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Restore saved WiFi networks

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stuarta, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. stuarta

    stuarta Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So while troubleshooting an issue last night, Google advised me to reset my network settings. However I realised that this has erased all of my saved networks.

    I can see they are backed up to my drive account but does anyone know how I can restore them?

     

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  2. Best Answer:
    Post #4 by codesplice, Nov 14, 2019 (7 points)
  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Unfortunately you're only able to restore settings data during the initial setup of the phone. You'd need to factory reset in order to restore that.
     
  4. stuarta

    stuarta Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, just as I've found out from Google support. And because another backup has taken place, they are telling me this would have overwritten my previous backup. Not sure if there is anyway I can transfer them from my Pixel 2?
     
  5. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Not in bulk, but you should be able to use Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi > Saved networks > [Name] > Share to display a QR code that can be scanned on the new phone.
     
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  6. stuarta

    stuarta Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ok thanks, will give that a go
     
  7. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Does seem like it would be beneficial to be able to ad hoc restore things like saved networks. Leave feedback in Pixel and let the team know!
     
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  8. stuarta

    stuarta Android Enthusiast
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    yep seems crazy that you can backup individual items but only restore when it comes to a reset
     
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