How to Delete Wifi Network on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to remove a Wi-Fi network from your Mac? Whether you want to clean up your network list or no longer have access to a specific network, deleting a Wi-Fi network on Mac is a straightforward process.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps required to remove a Wi-Fi network from your Mac device. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Network Preferences

To begin, open the Network Preferences on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu. In the System Preferences window, click on the “Network” icon.

Step 2: Select Wi-Fi

In the Network Preferences window, you will see a list of available connections on the left side. Locate and select the “Wi-Fi” option from the list. This will display all the Wi-Fi settings and networks associated with your Mac.

Step 3: Remove Wi-Fi Network

Once you have selected the Wi-Fi option, click on the “Advanced” button at the bottom right corner of the window. This will open a new window with additional Wi-Fi settings.

Option A: Remove Specific Networks

If you want to delete specific Wi-Fi networks from your Mac, go to the “Wi-Fi” tab in the Advanced window. Here, you will find a list of previously connected networks under “Preferred Networks.” To remove a specific network, select it from the list and click on the “-” (minus) button below.

  • Note: Removing a network will prevent automatic connections in future.

Option B: Clear All Preferred Networks

If you prefer to remove all the Wi-Fi networks that your Mac has connected to, you can do so by clicking on the “Remove All” button in the “Wi-Fi” tab of the Advanced window. A confirmation pop-up will appear asking if you want to remove all preferred networks. Click on “Remove” to proceed.

Step 4: Apply Changes

After removing the desired Wi-Fi network(s), click on the “OK” button in the Advanced window. This will save your changes and return you to the Network Preferences window.

Step 5: Restart Wi-Fi

To ensure that the changes take effect, it is recommended to restart your Wi-Fi connection. You can do this by turning off Wi-Fi from the menu bar at the top-right corner of your screen and then turning it back on after a few seconds.

Conclusion

Deleting a Wi-Fi network on Mac can help declutter your network list and prevent automatic connections to unwanted networks. By following these simple steps, you can easily remove specific Wi-Fi networks or clear all preferred networks from your Mac device. Remember to apply changes and restart your Wi-Fi for the modifications to take effect.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through deleting Wi-Fi networks on your Mac. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!

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