iPhone XS Max Any way to restore wifi password after having reset network settings?

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  1. ferjilo macrumors member

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    Hi

    My iPhone XS Max sometimes is not able to recover the GSM signal after being without coverage so i have decided to reset network settings. This means all saved wifi passwords are lost, is there any way to recover them from iCloud? I was using keychain but i do not see how to restore them.

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  2. akash.nu macrumors 603

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    You have to type them in unless they are stored on the keychain which you can find from a Mac.
     
  3. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Woudnt the WiFi passwords be wiped from all devices linked to the same keychain?

    I’m pretty sure like you mentioned first, they would all have to be typed in again.
     
  4. akash.nu macrumors 603

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    I don’t think it actually gets removed from your iCloud Keychain. It only gets removed from the device local keychain and currently iOS doesn’t have a way to restore from iCloud keychain without doing an iCloud restore. I remember doing this once.
     
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    I could be mistaken then. I could have sworn once I was having issues with one of my devices and WiFi. I either reset the newtwork settings or tapped forget this network or both.

    When I did this all my other devices on keychain lost the WiFi as well. Had to type in the password for each one.
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 603

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    I can give it a go once I get home. Don’t think it removes it for me. I’ll try though.
     
  7. ProMod macrumors 6502a

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    I am curious about this as well. I've read elsewhere that turning off iCloud Keychain, then resetting network settings, then turning it back on will avoid losing the passwords, but I'm hesitant to try it.
     
  8. ferjilo thread starter macrumors member

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    I have NOT lost my WiFi passwords on other devices so it doesn’t wipe the rest of devices.

    Any idea on how to restore them without having to type them each time I’m back to a known wifi?
     
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  10. akash.nu macrumors 603

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    Awesome. Saves me testing. don’t think you can restore it without restoring a complete backup.
     
  11. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    I tried that, it didn't work for me.
     
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    It's probably not the answer you are looking for but I have a note with all my important wifi passwords . So if/when I have to reset network setting I just have to copy & paste .
     
  13. ferjilo thread starter macrumors member

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    Old school :)
     
  14. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Irrational mathematical constants like pi, or e (Euler’s number) are usually what I use for WiFi passwords. I just go out to 10 digits and round up if necessary. Even if I can’t remember them I can easily google them.

    EDIT: Yes, I understand how dorky that is but it works.:D
     
  15. ProMod macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. o_O:D
     
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  17. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    That’s exactly what my wife said when I started doing it, and exactly how she looked at me! :D
     
  18. ProMod macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for letting me know! Saved me a lot of headache as I was holding off on resetting mine until I received more feedback.
     

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