Keeping contacts when setting up as new device

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ashkin1194, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Ashkin1194 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 5, 2011
    #1
    Hi everyone,

    I want to wipe my phone because I have a huge chunk of memory in the "other" section from a past jailbreak, and I just want a clean slate for iOS7.

    I was wondering if there was a way to recover my iCloud contacts onto my device after restoring it and setting it up as a new device. I don't care that my photos, messages, emails, user settings, etc. will be gone from my device and iCloud. I just want to maintain my iCloud contacts because they are tied into my Macbook, and I would like them to be synced to my phone.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Oregon
    #2
    Just restore your phone and sign into iCloud after the setup is done. You should be able to sync your contacts.
     
  3. roccobladr macrumors 6502

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    Jul 25, 2011
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    I tried to do this when upgrading my 4S to ios7 but couldnt seem to get it to work.

    Is there a way to have only your contacts downloaded after setting up as a new phone? Or a way to pick and choose what you want to be downloaded?
     

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