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Restore wifi password on new Android phone

I have read many articles. They all say that to back up on Gmail Account and Google Drive. Then it supposedly restores the contacts and wifi passwords when logging back in with the new Android phone. But this is not the case for me. There is no problem that all the info in my Gmail Account are there. But all the wifi passwords are never restored. I have to re-enter every single one on each phone. [All the Back-up, Account Sync, Auto Restore ... are enabled.] I wonder if I missed anything about the restore procedure. All they say is to back up on the Google Drive. But no one mentions anything if or how to restore the back-up from Drive back to the new phone!
Thanks for input.

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For this you have to use other backup/restore apps.

For example I know "Backup Your Mobile" on the Google Play Store does the WiFi passwords. There are likely other apps that do this.

It's ad supported so there's a ding. See if they see an unencumbered version.

Once in a while a member claims there is not a thing. What they meant was the thing wasn't free.

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So they are not telling the whole story

Thanks for your comment.
I know that there many back apps for these sorts of things. I just want to find out that if this so-called DIY back-up solutions are just a myth!
Anything that can be solved with money is not a problem.
Thanks again.

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Time. This is just to explain a thing.

While I know there are freebie backups when it gets to the other areas (fine grinding?) I have to turn to apps like I noted to get it solved.

While I do support apps (from source code to market) this area hasn't been one that we have implemented so I can't offer much on this except point to an exit and comment about free, etc.

Not that this reply helps in any way but I'd thought I'd add this in way of a nod. If I trip over a freebie (ad free!) I'll be back if I find it in the next week or so.

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