Connecting to Wifi That You Don’t Want To

Do you have an iPhone or iPad and find that you get home or to your office and you think you are connected to wifi but nothing is coming through. Well I found this happening to me and some of my friends. That’s because it was picking up BTOpenzone rather than my home or office wifi. Thankfully it was easy to sort out. You need to tell it to forget the network, that doesn’t mean you can’t get back to it, it will still be listed but it won’t connect unless you ask it to.

There is nothing wrong with BTOpenzone itself but at home it doesn’t seem to work. Although it doesn’t always work when I’m out probably because there are times I’m not getting a good signal. Other times it works perfectly well. Same for many public networks, it just so happens that O2, which I use, connects to it free on my tariff.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Tap on Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Wi-Fi
  3. Tap on the blue arrow next to the network that you don’t want it to connect to
  4. Tap on Forget this Network at the top. If it is not there you have already done it

You can always get it back if you are in range by going back to Wi-Fi in your settings and selecting it.

Happy surfing


About garysch

A bit of a techno nut who likes sharing what I know about technology, especially with those who struggle with it. Also through my podcast
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