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Are wifi passwords stored in your Google account?
It's not an issue as such, rather I'm more curious, but I was wondering if your wireless network passwords are stored in the cloud?
Let me explain. My original Nexus 7 had to be returned to the store yesterday due to a blown speaker and I've been to fetch the replacement this morning. I popped into my parents on the way home and while I was there doing some jobs for them I used their wifi and signed into my Google account on the Nexus so it could install all the usual updates and replace all my apps etc...
I've just returned home and without any prompting from me this brand new Nexus has connected itself to my wireless network. It didn't ask me to enter the WPA2 key or anything of the sort so how did it know what the password is?
All I can guess is that because my previous Nexus used my wireless network for the past six weeks then because I've signed into my new Nexus with the same Google account that is where the device got my wireless password from.
- 02-07-2013, 10:10 AM #2
- 02-07-2013, 10:12 AM #3
Re: Are wifi passwords stored in your Google account?
I believe if you use the backup feature on the phone it will put it back on to your new phone when you put in your google account. I recall having to put my passwords in but I do remenber my wallpaper being installed from my previous device even though the picture I used was not on my new phone.
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317Nexus 5 (32GB), Moto X (32GB),
Lumia 1020, Google Edition S4, Galaxy S4 (32GB), S4 Active, Nexus 4, Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note (ATT), Galaxy Note Intl., Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Nexus S, Atrix 2, Atrix, Galaxy S1 Captivate, Nexus 7 (32GB)
and yes...an iPhone 5 too...
- 02-07-2013, 10:51 AM #4
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