Want to regain WiFi passwords- but how?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Brucio, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Brucio macrumors newbie

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    iphone4-16gb, 4.3.2 jailbroken.

    I was trying to fix FaceTime, because all I get is the "Waiting for activation" message. After trying just about every fix I could find by Googling, it still doesn't work. Screw it.

    But one of the recommended fixes was to "Reset Network Settings", which I did without results. So I realize now that I erased? all the WiFi passwords on my phone :eek:

    Is there any way to get them back? I sync regularly with iTunes and have AptBackup also. Help!
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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  3. Brucio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Won't that erase everything on my phone? It sounds worse than the problem.
     
  4. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    Wifi and email passwords are only saved in your backup if you encrypt your backups. If you do that then a restore will bring the phone back to how it was when the backup was done, as long as the backup was before you did this you should be good.
     
  5. Brucio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if my backups aren't encrypted then the passwords are gone?

    If that's true, it sucks, but I thank you for the good information :)
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Not true:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
    Restore from a backup, OP
     
  7. Brucio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK. Thanks for the support article link, -aggie-. It looks like a longer afternoon than I planned on :mad:
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    FYI, make sure you copy the backup before you do anything and put it in another location, just to be safe, in case you overwrite it.
     

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