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How To Forget A Wi-Fi Network On Android

In this quick tutorial you will learn how to make Android forget a Wi-Fi network in a few seconds. 

In most cases we want our Android phone to remember the Wi-Fi network we added to it a while ago.

Who wants to type the network password every time he or she wants to use Wi-Fi? No one, obviously. 

However, when the administrator of the Wi-Fi network changes its password, our phone won't be able to connect to this network any more. 

The only way to connect to connect to such a network is at first to forget its old password and then type a new one.

Follow along to learn how to forget a Wi-Fi network on Android.

Method 1: Forget a Wi-Fi network using Wi-Fi settings

This is the easiest and the quickest method that will let you make your Android phone forget a Wi-Fi network. Note that this may differ a bit depending on the phone model and version of Android you are using. 

Here is what you need to do:

  • Go to Settings >Wi-Fi. You will see the Wi-Fi networks within range and the one you are connected to. 
Forget Wi-Fi network in Android
  • Click on the network you want to manage. To forget a given network, simply click on FORGET
Android Wi-Fi forget network

If you need to forget a network to type a new password, you can do that now. Simply click on the same network again and type the new password when asked. 

Method 2: Forget & manage Wi-Fi networks using app WiFi Manager

The default Wi-Fi settings available on Android offer you only basic customization and give you basic info about the Wi-Fi networks available. 

If you want to learn more about your Wi-Fi networks, you can use a special app for analyzing Wi-Fi networks. I recommend using:

On the screenshots below I am showing you Wi-Fi Manager. 

Open Wi-Fi Manager to forget a Wi-Fi network (or analyze it in more depth). Click on the network you want to forget and click FORGET

Android how to forget Wi-Fi network

You can also display only known networks. To do that click on the drop-down under Wi-Fi Manager and select Known networks

Forget Wi-Fi network in Android

I hope this tutorial was helpful. If it was, please help spread the word about it. 

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