How to remove wireless network
Why delete unused profiles?
Reasons to remove unused wireless network profiles on mobile, tablet, or computer are as follows:
- Security – If you have a wireless network configured, you can get caught on a fake access point. As a priority, clear wireless networks without a password where this attack cannot be prevented.
- Connectivity issues – if you have a network that you cannot connect to (such as a canceled account), your device will still try to connect. For this reason, you do not need to connect to the correct wireless network, the battery in your mobile / laptop is wasted.
- Privacy – Names of Hidden Networks Configured Your device broadcasts wherever it is turned on – this allows you to monitor your movement. The device will also “giveaway” near all configured networks, even if the credentials are no longer valid.
- Open the Network & Internet configuration settings – eg via Win + I..
- Select Wi-Fi in the left panel, then Manage known networks in the main window.
- When you click on a particular Wi-Fi network, you will be presented with the Forget option.
For more information, see the article How to get rid of the stored Wi-Fi networks in Windows 10
- To view a list of wireless networks: go to Settings (gear) and choose Wi-Fi from the setup options. The procedure may be slightly different for different models.
- Hold your finger on the name of the network you want to delete for a long time – after a few seconds a help menu appears:
- Select the Forget Network option.
More pictures can be found in the article How to remove wireless profiles on Android phone/tablets.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Wi-Fi.
- Select blue and to the right of the network name. In older versions, there is a blue arrow.
- Select Forget this Network
- Confirm network removal
See the article How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Your iPhone or iPad
Networks can be removed either through network profiles or through a list of wireless network preferences (depending on your Mac OS version). See the following two tutorial: