Tell Your iPhone to Forget a Wireless Network
When you connect an iPhone to a wi-fi network, the iPhone remembers that network and will automatically attempt to connect to it in the future. This is a great feature for wi-fi networks you trust and use frequently. But mistakes happen. If you connect to the wrong network at a coffee shop, your iPhone will automatically attempt to join that network every time you visit the coffee shop in the future. And if the password for a known network changes, your iPhone might have trouble connecting to it.
What's the solution? Telling your iPhone to forget the wi-fi network. Forgetting a network will remove the network's password and prevent your iPhone from joining it automatically in the future.
Here's how to tell your iPhone to forget a wireless network:
- From the home screen, tap Settings.
- Tap Wi-Fi. The window shown below appears.
- Locate the wireless network you want the iPhone to forget, and then tap the blue arrow next to the network name. The window shown below appears.
- Tap Forget this Network. The iPhone will forget the wireless network.
You have successfully told your iPhone to forget the wi-fi network. The iPhone will not attempt to connect to the network in the future. And if the network required a password, that password has been forgotten.
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