WiFi password backup

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by IIGood, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. IIGood

    IIGood Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    251
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Arnold, MD
    Ratings:
    +281
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S6
    I apologize in advance if this has been discussed here previously; I did a search but nothing turned up for what I'm searching.

    I'm on the verge of doing another FDR on my non-rooted Galaxy S6 running stock Marshmallow. I've been wanting to for some time now but the big thing that holds me back is configuring the wifi networks again when I "touch" them. I do have the option to back those settings up to my Google account but the last time I did an FDR on my device those settings did not pull back down. I still had to manually reconnect to the wifi networks that I was connected to.

    Is there another means of being able to backup the wifi network settings, FDR the device, then pull the settings back over "automagically" (yes, I meant that misspell)? Either natively or with an app?

    I'm not worried about having to sign back in to other apps installed on my phone. It's just the wifi settings that concern me.

    Thanks!
     
    #1 IIGood, Jun 17, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2016
  2. IIGood

    IIGood Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    251
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Arnold, MD
    Ratings:
    +281
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S6
    Eh, looking around, it appears it's not possible without root. Makes sense given what the data is.
     
  3. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,485
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,406
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    I see several wifi backup apps on the Play Store, but no clue if they require root or not.

    It's weird to me, because I KNOW that I've either done a reset or gotten a new device and not had to put in credentials to reconnect to networks that I had previously saved. That worked at one point. But it doesn't seem that it's worked the last few times I've had to do an FDR from what I remember...
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. IIGood

    IIGood Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    251
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Arnold, MD
    Ratings:
    +281
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S6
    I saw several apps too, probably the same ones that you did. Some clearly stated up front that root is required. Others didn't say either way but in the comments/reviews, users were stating that root is required but was not advertised by the developer in the description of the app.

    I can't recall if moving to a new device brought old settings over. I don't think so but I could be wrong. And I'm fairly certain that the last FDR I did on this S6 (way back in January), I had to reconfigure my wireless network settings on the device.

    Regardless, I've bit the bullet and proceeded with the FDR. We'll see what happens when I get home later this afternoon.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,485
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,406
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Yeah. It's a secure system setting, so it makes sense that it requires root. Let us know how it goes, but I'm being you'll have to re-entry them.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
  6. IIGood

    IIGood Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    251
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Arnold, MD
    Ratings:
    +281
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S6
    I just went out to the car here and I had to pair it to the Bluetooth again. I'm suspecting I'll be re-entering wifi. :)
     
  7. Mustang02

    Mustang02 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,625
    Likes Received:
    5,115
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6,073
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P/5X
    I have to enter all passwords after an FDR

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    I remember when I got my Note8 being a bit freaked out that when I got home from the store all my settings and codes were already done after doing a Google sync at Best Buy. It might be older versions of Android backed everything up ,as it was Jelly Bean out of the box, and newer versions don't sync as much. I don't remember my G2 or Note4 having my Wi-Fi stuff already setup when I got home with them and they both had newer than JB from the box.

    Support Our Troops!!!
    Beast Mode 4
    I love that Crapple added the ability to remove bloatware
    <><
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,485
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,406
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    I think they're still working on the sync. Marshmallow brought better sync of apps & home screens, but it's still not perfect by any means, but I'm thinking you're on to something. I swear I've seen it sync wifi settings on a device.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    You know how I feel about Google and Cyberdine and that's why I was freaked out about it. My Note2 did the same thing when I bought it right after the Note8 but as I said I don't remember the G2 or Note4 doing it. My Comcast Wi-Fi password is like a gazillion characters long and I had to use another device to get the code to put in because the app I store passwords on wouldn't sync to the new phones without Wi-Fi and it never occurred to me I was no longer on Verizon craptacular 4G data network at home when I was setting them up.
    I don't think it was my Samsung account syncing codes and names forward because I don't think Samsung saves that stuff, just their bloatware stuff.
    Support Our Troops!!!
    Beast Mode 4
    I love that Crapple added the ability to remove bloatware
    <><
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,485
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,406
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Maybe it was a tablet for me too, now that I think about it. Can't remember exactly which device it was. I know it happened once though, because it kinda through me off and then I thought about how convenient that was.
     
  12. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    Seeing as we've both been here over 6 years I'm sure we discussed it at some point. You talking about its convenience is stirring another memory deep down because you and I see things 180 from each other security vs convenience of Google integration wise. You see it as a good thing. I see it as Cyberdine gets 1 step closer to fruition lol. I think it was an unrelated to this topic where you used this topic as an example of the Google account backup being a nice feature.
    I'm pretty sure this didn't used to say some
    [​IMG]

    Support Our Troops!!!
    Beast Mode 4
    I love that Crapple added the ability to remove bloatware
    <><
     
    • Like Like x 1
Search tags for this page

view wifi pass on android device without root

,

wifi pasword ks jan