how to restore contacts after setup as new

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  1. MetalMatt24 macrumors regular

    MetalMatt24

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    #1
    sorry if this has been answered, but If I setup phone as new....
    how do I get all my contacts back?
     
  2. ianrip macrumors 6502

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    I think sign inwith the icloud, and set the icloud contacts to on, and it should download them for you.

    make sure you already have them saved in your old version before the restore:cool:
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I have them all backed up locally on my iMac...setup as new choosing what you want to sync...I also have them in the cloud, so I'm double covered.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    That's all I do, set up syntonization within iCloud. I'm unfamiliar if the exact steps are a bit different with iOS7 since I'm not on it yet :D
     
  5. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    They will be restored if you sign in to iCloud. (As long as they are backed up with iCloud).
     
  6. squall101403 macrumors newbie

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    you can use itools to backup your contacts as a csv or vcf file. then after fresh ios install, import it using itools
     
  7. MetalMatt24 thread starter macrumors regular

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