Easy "reset networks" and "Airplane mode" like on iOS devices?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by HiFiGuy528, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Is there an app of script that I can use to easily "reset networks" and "Airplane mode" on my Mac running OS X 10.10? I like how easy it is on my iPhone.
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    For ‘airplane mode’, what you can do is create another network location. In System Preferences > Network > Location: Edit Locations… Add a new one (you can call it “Airplane Mode” if you like), select that location and click on “Done”. Now you see the network services for that location. Just delete all services from the list and click on “Apply”. When you switch between the locations, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (PAN and DUN) will be turned off automatically (and re-enabled when you go back to your default location). You can access your locations quickly by clicking on  in the menu bar and then selecting “Location”. Bluetooth can be switched off in the menu bar as well. That’s probably as easy as it gets.

    Regarding ‘reset networks’, there is no equivalent. What do you want to reset? You can remove known Wi-Fi networks manually in System Preferences > Network > Advanced… –*this will also remove the Wi-Fi passwords in Keychain. Alternatively, you can remove the entire services list here as well, which should take care of your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VPN, Proxy, etc. settings. You can then start from scratch by re-adding these services one by one. You can’t do these things on iOS, which is why the Reset Network Settings function exists.
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Brilliant on the Airplane mode tip. #

    I do wish some of these rest setting are in OS X from Apple.
  4. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    Maybe in 10.11!

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