How To Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10

Last Updated on April 26, 2020 by Next Century

Windows 10 usually connects to networks in this order, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and then Mobile broadband.

Whenever you connect to a new Wi-Fi network, it’s added and stored in the list of profiles by Windows. The details stored in the profile could include its name, password, encryption method used, SSID, etc.

But over a period of time, this list of Wi-Fi profiles can grow significantly and to preserve your privacy or just clean up the list, you may want to remove some Wi-Fi profiles.

Also, removing a Wi-Fi profile can also fix a common Wi-Fi network glitch with computers that could be stopping you connecting to the Wi-Fi network.

In this guide, we will show you how you can remove, delete or forget Wireless Network Profiles:

  • Click on Start and type in network status in the Type here to search box

    NOTE: If you do not see the Type here to search box, just start typing and it will appear

  • Click on WiFi in the left panel and then click on Manage known networks under the WiFi section

  • Click on the network name that you want to forget

  • Now click on Forget which will delete that Wireless Network’s profile and connection details

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