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Old Mar 18, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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"Set up as a new iPhone"- Will this delete contacts?

My friend purchased his iPhone 4 in Janurary '11. The Verizon store setup his phone. He never has plugged his phone into itunes. I want to update all his stuff and setup up iCloud for him. When I plugged his phone into itunes, it asks if I want to "Set up as a new iPhone" or "Restore from the backup". There is no relevant backup to use. If I "Set up as a new iPhone" will this delete/erase his contacts? His contacts is the only thing he is concerned about losing. Thanks!
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My friend purchased his iPhone 4 in Janurary '11. The Verizon store setup his phone. He never has plugged his phone into itunes. I want to update all his stuff and setup up iCloud for him. When I plugged his phone into itunes, it asks if I want to "Set up as a new iPhone" or "Restore from the backup". There is no relevant backup to use. If I "Set up as a new iPhone" will this delete/erase his contacts? His contacts is the only thing he is concerned about losing. Thanks!
Yes, when you setup as new all his contacts and everything on it will be gone.
But if those contacts are saved/synced to icloud before you restore then you can get them again to his device by logging in to his icloud account.
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