Give my iPhone a good cleaning out

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by alexxn, May 1, 2012.

  1. alexxn macrumors regular


    May 14, 2009
    S. Fla
    So I've had my iPhone 4 since it was released (over 2 years now) and over time and IOS upgrades it seems to be sluggish / not the greatest.

    Since it will be a while before a new phone comes out I wanted to reset it back for a fresh start and also to get rid of more than half of my apps that I never use.

    I'd really like to keep my photos and music, but is there any way to keep all of my saved texts or will they erase ?

    What's the best way to back up what I need and start fresh ?

    Thanks !
  2. macemily macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
    Do a full backup to iTune, and reset it.
  3. JessicaKathleen macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2012
    To avoid losing your texts and such, the only way I can think off is plugging your phone into iTunes, unticking everything (music, apps, videos, etc), sync/back up, and then select the things you'd like to re-sync.
    I guess it's not the most time efficient way, but you won't lose you messages/contacts/notes.

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