How to Manually Set Your Starlink Dish to Stow Mode

Starlink has emerged as a beacon of hope for many remote and underserved regions in a world increasingly reliant on high-speed internet connectivity. However, there might be situations where you need to set your Starlink dish to stow mode, but you don’t have access to it via your phone due to connectivity issues or because you’ve enabled bypass mode. In such cases, you can manually stow your Starlink dish by following these simple steps.

Step 1: Power Off the Starlink Dish

The first step is to turn off the power to your Starlink dish. This can be done by unplugging it or switching it off using the provided power source.

Step 2: Remove the Base

Depending on your installation, your Starlink dish is securely attached to a base, which can be metallic or any other kind of base. You’ll need to detach the dish from this base. This is typically done by removing bolts, screws, or other fasteners holding the dish in place.

Step 3: Place the Dish Upside Down

After you’ve separated the dish from its base, place it upside down on a clean and flat surface. Ensure the surface is level to allow a smooth transition to stow mode.

Step 4: Power On the Starlink Dish

Now, power on the Starlink dish by reconnecting it to its power source. The dish will go through its initialization process, but when it detects that it’s in an unusual position (upside down), it will initiate the stow mode.

Step 5: Wait for the Dish to Stow

After a few seconds (usually less than a minute), the Starlink dish will automatically move to stow mode. During this process, it will adjust its position and fold into a more compact configuration, which is ideal for storage and transportation.

By following these steps, you can manually set your Starlink dish to stow mode even when you can’t access it through your phone due to connectivity issues or because you’ve enabled bypass mode. This is particularly helpful when storing your Starlink equipment safely or transporting it to a different location.

Remember that these steps are intended for emergencies or specific use cases. Ideally, you should use the Starlink app or web interface to manage your dish. However, manually setting your Starlink dish to stow mode can be a handy backup plan when technology doesn’t cooperate.

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