Forget this network 'option'

Woch2331

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Jun 20, 2008
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Does this option still exist?
Settings > Wi-Fi shows me a list of available networks.
I then select the blue information icon but I only have the 'Join Network' option.
And all networks show only that option.
I've reset my Network Settings, but no change.
iOS = v9.3.1
 

Woch2331

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Jun 20, 2008
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You only get the "Forget this Network" if you are connected to it already
Is that a change from previous versions?

When I search for a solution, it shows "Forget the Network" as an option to a wireless connection that is available, but not connected.
Doesn't seem to be a good solution if I want to ignore a network that is locked and can't connect in order to 'ignore' it.
 

now i see it

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iOS will always show you nearby networks, whether you can connect to them or not. If you "forget" a network password in settings, you're just disabling automatic connection. You'll still see the wifi spot on your device if it is in range. You just won't automatically connect to it.

"Forgetting" a wifi password comes in handy when, for example you've got two routers at each end of the house but primarily use just one.

If the unused router is near the front door, every time you enter the house, the device will connect to that wifi, but you'll keep on walking to the other end and then have to manually change the device to the closer, faster router.
 

C DM

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Is that a change from previous versions?

When I search for a solution, it shows "Forget the Network" as an option to a wireless connection that is available, but not connected.
Doesn't seem to be a good solution if I want to ignore a network that is locked and can't connect in order to 'ignore' it.
It's always been like this. Forget is used for known networks that you connected to. For those that you didn't connect to thst option doesn't exist as iOS simply shows you nearby networks and that's it. Perhaps you are thinking more along the lines of ignoring or hiding some network, but that hasn't really been an option and you can do that by simply skipping that network and not paying attention to it if it shows up on the list of nearby networks.