Urgent! Restore phone from new, all contacts gone-

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fayewolf, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Fayewolf

    Fayewolf Member
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    I got the iPhone 4S and the battery life sucked so bad. Took to Apple and they said to restore as new. I backed up and everything but since I restored as new, my phone has no contact whatsoever, if i restore from backup in itune again will this be messed up again?

    How do i get my contact/photos/ etc back?
     
  2. owieh

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    When you restored, we're you ever asked by iTunes to setup as new or restore to backup?
     
  3. Fayewolf

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    Restore as new. Tats wht te genius told me to do. But how do I get my contacts/ photos back? I just restored from back up for now, I cannot dfunction without my contacts...

    But I felt Ike this won't fix the battery issue..
     
  4. owieh

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    Just give it a few days to see how your battery life is. Why don't you sync your contacts to iCloud?
    Settings > iCloud > Contacts

    Then, if the battery life is still a big issue you could restore to new then after setting up your phone you turn on iCloud again. Your contacts should be available automatically.

    Hope this helps.

    Owie
     
  5. Jerome G

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    You can import sim contacts from, Settings-Mail, contacts,calendars. In my experience, it does not restore all I the previous contacts. Also, I'm not sure if there is a tab in the iTunes menu to sync contacts.
     
  6. Simonal

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    May have been better to back it up to ICloud then do a restore and then when setting up the phone again sign-in with your existing ICloud sign-in and then choose to restore from there.

    As unlike the iTunes on your computer backup the ICloud backup only backs up data and not the apps or the system.
     

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