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How to forget a WiFi network on Android


When you use your phone over the years and you visit all kinds of places, chances are you probably accumulate a ton of WiFi network addresses as well. For example, you might have the WiFi network to your local library, your school, your office, a cafe you visited once, a hotel in a country across the world, your home, your parents’ home, and so on.

This list can get pretty long and if you want to tidy things up a bit and get rid of networks you no longer need, then here’s what you need to know on how to forget WiFi networks on your Android device.

Forgetting a network can also be a useful way of trying to reconnect to the network if you’re having trouble accessing it from before. It basically treats it as a new connection so it could also be a useful way of troubleshooting any connectivity issues you might be having.

Forget a WiFi network

  1. Launch your phone’s Settings
  2. Tap on Network & Internet (or WiFi if your phone has that shortcut available)
  3. Tap on WiFi
  4. Tap on Saved networks
  5. You should now see a list of networks you’re connected to or have connected to in the past
  6. Tap on the network that you want to forget
  7. Tap the Forget button and you’re done

The method above outlines the steps for forgetting individual networks, but if you happen to have a particularly long list of networks and you just want to forget them all at once, then follow the steps below.

  1. Launch Settings on your phone
  2. Tap on System
  3. Tap Reset options
  4. Tap on Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth
  5. Tap on WiFi and you’re done. This will disconnect you from your current network if you’re already connected so you will need to reconnect yourself again.
Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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