How to remove wireless network

Why delete unused profiles?

Reasons to remove unused wireless network profiles on mobile, tablet, or computer are as follows:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 The device will also “giveaway” near all configured networks, even if the credentials are no longer valid.

Windows 10

  1. Open the Network & Internet configuration settings – eg via Win + I..
  2. Select Wi-Fi in the left panel, then Manage known networks in the main window.
  3. 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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:
  3. Select the Forget Network option.

More pictures can be found in the article How to remove wireless profiles on Android phone/tablets.

Apple iPhone/iPad

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Select Wi-Fi.
    3. Select blue and to the right of the network name. In older versions, there is a blue arrow.
    4. Select Forget this Network
    5. Confirm network removal

See the article How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Your iPhone or iPad

Apple macOS

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: