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How to delete a Wi-Fi network saved on your smartphone

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Forget a Wi-Fi network on Android


Are your Android smartphone's Wi-Fi settings full of old Wi-Fi networks that you no longer connect to? Rather than letting those wireless connections pile up on your phone, why not just forget about them. Today we present to you a very simple method to remove all the old Wi-Fi networks (shopping malls, hotels, airports etc.) that you no longer use..

Forget a Wi-Fi network on Android

Wi-Fi has become essential in our daily life. Computer, smartphone, tablet are permanently connected to it. Moreover, most smartphone owners have become dependent on their internet access. Few can imagine living a whole day away from a wireless connection.

This is why free hotspots are very useful. We find more and more in public places such as restaurants, cafes, train stations, airports, gardens, shopping centers but also hotels..

If staying connected is a necessity for you, you are probably a heavy user of Wi-Fi hotspots. This technology allows you to benefit from a fast and powerful connection. As a reminder, here is how to connect an Android mobile to a Wi-Fi network.

But beware, its public Wi-Fi access is often very insecure. They can sometimes represent a danger for your personal data. Another problem, Android smartphones keep in memory all the Wi-Fi networks to which you are connected..

Obviously, over time hotspots accumulate and some of them have become totally useless or obsolete. Especially if you travel a lot. In addition, it sometimes happens that an old saved Wi-Fi network disrupts your internet connection. We will now see two methods to remove a Wi-Fi connection on Android.

  • Open the settings of your Android smartphone or tablet
  • Click on Network and Internet
  • Select the Wi-Fi section
  • Scroll down the window until you see the saved networks section
  • Click on it
  • Place your finger on the name of the network you want to delete
  • Click on the trash can icon
  • On some phones, you will have to leave your finger on the name of the network to open a small drop-down menu
  • Then tap forget to remove the Wi-Fi network from your list

Then you just have to repeat the operation for all the Wi-Fi connections that you want to forget. You can also use this solution to prevent your device from automatically connecting to a wireless network.

Note that once the Wi-Fi connection is removed, nothing will prevent you from connecting to it again. You will just need to have the password if the network is protected. This is why you have to be careful not to (accidentally) forget the private Wi-Fi networks that you use regularly. Because as you know, entering a Wi-Fi security key is rarely an easy thing.

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