5 Ways To Fix Wi Fi Icon Disappeared In Windows

Fix Wi Fi Icon Disappeared In Windows 10

1. Restart Windows Explorer

You can solve the error of the Wi-Fi icon not showing by restarting Windows Explorer. The steps are mentioned below.

windows explorer restart

Steps:

  1. Right-click on the taskbar and open task manager
  2. Or just use the shortcut “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” button and open the task manager
  3. Make sure the “My PC” window is opened otherwise the windows explorer won’t show
  4. Now look for “Windows Explorer” right-click on it
  5. Now, restart it
  6. And you are done

So, this could solve the issue up-to some extent. If not solved then head on to the next one.

2. ​Enable Network From Icon Setting

So there are times when the settings of the icon are adjusted or changed, you can try that to bring back the Wi-FI icon from the icon settings by enabling it.

Turn System icons on or off

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Icon”
  3. Click on “Turn System icons on or off
  4. Look for Network or Wi-Fi toggle
  5. Check whether it is enabled or not
  6. Turn it “on” if it is turned “off” 

Make sure that the icons are enabled to be viewed on the taskbar from the taskbar settings. Follow the steps to enable or check whether it is enabled or not.

Select which icons appear on the taskbar

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Taskbar”
  3. Click on “Select which icons appear on the taskbar
  4. Look for Network or Wi-Fi toggle
  5. Check whether it is enabled or not
  6. Turn it “on” if it is turned “off” 
  7. And you are done

If this doesn’t fix the error then proceed to the next method.

3. ​Uninstall WiFi Driver

The Wi-Fi icon not showing error also occurs because of some driver errors and can also be solved by uninstalling or resetting the driver from the device manager settings.

uninstall wifi driver

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device Manager” and open it
  3. Look for “Network Adapter” expand it by clicking on it
  4. Make sure the driver is similar to that of the Wi-Fi device that you have
  5. Right-click on it
  6. Click on “Uninstall”
  7. Now look for the “Action” toggle on the top area
  8. Click on it and select “Scan for hardware changes”
  9. Now, it will scan the driver and reinstall it automatically.

This method should most probably solve the errors, if not then proceed to the next method.

4. ​Install WiFi Driver

You can directly search for the driver on Google and just download any of the drivers available from the web. But, if you are looking for a proper driver which is 100% trusted and tested then head on to the next method.

Also Read : Best Ways To Fix Windows 10 Desktop Icons Not Showing

5. Install WiFi Driver using Driver Booster

So, in this method, you will have to use a 3rd party tool i.e. Driver Booster, which will surely do the job because it is one of the most useful and effective tools when it comes to managing and updating drivers in the computer system.

Driver-Booster-Interface

Steps:

  1. Once you have downloaded and installed the tool
  2. Run it
  3. Now click on the “Scan” button
  4. Now it will begin the scanning process and will scan for all the outdated drivers in the system.
  5. Once the scanning is done, in the next window there will be a list that shows the number of drivers to be or has been updated.
  6. Now select the “Network Adapters” and update the driver
  7. If the “Network Adapters” driver was not installed earlier then it will show the “install” toggle, just click on it.
  8. Or just click on update all (make sure to have a good internet connection)
  9. And once the updating process is done 
  10. You are done

FAQs

Why can’t I connect to WIFI on Windows 10?

This issue is also most probably because of driver errors, you can install the Driver Booster app to update the driver within one click and probably get the solution to the error.

Why is there no wifi option on Windows 10?

Most probably there could be a driver error. You can look up method 5 to solve the issue of the Wi-Fi icon not showing in the taskbar.

How do I fix missing WIFI on Windows 10?

You can fix this error by reinstalling the network drivers or just go on to the icon and taskbar settings and check whether the icons are enabled or not.

Conclusion

So, these were the 5 best ways of enabling the Wi-Fi icon if there is an error that led to the disappearing of the icon. Hence, if you found this post useful then do share it with your friends and family who might find this useful too.

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Shreyash Pradhan
Member of Team TJ and a potential geek!

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