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Saving wifi passwords etc of phone, to add to new phone.

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Saving wifi passwords etc of phone, to add to new phone.

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Postby NomoneyNohoney » November 26th, 2020, 8:48 pm

I've got a bunch of phones stashed away. These are of different ages and I'm expecting that each phone has its own collection of wifi access points listed, plus passwords too. I'd like to try and download all these details, ideally onto a Windows pc, where I can prune any that are no longer needed, and then upload the details to add to my current wifi passwords on my latest phone.

I've looked and there are lots of suggestions online, but wonder if any of you can point me in the best direction? Any pointers?

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Postby ReformedCharacter » November 26th, 2020, 10:40 pm

NomoneyNohoney wrote:I've got a bunch of phones stashed away. These are of different ages and I'm expecting that each phone has its own collection of wifi access points listed, plus passwords too. I'd like to try and download all these details, ideally onto a Windows pc, where I can prune any that are no longer needed, and then upload the details to add to my current wifi passwords on my latest phone.

I've looked and there are lots of suggestions online, but wonder if any of you can point me in the best direction? Any pointers?

Have you considered using KeePass to consolidate them?

Keepass2Android is an open source password manager application for Android. It is compatible with the popular KeePass 2.x Password Safe for Windows and aims at simple synchronization between devices.


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=keepass2android.keepass2android

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Postby swill453 » November 26th, 2020, 11:10 pm

NomoneyNohoney wrote:I've got a bunch of phones stashed away. These are of different ages and I'm expecting that each phone has its own collection of wifi access points listed, plus passwords too. I'd like to try and download all these details, ideally onto a Windows pc, where I can prune any that are no longer needed, and then upload the details to add to my current wifi passwords on my latest phone.

I've looked and there are lots of suggestions online, but wonder if any of you can point me in the best direction? Any pointers?

I'm pretty sure Android/Google won't actually let you see the passwords for WiFi networks you've connected to in the past. It'll let you share the details with other devices logged into the same account, but not let you export them to do what you suggest.

You might find your latest device has all the old ones consolidated already, so if you prune that list you may get the end result you want.

Assuming Android. If Apple it may or may not be similar.

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Postby AF62 » November 27th, 2020, 11:38 am

swill453 wrote:
NomoneyNohoney wrote:I've got a bunch of phones stashed away. These are of different ages and I'm expecting that each phone has its own collection of wifi access points listed, plus passwords too. I'd like to try and download all these details, ideally onto a Windows pc, where I can prune any that are no longer needed, and then upload the details to add to my current wifi passwords on my latest phone.

I've looked and there are lots of suggestions online, but wonder if any of you can point me in the best direction? Any pointers?

I'm pretty sure Android/Google won't actually let you see the passwords for WiFi networks you've connected to in the past. It'll let you share the details with other devices logged into the same account, but not let you export them to do what you suggest.

You might find your latest device has all the old ones consolidated already, so if you prune that list you may get the end result you want.

Assuming Android. If Apple it may or may not be similar.


Android 10 and newer will let you see the WiFI passwords, but for Android 9 and older you needed to 'root' the phone to do it. Apple - nope.

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Postby NomoneyNohoney » November 30th, 2020, 12:01 am

Titanium backup only seems to work with rooted phones. Boo!


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