1. jgraves1107's Avatar
    How can I save my contacts and notes without having to use a backup? I want to do a clean install and salvage the contacts and notes.
    09-22-2013 07:26 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    If you're using iCloud and syncing notes and contacts - they'll sync back.
    Last edited by kch50428; 09-22-2013 at 07:44 PM.
    09-22-2013 07:27 PM
  3. jgraves1107's Avatar
    But they are not syncing through my ipad for some reason. What do I need to do to make sure this is syncing?
    09-22-2013 07:32 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    But they are not syncing through my ipad for some reason. What do I need to do to make sure this is syncing?
    Just make sure that you have the email address with which you synced the contacts/notes to iCloud set up on your iPad... and in Settings > Email... make sure you have both contacts and notes checked for that device on your iPad...
    09-22-2013 07:51 PM
  5. jgraves1107's Avatar
    Cool thanks! Now to get this 5s to go into DFU mode. My luck it doesn't do DFU.
    09-22-2013 08:09 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Also, when you go to settings- iCloud make sure contacts and notes are toggled to "on"
    09-22-2013 08:40 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Cool thanks! Now to get this 5s to go into DFU mode. My luck it doesn't do DFU.
    I'm sure it take eventually..., but in case you need help, the instructions can be found via the following link:

    http://www.imore.com/tip-put-iphone-ipad-dfu-mode
    09-22-2013 10:08 PM
  8. jgraves1107's Avatar
    Ok a clean install did fix my app issues and didn't lose a thing. Thanks!


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    09-23-2013 10:47 AM
  9. John Yester's Avatar
    +1 for iCloud.

    Once connected you can choose that to sync over, photos, contacts, etc.... But still having a clean device new out of box with out full restoring.. I have done this many times.
    09-23-2013 10:51 AM
  10. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    I have my contacts and notes synced to iCloud, so those will restore if I set up the phone as new. But what do I stand to lose if I set it up as new? The only reason I'd like to try this is because my messages storage is up to 1.1gigs and I understand it's "stuck" there due to a bug in iOS 6. I'd like to avoid transferring that all over so I can recover some storage.

    I understand I may lose some pics but I'll just transfer them all off my phone before setting up the 5s.
    09-23-2013 11:00 AM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I have my contacts and notes synced to iCloud, so those will restore if I set up the phone as new. But what do I stand to lose if I set it up as new? The only reason I'd like to try this is because my messages storage is up to 1.1gigs and I understand it's "stuck" there due to a bug in iOS 6. I'd like to avoid transferring that all over so I can recover some storage.

    I understand I may lose some pics but I'll just transfer them all off my phone before setting up the 5s.
    Pretty much whatever is in the camera roll will be gone if you restore as new. That and just need to setup your settings over again the way you had them. If you have photo stream setup whatever photos that are available within the past 30 days will show up in the stream, too. But none of the photos past 30 days.
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    09-23-2013 02:02 PM
  12. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    Thanks. And I'd imagine I'll need to download all my apps and games all over again?
    09-23-2013 02:04 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Ok a clean install did fix my app issues and didn't lose a thing. Thanks!


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    A clean install has always served me well, and I'm glad it worked out well for you, too. Thanks for the update...
    09-23-2013 02:07 PM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Thanks. And I'd imagine I'll need to download all my apps and games all over again?
    Yes. Or if you have the apps already synced on iTunes you can just load them from there.
    09-23-2013 02:09 PM
  15. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    Great. Thanks!
    09-23-2013 02:11 PM
  16. jgraves1107's Avatar
    All my crashing apps have been working great now. Apple really needs to fix that wee bit to store all the data in one shot without having to restore from backup. If the backup was just pics, music, docs, contacts, etc then the chance of old os crap moving in to corrupt the new os would be less likely. It should be a set standard to do a clean install instead of restore.
    09-23-2013 05:06 PM

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