Restoring from Backup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pops1368, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. pops1368 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2014

    I have a 4S and today it has been playing up, so I am thinking of restoring all setting to factory new. However, there are some things I wish not to loose such as messages and contacts. My query is, whether it's possible to perform a backup and somehow select the aforementioned items and only restore them once I've gone a factory reset?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    If I'm not mistaken, simply backing up and then restoring from iCloud, followed by resyncing with iTunes should do the trick. That's what I did to get all the contents from my 3Gs onto my 5s.
  3. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    I haven't tried backup/restore via iCloud. But I can say from experience with 100% certainty that if you do a full backup via iTunes and then restore, you WILL keep text messages, settings, contacts, and all other "Apple stuff." Even progress within games and apps is maintained.
  4. pops1368 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2014
    Cheers guys I'll try your suggestions. Thanks once again

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