Wi-Fi back on once disabled.

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