"Set up as a new iPhone"- Will this delete contacts?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Italstln13, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    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!
     
  2. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

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    #2
    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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