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Fix: iPhone Forget Network is Missing – Latest iOS

iPhone Forget Network is Missing

There is a known bug in iOS that sometimes prevents Forget This Network option under the iPhone wireless network options from appearing. If your iPhone connects to a wireless network you had connected to automatically, clicking info reveals no option for forget this network. This annoying issue forces you to disconnect your iPhone wireless completely in order to disconnect from the wireless network. Here are the steps to bring back the Forget This Network option.

 

  1. Toggle the iPhone wireless on and off. Go to Settings -> Wi-Fi and disable Wi-Fi for 5 seconds, then re-enable Wi-Fi.
iPhone wireless off
iPhone wireless on
 
  1. While still in the iPhone Wi-Fi settings, we now need to connect to an Other… wireless network. This can be a wireless network at your home – but we have to connect it doing this method in order to restore the Forget This Network option.
iPhone connect other wireless network
 
  1. After connecting to the wireless network, tap the “i” icon next to the wireless network name. You should now see the Forget This Network option again.
iPhone wireless network info

 

If this did or did not work for you, please let us know using the comments form below.

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Comments

James R Ketchum on Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:28

Only works on my main network (the one I NEVER want to forget)!

Only works on my main network (the one I NEVER want to forget)!
Paul on Friday, 01 May 2020 02:34

Hi, Thanks for the info. I unfortunately still not able to do this on my work network. can do it on the home network ok though.

Hi, Thanks for the info. I unfortunately still not able to do this on my work network. can do it on the home network ok though.
Boe on Saturday, 18 April 2020 15:13

I tried all the fixes listed above. Will not allow me to “Forget Network.

I tried all the fixes listed above. Will not allow me to “Forget Network.
Peter viruet on Monday, 13 April 2020 19:24

worse phone ive ever had, there is no options for a profile button or forget this network. biggest waste of money in my life

worse phone ive ever had, there is no options for a profile button or forget this network. biggest waste of money in my life
Ajay on Monday, 02 March 2020 16:43

Yeah... It works for the home network, where it shows the option "Forget Network", however my old office account which shows in "My Network", I cannot remove it. The "Forget Network" option is still missing.

Yeah... It works for the home network, where it shows the option "Forget Network", however my old office account which shows in "My Network", I cannot remove it. The "Forget Network" option is still missing.
Duncan on Thursday, 27 February 2020 03:33

Thanks but didn’t work. That’s it for me and Apple, i’ve tried to make the relationship work for the last seven years but it’s over. I want something that’s reliable rather than very sexy!

Thanks but didn’t work. That’s it for me and Apple, i’ve tried to make the relationship work for the last seven years but it’s over. I want something that’s reliable rather than very sexy!
Alan Judin on Monday, 27 January 2020 08:00

Me Neither, moving to Samsung

Me Neither, moving to Samsung
Paul E Coon on Sunday, 08 December 2019 12:18

Seems you have to first connect to a network to be able to forget it. I can't connect to the wifi networks around me because I don't know the passwords. I can forget my own network that I'm connected to.

Seems you have to first connect to a network to be able to forget it. I can't connect to the wifi networks around me because I don't know the passwords. I can forget my own network that I'm connected to.
Dean Edwards on Friday, 15 November 2019 09:50

I used the method to “forget this network” but it still doesn’t show

I used the method to “forget this network” but it still doesn’t show
Tricky Dick on Monday, 11 November 2019 09:07

Doesn’t work, but what do I expect from another one of Apple’s unpatched bugs?

Doesn’t work, but what do I expect from another one of Apple’s unpatched bugs?
Bruce on Sunday, 03 November 2019 18:31

Didn't work on my iPad.

Didn't work on my iPad.
aileen a mosende on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:07

Hi I tried to follow your instruction but it didn't work on my iphone.

Hi I tried to follow your instruction but it didn't work on my iphone.
Name on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 10:36

Did not work for me

Did not work for me
CH on Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:28

Doesn't work. My iPhone8 won't permit login to network, even though I took the password from wife's iPhone8. I cannot connect to the network.

Doesn't work. My iPhone8 won't permit login to network, even though I took the password from wife's iPhone8. I cannot connect to the network.
Paul on Thursday, 03 January 2019 12:37

Didn’t work

Didn’t work ;)
Judy O on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:41

Won’t work. There are networks on my phone I’ve never been connected to (like neighbors) never have and never will have a PW to connect to them to ‘restore’ this feature. I CAN’T get rid of them!!!

Won’t work. There are networks on my phone I’ve never been connected to (like neighbors) never have and never will have a PW to connect to them to ‘restore’ this feature. I CAN’T get rid of them!!!
artb on Monday, 25 June 2018 10:15

Agreed. This "seemed" to work, but the problem immediately returned (forget this network was visible for a while, but then it "disappeared"). So much for Apple's perceived "reliability".

Agreed. This "seemed" to work, but the problem immediately returned (forget this network was visible for a while, but then it "disappeared"). So much for Apple's perceived "reliability".
WL on Friday, 08 December 2017 22:34

This did not work. This was shown as a potential fix on two sites (including yours). I'm sure it HAS worked...but it didn't work for me. IOS 11.1.3. Just suddenly lost my xfinitywifi two days ago and couldn't get it to work on my phone (but no problem on my laptop). Thought forgetting the network would be key --- but that option is not available on the phone for any of the networks its sees. Very strange

This did not work. This was shown as a potential fix on two sites (including yours). I'm sure it HAS worked...but it didn't work for me. IOS 11.1.3. Just suddenly lost my xfinitywifi two days ago and couldn't get it to work on my phone (but no problem on my laptop). Thought forgetting the network would be key --- but that option is not available on the phone for any of the networks its sees. Very strange
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