Any way to remember "forgotten" wifi networks?

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  1. aloofman macrumors 68020

    aloofman

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    I find myself in the odd situation of wanting to find a wifi network that I once told my iPhone to forget. Does anyone know if there's any way of finding a list of the wifi networks you've tried to forget so you can detect it again?

    Also, has anyone else had an issue not being able to forget a network since 3.0? I seem to recall that when you looked at the details of a newly found wifi network, there would be a red button called something like "forget this network", but now I'm not seeing any such button.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    If you connect to the network again, it'll remember it again. Go to settings>WiFi> Choose a Network. All of the detectable networks will show up.

    As to how to forget the network, hit the arrow, then at the top you'll see Forget this Network. a popup will appear asking for confirmation. That'll be red. :)
     
  3. aloofman thread starter macrumors 68020

    aloofman

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    I've done that. There's nothing at the top that says "Forget This Network", as I expected. The top of the frame says "IP Address" with the DHCP, BootP, and Static tabs underneath.

    My current workaround with my unwanted wifi network is to turn off "ask to join networks", but then I either have to turn it back on when I'm at a location where I do want to know of local networks or go to the wifi settings to see which ones there are. The Wifitrak app used to do this for me, but 3.0 seems to have crippled it.
     
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    That's weird. I just looked again, and I still have it. Maybe try a reboot?
     
  5. aloofman thread starter macrumors 68020

    aloofman

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    Tried that. Still the same. Does everyone else still see the "Forget This Network" button?
     
  6. Woz Beard macrumors regular

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    Make sure the screen is at the top of the page. Flick your finger to make sure you're on top. The "Forget this network" message is at top of the page.

    Recap. Settings -> Wifi -> arrow on right side of Network -> Forget this Network on top of the page.
     
  7. aloofman thread starter macrumors 68020

    aloofman

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    Sigh. Do you think I'm an idiot? That I wouldn't have checked to see the top of the screen?

    Here is what my screen looks like, both initially and pulled down. I know how it's supposed to work. I asked the question because it isn't behaving the way it seems that it should.
     

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