How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Your Mac

If you’ve ever connected to a Wi-Fi network on your Mac, you might have noticed that your computer remembers the connection for future use. This feature is convenient, but it can also lead to a cluttered list of networks or cause connection issues. Whether you want to declutter your network list or need to troubleshoot your Wi-Fi connection, this article will guide you through the simple process of forgetting a Wi-Fi network on your Mac. The steps below will allow you to forget a Wi-Fi network from your Mac on MacOS Ventura.

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Steps to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on a Mac:

  1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the top-right corner of your screen, located in the menu bar. This icon looks like a series of curved lines that form a fan shape.
  2. In the dropdown menu that appears, click on “Wi-Fi Settings” This will open the Wi-Fi Settings window, where you can manage your Wi-Fi connections.
  3. To the right and at the bottom of the window you’ll see an “Advanced” button. Click on this button to open the Advanced Wi-Fi settings.
  4. In the Advanced Wi-Fi settings window, you’ll see a list of preferred networks under the “Known Networks” section. This list contains all the Wi-Fi networks your Mac has connected to previously.
  5. Scroll through the list of preferred networks and find the one you want to forget. Click on the three dot icon next to it.
  6. From the options that appear, select “Remove From List”
  7. Finally, click on the “Remove” button on the confirmation window to remove the network from your list.
Confirmation window for removing a wi-fi network from your Mac

By following these simple steps, you can easily manage your Wi-Fi connections and keep your preferred networks list organized. Remember that if you want to reconnect to the forgotten network in the future, you’ll need to re-enter the Wi-Fi password. Now that you know how to forget a Wi-Fi network on your Mac, you can take control of your connections and enjoy a more streamlined and efficient Wi-Fi experience. So go ahead, declutter your network list, troubleshoot connection issues, or simply enhance your privacy by removing networks you no longer need.