How to Manage Wi-Fi Connections for Your Android Device

By Dan Gookin

It’s not necessary to review the list of memorized Wi-Fi networks on your Android phone or tablet — unless you need to change a network’s password. In that case, you must direct the phone or tablet to forget the network so that you can reestablish the connection and set the new password.

To review the list of memorized networks, visit the Wi-Fi screen in the Settings app and choose Saved Networks. On Samsung devices, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Choose Connections.
  3. Choose Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap Action Overflow and choose Advanced.
  5. Choose Manage Networks. You see the list of saved Wi-Fi networks.

To forget a network, tap its entry. On the network’s card, tap the FORGET button. The network is removed from the list. To input the new password, access the network again. Set the new password, and you’re good.

Forgetting a network doesn’t prevent you from connecting to that same network again. It means only that the connection isn’t established automatically.