How To Forget A Wireless Network Profile In Windows 10

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.



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