Keep contacts with fresh install?

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  1. ochana25

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    hey everyone i need to restore my phone so i wanna do a fresh install but all i need is my contacts ive been trying for a couple days and still cant get it i can only restore from backup but i don't want that, can someone please help me out step by step would be appreciated thank you
     
  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Thread title edited for clarity. Please make thread titles descriptive of the issue at hand, making it easier for our other users to help you. Thanks!
     
  3. ochana25

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    Ohh kk sorry about that
     
  4. imutter

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    Contacts can be saved to your sim card
    Also you could set up an Microsoft Exchange account
    It's located at Settings/Mail/Add Account
     
  5. Lon

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    Slow down. Contacts ARE NOT saved to your sim card on an iPhone.
     
  6. Lon

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    Where on your computer have you been saving your contacts?
     
  7. imutter

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    I guess I am wrong here but AT&T can back up your contacts to your sim (I am not certain if you can do it yourself) and then you only need to go to settings/mail/import SIM contacts
     
  8. imutter

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    I wonder if you already restored from back up and now are looking for your connacts or are you about too? if you haven't done so the Exchange Account is best route. My Hubby switched e-mail accounts (let's say I did it for him) and we used this method to transfer his contacts from msn.com to iPhone 3Gs to gmail.com
     
  9. Lon

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    I suggest you don't give advice if you don't know what you're talking about, as good as your intentions may be.
     
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  11. Panaz

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    Back up your contacts to yahoo or googles address book then you can sync them back from iTunes under the info tab.
     
  12. ochana25

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    Hey I have already restored from backup I got all my contacts though but I wanted to do a fresh install so I get all my hardsrive space back when I was jailbroken and I upgraded firmware and restored from backup my hardsrive was using 7 gig already didn't understand because there was nothing on my phone I did a fresh install and it was perfect but I couldn't figure out how to just get my contacts I tried the Microsoft exchange but I didn't understand on how to save contacts on there was confused
     
  13. ochana25

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    How do I back them up on google address book I downloaded google calendar and it said I can do it on there but didn't know how
     
  14. imutter

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    TheMicrosoft exchange works with your e-mail account and syncs up both kind like mobilme also does calendars and mail you have the choice to turn those on and off. What you need to set it up is of course your contacts in a maill account lets say gmail. Then you add account /exchange/ and enter your e-mail (no need for domain and username is your e-mail )then your password and then it will ask for the server which for gmail would be m.google.com
     
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  16. ochana25

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    Got it to work I just got the import export app work like a charm thanks everyone for your help
     
  17. mrchips

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    I suggest you don't be so rude to strangers
     
  18. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I suggest you all calm down and take a deep breath.
     
  19. Rugaby

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    That's right naps said simmer down. Better listen.
     
  20. Garfed

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    I do not know you have restored from a backup, now is your connacts or you find it? If you have not done so, the best way to foreign currency accounts...
     

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