8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2010 1:31 PM by Allan Sampson
awhite6000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I clicked in 'forget network' when setting up my wi-fi connection on my iphone 4. Now I cannot access my wireless network, how do I undo this?

I phone 4, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,385 points)
    Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    Selecting Forget this Network for a wireless network your iPhone has successfully connected with should not prevent the network from being shown as an available network to join and rejoining the network.
  • awhite6000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, this worked.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,385 points)
    You're welcome.
  • Dave5287 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Is there a way to remove a network from the list of wi-fi networks listed on the iphone? I have a network on my list that I didn't successfully connect to that shows up on the list now. I have clicked "forget network" and have also re-set the network settings, but this network still show up. How do I get rid of it?
    Thanks
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    Copied from my previous post.

    Selecting Forget this Network for a wireless network your iPhone has successfully connected with should not prevent the network from being shown as an available network to join and rejoining the network.


    The Forget this Network option on the iPhone is for forgetting or erasing a wireless network on your iPhone that your iPhone has connected with so your iPhone does not automatically connect with the network when returning within range of the network.

    This is not for not having an available wireless network from appearing in a list of available networks to select and join the network. There is no option on a computer or device to prevent an available wi-fi network from appearing to select from when in range of a network that is being broadcast.

    If you don't want to join this network, don't select it, but you can't prevent the network from appearing as an available wi-fi network to join.
  • Dave5287 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Allan Sampson wrote:
    Copied from my previous post.

    Selecting Forget this Network for a wireless network your iPhone has successfully connected with should not prevent the network from being shown as an available network to join and rejoining the network.


    Thats the strange thing. The network that is showing up is at an airport 400 miles away--it is not an available network to my phone right now, however, it is still showing up on the list--strange. I would like to remove it, but it doesn't go away when I "forget" it or reset the network settings. I hate to reset the phone because that takes so long, but that may be my best option.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    Not sure how this network is appearing as an available wi-fi network to join if you are not in range of the wi-fi network but regardless, just ignore it.