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How to Restore WiFi Password from Old Galaxy S6 to New Pixel XL?

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How can I view the saved WiFi passwords on my old Samsung Galaxy S6 and copy or transfer or save them onto my new Pixel XL?

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How can I view the saved WiFi passwords on my old Samsung Galaxy S6 and copy or transfer or save them onto my new Pixel XL?
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Can't. Unless you have a rooted device there's no way to view saved WiFi passwords. Don't know why, it's a feature on Windows.
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Can't ,no way to view saved WiFi passwords unless you have a rooted device.
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If you are logged into the same google account and have sync enabled it should restore. I have seen this not work sometimes usually when coming from a quite old device.If it fails you need to type it in again or copy paste from an email etc.
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How can I view the saved WiFi passwords on my old Samsung Galaxy S6 and copy or transfer or save them onto my new Pixel XL?
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Can't. Unless you have a rooted device there's no way to view saved WiFi passwords. Don't know why, it's a feature on Windows.
Windows...isn't running on either of those phones.

OP. Not sure...but what if you used googles backup and restore. That may work.
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Should be saved to your google account information, if you login with the same info, it should all transfer over
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According to the text in the setting, WiFi passwords are included in the default Android backup option. The path to it varies with the version. In Oreo, it's Settings, System, Backup. In Nougat, it's Settings, Backup & Reset.
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Windows...isn't running on either of those phones.

OP. Not sure...but what if you used googles backup and restore. That may work.
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Should be saved to your google account information, if you login with the same info, it should all transfer over
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According to the text in the setting, WiFi passwords are included in the default Android backup option. The path to it varies with the version. In Oreo, it's Settings, System, Backup. In Nougat, it's Settings, Backup & Reset.
So I checked my Google Drive and I see my S6 backup but I don't know how I can restore it and I really don't want to do a factory reset cause I just finished logging into all of my apps and it's going to be tedious to do it again. Any recommendations?
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So I checked my Google Drive and I see my S6 backup but I don't know how I can restore it and I really don't want to do a factory reset cause I just finished logging into all of my apps and it's going to be tedious to do it again. Any recommendations?
I doubt you can do a partial restore.
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Look on the play store for an app called wifi password show. Install it on the s6 and it should give you the password.
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So I checked my Google Drive and I see my S6 backup but I don't know how I can restore it and I really don't want to do a factory reset cause I just finished logging into all of my apps and it's going to be tedious to do it again. Any recommendations?
It's not saved in Google drive in a file you can see and access in the clear. It's encrypted and non user accessible because doing otherwise would be a security issue.

What is supposed to happen is if you have you account data synced (It's an option in your google account on the phone) it will restore on the new phone if you tell it to restore from an old device on the account. If you signed in using a different account or didn't use the sync feature this won't work.

I have seen when someone had been using a phone for a while Note 4 and that broke and they went back to a very old phone Note 2 and then upgraded to a S8+ the wifi not restore. Even if you have a maximum length key (64 characters) it's not worth all this. Copy and paste it to yourself in an email or in an encrypted chat program like Signal or Whatsapp. If this is a big deal because you no longer have authorized use of the network and were just able to get on with an old password then I am glad security caught up.
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I doubt you can do a partial restore.
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It's not saved in Google drive in a file you can see and access in the clear. It's encrypted and non user accessible because doing otherwise would be a security issue.

What is supposed to happen is if you have you account data synced (It's an option in your google account on the phone) it will restore on the new phone if you tell it to restore from an old device on the account. If you signed in using a different account or didn't use the sync feature this won't work.

I have seen when someone had been using a phone for a while Note 4 and that broke and they went back to a very old phone Note 2 and then upgraded to a S8+ the wifi not restore. Even if you have a maximum length key (64 characters) it's not worth all this. Copy and paste it to yourself in an email or in an encrypted chat program like Signal or Whatsapp. If this is a big deal because you no longer have authorized use of the network and were just able to get on with an old password then I am glad security caught up.
Alright thanks guys! I guess my only option is to ask for the WiFi passwords at my friend's and family's and sign in again but hopefully, I won't have to ever do this again in the future LOL
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Can't. Unless you have a rooted device there's no way to view saved WiFi passwords. Don't know why, it's a feature on Windows.
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Windows...isn't running on either of those phones.

OP. Not sure...but what if you used googles backup and restore. That may work.
Quote from xpenguin
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Should be saved to your google account information, if you login with the same info, it should all transfer over
Quote from Kabn
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According to the text in the setting, WiFi passwords are included in the default Android backup option. The path to it varies with the version. In Oreo, it's Settings, System, Backup. In Nougat, it's Settings, Backup & Reset.
Quote from uniquename
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I doubt you can do a partial restore.
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It's not saved in Google drive in a file you can see and access in the clear. It's encrypted and non user accessible because doing otherwise would be a security issue.

What is supposed to happen is if you have you account data synced (It's an option in your google account on the phone) it will restore on the new phone if you tell it to restore from an old device on the account. If you signed in using a different account or didn't use the sync feature this won't work.

I have seen when someone had been using a phone for a while Note 4 and that broke and they went back to a very old phone Note 2 and then upgraded to a S8+ the wifi not restore. Even if you have a maximum length key (64 characters) it's not worth all this. Copy and paste it to yourself in an email or in an encrypted chat program like Signal or Whatsapp. If this is a big deal because you no longer have authorized use of the network and were just able to get on with an old password then I am glad security caught up.
I am VERY NEW to the concept of root but if I root my Galaxy S6 to recover my old WiFi passwords and then reset it to factory settings, will that mess up the phone?
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I am VERY NEW to the concept of root but if I root my Galaxy S6 to recover my old WiFi passwords and then reset it to factory settings, will that mess up the phone?
Root access won't mess anything up. Check xda-developers.com for a guide and tools specific to your phone.
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