How to Forget Wi-Fi Network on MAC

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Forgetting a Wi-Fi Network on MAC

You would want to connect to a new Wi-Fi network for numerous reasons. You may be traveling and need to connect to a Wi-Fi network at the airport, train station, in hotels or restaurants and pubs and even at the offices of clients you meet.

Whenever you connect your iOS device, such as a MAC, to a Wi-Fi network, you thankfully save the login details and sync them using iCloud. This allows your other Apple products to access the Wi-Fi too.

However, the ability of your Mac to save all log-ins for previous connections has a downside. Though it allows you to connect directly with another Wi-Fi network, it can also overfill the list and make it difficult to connect to another network.

Besides this, it can automatically connect your device to an unsecured Wi-Fi network. Even though you can quit these Wi-Fi networks manually, you need to clean them out from your Mac successfully.

This article will help you to learn how to forget the Wi-Fi network on Mac and other iOS devices.

Steps to Forget Wi-Fi Network on MAC

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to remove/forget Wi-Fi networks on Mac:

( MacOS Ventura or Later Versions)

Follow these steps to forget the Wi-Fi network that you are currently using –

1. Choose Apple Menu

2. Click on System Settings

3. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the sidebar

4. Click the Details button (next to the current network)

5. Click on the “Forget this Network” button

6. Select “Remove” to confirm your choice

If you want to forget the Wi-Fi network that you are currently not using, follow these steps –

1. Choose Apple Menu

2. Click on System Settings

3. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the sidebar

4. After scrolling down, click on the Advanced button (shows a list of saved networks)

5. Click on the More button next to the network

6. Click on the Remove From List button

7. Select the Remove button to confirm your choice

(Early MacOS versions)

If you are using a Mac with an earlier version OS, then you can follow these steps to remove the Wi-Fi network from Mac –

1. Choose Apple Menu

2. Click on the System Preferences button

3. Click on the Network option

4. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the sidebar

5. Click on the Advanced option (shows a list of saved Wi-Fi networks)

6. Choose the Wi-Fi network and click on () below the list

7. Click Remove when prompted

8. Choose OK, then click on Apply to confirm your choice

Steps to Forget Wi-Fi Network on iPad and iPhone

You might have the same reasons to forget Wi-Fi networks from your other iOS devices as with your Mac.

To make things easier, here are the simple steps to remove the Wi-Fi network from your iPhone and iPad –

(Wi-Fi Network Currently in Use)

1. Enter Settings

2. Select the Wi-Fi option

3. Tap on the info button (next to the current Wi-Fi network name)

4. Tap on the Forget This Network option

5. Tap Forget to confirm your decision

(Wi-Fi Network Not in Use)

1. Enter Settings

2. Select the Wi-Fi option

3. Tap the Edit button (shows the list of saved Wi-Fi networks)

4. Tap the Delete button OR Choose Info, then Forget This Network.

5. Select Forget to confirm your choice

Conclusion

These are the simple ways to forget the Wi-Fi network on Mac and iOS devices like iPhone and iPad. It is extremely important to avoid connecting with an unsecured public Wi-Fi network, especially if your devices contain sensitive or personal information or documents. Small steps, such as forgetting Wi-Fi networks that are not in use, can help keep your devices secure from different kinds of cyber-attacks.

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Reference links

https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT208941

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