"Setup as New iPhone" Question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Snowman3459, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    I want to setup my iPhone as new phone now because I've been getting some battery issues lately.

    So clearly I have to restore my phone, my question is, how do I get back all my data without restoring from a backup? Such as photos and contacts. I don't really care about text messages and such.
  2. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    Wouldn't that data all come back when you sync your phone again?
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You can sync your photos back from your library.
    As far as your contacts you gotta go into the "info" tab when you plug in your iphone and save/transfer them to address book, outlook or many other things available to copy them to by pressing sync.
    And then once you restore and setup as new you can sync your contacts back thru itunes also.
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Do what Applejuiced wrote, but first backup your iPhone and then copy your backup folder somewhere safe. Then if you screw it up you can restore from the backup and try again.

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