Set up as new and import contacts

noobinator

macrumors 603
Original poster
Jun 19, 2009
6,384
5,361
Pasadena, 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?
 

stephen85

macrumors member
Jun 25, 2012
48
0
I would also like some advice on this as i'm coming from a iphone 3G so have no icloud support.
 

VPrime

macrumors 68000
Dec 19, 2008
1,720
82
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
 

jafingi

macrumors 65816
Apr 3, 2009
1,468
154
Denmark
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.
 

moosquared

macrumors regular
Nov 10, 2010
216
0
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.