How To Forget A Wireless Network Profile In Windows 10

How To Forget A Wireless Network Profile In Windows 10

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Windows 10 has lots of great and useful features that can make our everyday work on PC more efficient and easier

One of these features is the ability to re-connect to Wi-Fi you already used. It’s very useful if you are often moving from one place to another because you don’t need to typing a password every time you connect to the network

Why? Because when you connect a Windows 10 device to a new Wi-Fi network, it is instantly added in a list of profiles along with its password and other settings. 

But, what if you want to stop your laptop from connecting to a network automatically? No worries, there is a simple way, how to make Windows 10 forget the Wi-Fi network. 

Note: Forgetting and reconnecting a Wi-Fi network will also often solve some issues you are having with your wireless network. 

 

Fastest Way To Forget A Saved Wi-Fi Network

The fastest and easiest way is to use the system tray.

Step 1

Open the Wi-Fi popup from your notification area, also known as the system tray

Step 2

Right-click the name of the network you want to forget and select Forget.

 

Important: This method only works if you are in the range of the Wi-Fi network, so you can see it on the list. 

However, if you need to delete a Wi-Fi network your device can’t see at the moment, you’ll need to use the Settings app.

 

How to forget a wireless network in Windows 10 via the Settings app

Step 1

Click the Network icon on the lower right corner of your screen.

Step 2

Now, click the Network & Internet Settings.” This will open a new page on your computer. 

Step 3

Click Wi-Fi on the left-hand side of the new page.

Step 4

Click on Manage known networks, and then select which network you want to remove from your Windows 10 device.

Step 5

Click Forget. Now, the wireless network profile is deleted.