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Droid Saves/Synchs WIFI info?

Posted on 2013-02-01
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Hello,

This is probably a quickie. I don't have a droid but many of my clients use them. I was just informed that one client purchased a new phone. After loading his Google account on it, he noticed it was automatically connected to his wifi. Then we noticed it saved ALL of his SSIDs from work and everywhere! It must have synched this info somehow similar to iCloud because the old phone settings were never copied over to the new phone. How can this feature be turned off and is there a way to see exactly what info is being sent to the evil Google servers?
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You need to go into the settings and turn off backup.
Find the settings cog icon. The location changes depending on Android version. For version 4.1.1 it is located by pulling down the notification area and clicking on the cog the is labelled Settings on the top right.
Select Backup & reset.
Turn off the option to Back up my settings.

It isn't obvious but this option backs up wifi passwords, bookmarks, app data and some other settings. Turning this off should also erase all copies on Google servers. There is no guarantee of that last part however. Turning off the backup will tell you this and asks to confirm your choice.
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Thank you!
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