How to Forget a Saved Wi-Fi Network on Windows 11


Sometimes, clearing or deleting Wi-Fi network settings to start fresh makes troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections easier in Windows 11. Occasionally, you may want to turn off your PC’s connection to a certain hotspot. Fortunately, “forgetting” a Wi-Fi network is as simple as a few clicks. Check out how to do it.

How to Forget a Saved Wi-Fi Network on Windows 11

How to Forget a Known Network in Quick Settings

When using the Quick Settings menu, it’s easy to overlook a nearby Wi-Fi network. In the far right corner of the taskbar, click the Quick Settings button. In addition to the Wi-Fi icon, there is a sound volume icon hidden above the Wi-Fi button.

You can click the sideways arrow inside the Wi-Fi control button when the Quick Settings menu appears. Click the pencil icon to add the Wi-Fi control button to the Quick Settings menu if you don’t see it.

Listed at the top of the Quick Settings menu will be the Wi-Fi access points available to you, including the one you’re currently connected to (if any).

If you want to reconnect to a Wi-Fi network in the future, know the network’s Wi-Fi password before forgetting it. If you forget the password, you will lose access to that network.

Select the Wi-Fi access point whose profile you would like to delete and right-click it. Click “Forget” in the small menu that appears.

Windows 11 will erase the Wi-Fi network settings stored for that access point by forgetting it. As a result, your PC will no longer attempt to connect automatically if it is the default Wi-Fi access point.

You can reconnect to the Wi-Fi network that you just forgot by clicking “Connect” next to its name in the list and entering its password.

How to Forget a Known Network in Settings

In Windows 11, the Settings app allows you to delete all saved Wi-Fi networks. With this feature, you can forget about Wi-Fi networks even when they are not in range.

Navigate to Network & Internet > Wi-Fi, then click “Manage Known Networks.” You’ll need to open Settings (press Windows+i), then navigate to “Manage Known Networks.”

Select the Wi-Fi network you wish to remove from the “Manage Known Networks” menu and click the “Forget” button next to it.

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You’ve now successfully removed the network from your computer. Close Settings, and you can continue using your PC normally. Best of luck!


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