How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network

What Is It?

A guide on forgetting any Wi-Fi network on various devices. It is a good idea to do this for all Montana Tech wi-fi networks after you change your password to prevent your account from being locked out.

Who Can Use It?

Anyone.

Table of Contents:

  1. Windows 10
    1. System tray location
    2. Network & Internet Settings
    3. Wi-Fi Settings
    4. Manage known networks
    5. Select Forget
  2. macOS
    1. Open Network Preferences
    2. Choose Advanced
    3. Selecting the Wi-Fi Network
    4. Forget the Network
  3. Android
    1. Choose Settings
    2. Choose Wi-fi
    3. Selecting your Network
    4. Forget the Network
  4. iOS
    1. Choose Settings
    2. Choose Wi-Fi
    3. Locate Network you want to Forget
    4. Forget the Network
  5. Chromebook (ChromeOS)
    1. Select the bottom Right Clock
    2. Select Settings
    3. Select Network
    4. Select Wi-Fi
    5. Select known Networks
    6. Locate the Network
    7. Forget the network

Windows 10

To forget a wireless network in Windows 10:

  1. At the bottom right in the system tray click the network icon. Refer to Figure 1-1
  2. Choose Network & Internet settings. Refer to Figure 1-2
  3. Click Wi-Fi settings. Refer to Figure 1-3
  4. Under "Manage known networks"(Refer to Figure 1-3), select the Wi-Fi network to be removed. Refer to Figure 1-4 
  5. Click Forget. Refer to Figure 1-4

 

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macOS

To forget a wireless network in macOS:

  1. At the top of your screen, click the Wi-Fi symbol and then select Open Network Preferences.
  2. In the lower right, choose Advanced.
  3. Under "Preferred Networks", select the Wi-Fi network to be removed.
  4. Click - (the minus sign) to forget the network.
  5. Click OK.

 

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Android

To forget a wireless network on your Android mobile device:

  1. From the home screen, choose Settings. Refer to Figure 3-1
  2. In the settings menu, choose Wi-Fi. Refer to Figure 3-2
  3. Depending on version of Android, either press and hold the Wi-Fi network to be removed or click the gear icon. Refer to Figure 3-3
  4. Tap 'Forget' at the bottom. Refer to Figure 3-4

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iOS

To forget a wireless network on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. From the home screen, choose Settings. Refer to Figure 4-1
  2. In the settings menu, choose Wi-Fi. Refer to Figure 4-2
  3. Locate the Wi-Fi network to be removed and click the blue symbol next to the name. Refer to Figure 4-3
  4. Tap 'Forget this Network'. Refer to Figure 4-4

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Chromebook (ChromeOS)

To forget a wireless network on your Chromebook:

  1. From any page on the device, click on the clock in the bottom right.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. Select the "Network" section
  4. Select Wi-Fi.
  5. Select Known networks.
  6. Find the network you want to forget
  7. Then select More> Forget.

 

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