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Kadelic

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#2
Try a hard reset by holding both the home and power buttons until the Apple logo appears, and try again. Let us know if that doesn't work.
 

Europa

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Dec 12, 2008
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#3
If a hard reset doesn't work, try these suggestions:

1. Settings > Facebook > Login. You should now have the option to delete contacts.

2. If that doesn't work or if you've never used Facebook, go to Settings > iCloud > Contacts > Off > Keep on my phone. Now delete the contacts and toggle contacts back on. Merging can make duplicates so select no when it asks.
 

Francois

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Thanks guys, the 'hard' reset worked.

Just a question about this so-called hard reset. When I switch the phone off and back on, I usually have to enter my sim pin. With this 'hard' reset I didn't have to enter the sim pin. So is this really a 'hard' reset then or rather a 'soft' restart?
 

Ledsteplin

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Oct 29, 2013
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#7
Thanks guys, the 'hard' reset worked.

Just a question about this so-called hard reset. When I switch the phone off and back on, I usually have to enter my sim pin. With this 'hard' reset I didn't have to enter the sim pin. So is this really a 'hard' reset then or rather a 'soft' restart?
The "soft" reset where you press only the top button, then slide to power off, will keep the phone powered off until you press the top button to power back on. Then you have to enter your pin. What it someone picked up your phone while it was powered off? The "hard" reset only powers it off briefly until the logo appears and comes back on. So no need to enter the pin. Maybe someone else can explain it better.


Sent from from my iPhone 5
 

Europa

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Dec 12, 2008
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#8
Thanks guys, the 'hard' reset worked.

Just a question about this so-called hard reset. When I switch the phone off and back on, I usually have to enter my sim pin. With this 'hard' reset I didn't have to enter the sim pin. So is this really a 'hard' reset then or rather a 'soft' restart?
A hard reset is just a longer reboot (though it doesn't really take any longer now with the faster processors). It tends to fix more problems than a regular reboot since it resets a few more things. If you did the hard reset correctly, your SIM pin should have been required.