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How to Delete a Hidden Wi-Fi Network in Windows Phone 8


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Whenever you do anything on your phone that requires a network connection, such as send and receive email, get social networking feeds, visit websites, or download apps, your phone automatically connects to a cellular data network to transmit the information. If you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi network connection is used instead.

When you add a hidden Wi-Fi network to connect your phone to, the network will remain listed in Wi-Fi settings until you delete it.

This tutorial will show you how to delete a hidden Wi-Fi network that you added to your Windows Phone 8.



Here's How:

1. On your Windows Phone 8, open the app list, and tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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2. Tap on Wi-Fi in system settings. (see screenshot below)

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3. Do step 4, 5, or 6 below for how you would like to delete the hidden Wi-Fi network.


4. To Delete Hidden Wi-Fi Network in Wi-Fi Settings

A) Press and hold on the hidden Wi-Fi network (ex: Brink-router) that you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

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B) Tap on delete, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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5. To Delete Hidden Wi-Fi Network in Edit Network

A) Press and hold on the hidden Wi-Fi network (ex: Brink-router) that you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

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B) Tap on edit. (see screenshot below)

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C) Tap on the delete button at the bottom, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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6. To Delete Hidden Wi-Fi Network in Advanced Wi-Fi Settings

A) Tap on the advanced button. (see screenshot below)

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B) Press and hold on the hidden Wi-Fi network (ex: Brink-router) towards the bottom that you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

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C) Tap on delete, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. The hidden Wi-Fi network will now be deleted. (see screenshots below)

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8. When finished, you can return to your Start screen if you like.



That's it,
Shawn