How to Forget WiFi Network (Windows, Mac & Chromebook)

When you connect to a new Wi-Fi network it is added and stored in a list of profiles. Over a period of time, the list can become quite large or you sometimes need to forget the network to reconnect. Review the following article to learn how to delete a wireless profile that is no longer needed.

Windows 10

1. Click the Network icon on the lower right corner of the screen and click on Network & Internet settings

2. Click on Wi-Fi from the left-hand menu and select Manage known networks

3. Select the Wi-Fi network you’d like to forget and click on Forget. The wireless network profile has been deleted.

Windows 8

1. Select the Search icon from the Start Menu.

2. Type network and select network connection settings

3. Select Manage known networks

4. Select the network you want to forget

5. Select Forget

Windows 7

1. Go to Start and click Control Panel.

2. Click View network status and tasks in the Control Panel window.

3. Click Manage wireless networks.

4. Select the network you want to delete and click Remove

Mac OS

1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon toward the upper right of your screen in the menu bar.

2. Click on Open Network Preferences

3. Click the Advanced button

4. Click the Wi-Fi tab

5. Select the Network you want to delete

6. Click on the minus (-) button

7. Click on the OK button.

8. Click on the Apply button.


1. Click on status area, where your picture appears

2. Click on settings

3. In the “Internet Connection” section, click Wi-Fi network

4. Click Preferred networks

5. Using your mouse, point to the network you want to forget, then click the X

6. Click Done