How to forget about a Wi-Fi network on Android

You have likely connected to many different Wi-Fi networks over time. So how can you get your Android device to hang up on a certain network? You need to get your device to “forget” it.

When you connect your Android phone to a Wi-Fi network, it will be saved for later. This allows your device to automatically connect to the network when you are in range. If you don’t want that and don’t want to use the network again, you can simply “forget” it.

The process of forgetting a Wi-Fi network varies slightly depending on your specific Android device. We’ll show you how to do it Google Pixel and a Samsung Galaxy phone.

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Forget a Wi-Fi network on a Google Pixel

First, swipe down twice from the top of your device’s screen to expand the quick settings panel. Tap the gear icon to open the settings menu.

Select “Network & Internet” in the settings.

Select

At the top, tap on “WLAN”.

At the top, tap WiFi.

Choose Saved Networks.

Now select

You will see all the networks that you are connected to with your device. Pick the one you want to forget.

Select the network to be forgotten.

Tap the “Forget” button.


The network will be removed from your list and you will no longer automatically connect to it.

Forget about a Wi-Fi network on a Samsung Galaxy

Forgetting a network on a Samsung Galaxy works a little differently. Swipe down from the top of the screen on your Samsung Galaxy device once, then tap the gear icon.

In the settings above, select “Connections”.

In the settings above, select

At the top, tap on “WLAN”.

At the top, tap WiFi.

Tap the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner and select “Advanced”.

Now select “Manage networks”.

Now select

You will see all the networks that you are connected to with your device. Pick the one you want to forget.

Select the network to be forgotten.

Tap the “Forget” button.

Just tap the

That’s it! You probably don’t have to forget about Wi-Fi networks that often, but it’s nice to know how to do it.

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