Set up as new and import contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by noobinator, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. noobinator macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I want to set my new iPhone 5 as new and then import my contacts only. I'll manually download my purchased apps and music through the App Store on my iPhone. For some reason I cannot figure how to do this. It seems to either restore everything or nothing. What are the steps for what I need to do?
  2. stephen85 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    I would also like some advice on this as i'm coming from a iphone 3G so have no icloud support.
  3. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    If you have your contacts synced with iCloud, they should automatically transfer to your phone after you set it up as new and log into iCloud account m
  4. jafingi macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2009
    I usually just back up my contacts with Google contacts, and then setting the phone up as new, and when synchronizing with iTunes, I choose that it should sync contact with Google. Works flawlessly.
  5. moosquared macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2010
    Will the games app still retain the same level if I set up as new?
    I've had several games ruined because I set up my phone as new and when I synced them back, I start from the beginning again.

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