Are you connecting to a certain Wi-Fi network whenever you’re at home or work, but it’s not the network that you want to connect to? You may already know how to switch to a different one, but you might prefer to make it a little easier so that you simply connect to the right network automatically.
You can do this by forgetting a Wi-Fi network to which you are connected, which will prevent you from connecting to it in the future. With that network forgotten, your iPhone will now connect to that other network automatically.
How to Stop Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2, but also work in many earlier versions of iOS as well. Note that you will need to be currently connected to the network that you wish to forget in order to complete these steps.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the Wi-Fi option.
Step 3: Tap the i button to the right of the network to which you are currently connected.
Step 4: Touch the Forget Network button. Alternatively you can also turn off the Always Join option instead.
Step 5: Tap the Forget button to confirm that you no longer wish to connect to this network automatically.
Note that you can always connect to this network again in the future if you need to do so.
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Gary Thompson has been in IT consulting since the mid 2000s, and enjoys writing about mobile devices and computers. His primary topics of interest include iPhones and Windows, but he has written about many other devices and applications.