Setting new phone up as brand new

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by darrwing34, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. darrwing34 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2011
    I just got my iPhone 5, and want to start over and make it as if I never had a iphone before. How would I do this? I dont want to sync anything from old phone, (unless I have to), I just want this to be like its brand new. I want to re-due all calanders and contacts manually. Crazy, perhaps, but my iphone 4s was starting to get cluttered.
    Any suggestions would be helpful
  2. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    My only suggestion would be to back up what you can to iCloud. It would then be easy to sync whatever you want to your new phone, if anything.
  3. darrwing34 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2011
    thats just it, I dont want anything from old phone to go on new phone.
    How can i make sure that the first time I connect to itunes, it does not put everything on it, and make it just like old phone?
    Should I be deleting old backups??
    I'm just not sure
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Turn on the option "Prevent iPhones from syncing automatically" in the Devices preferences in iTunes. When you first connect the new phone, iTunes will give you the option to "set up as a new phone". This does exactly what you want.
    No, not necessary.

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