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iPhone 8(+) Can't hide Wifi networks that are not mine

rbf1138

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 22, 2007
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I hate having a whole bunch of neighbor's wifi networks in my "Choose A Network..." list on my iPhone 8. When I choose the info button on any of them, there is no "Forget this network" option. Do you guys know of any way to remove these or hide them? It seems as if you can only "Forget" networks you have been/are connected to. I find this annoying, lol. Thanks!
 

-Gonzo-

macrumors 6502a
Nov 14, 2015
607
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That’s how the WiFi selection menu works, they only show up when you go into that Settings menu as it’s ‘Searching for available WiFi Networks’.
Once logged into your preferred WiFi Network just come out of it and forget about it.
 

rbrian

macrumors 6502a
Jul 24, 2011
784
342
Aberdeen, Scotland
How would you connect to a new network if it didn’t show networks you haven’t connected to before? Just set it to automatically connect to known networks, and then the only time you will need to see this menu is when you need to see available networks you haven’t connected to.
 

darngooddesign

macrumors G3
Jul 4, 2007
9,599
460
Atlanta, GA
Your phone should automatically connect to your home wifi so there really isn't a reason to be in that Settings section. And if you're not in it, you won't see them.
 

Shirasaki

macrumors G4
May 16, 2015
10,268
4,103
Not even Android can help you to hide such information. I would guess if through some methods, you control your wifi chip power, then it cannot search wifi network outside a certain range, then you would not see neighbors networks.
 

posguy99

macrumors 65816
Nov 3, 2004
1,421
853
Not even Android can help you to hide such information. I would guess if through some methods, you control your wifi chip power, then it cannot search wifi network outside a certain range, then you would not see neighbors networks.

YOUR "wifi chip power" has little or nothing to do with what you can hear that's being broadcast around you. That's kinda the idea, after all.
 
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