Want to do a restore on my 4S, start over from new, but want to keep contacts & Notes

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  1. Texxy macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys I Want to do a restore on my 4S, start over from new, but want to keep contacts & Notes. I mean how do I go about doing this? All my Contacts are now on iCloud and my notes as well. :confused:
     
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I believe you can just restore as new (not from an iCloud backup) but sign in with the same iCloud ID. That should restore your Contacts and Notes.
     
  3. FilipH macrumors regular

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    Set it up as a new phone. After done all that, just fill in the necessary login (icloud) details in your settings. Contacts and notes will re-appear. Done it myself yesterday when i received the Iphone 4S. Easy.
     
  4. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But doesn't restoring from iCloud want to put EVERYTHING back on like Apps as well?:confused:
     
  5. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Don't restore from iCloud, restore as new. Then, log in to iCloud under Settings>iCloud and that should achieve what you want.
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Syncing contacts / notes back from iCloud is not the same as restoring from the iCloud backup
     
  7. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Just login to your existing iCloud account after setting your iPhone as new. iCloud should sync back all your contacts and notes to your phone.
     
  8. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am super noob here can you walk me through exactly where I would go and what I would do?
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    See post #5 above.
     
  10. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    From what it seems like you want to do, the most important thing is that when you get to the screen in the attached image below, select "Set up as new iPhone". Otherwise, just follow the prompts, including logging in with your Apple ID. Once your phone is up and running, go to Settings>iCloud and if you're not already signed in, sign in and enable Contacts and Notes (and everything else, if you want to) and that should do it.
     

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  11. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will be doing this tonight thank you, will report back soon. Hopefully its what I am asking for.
     

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