10-05-2009 1:26 PM - edited 10-05-2009 1:27 PM
If so, what is the best way to get them back without adding them one by one?
10-05-2009 1:59 PM
Do a back up before you restore the phone.
To do a back up right click on the name of your phone in itunes and then select back up. When restoring restore from backup and all data will be back on device.
10-05-2009 2:05 PM
10-05-2009 2:10 PM
When syncing iPhone, make sure to select Sync Address Book contacts... or Sync over the air with MobileMe, Google Sync etc.
10-05-2009 5:52 PM
10-05-2009 6:26 PM
10-06-2009 10:09 AM
I personally backup and sync my contacts via google contacts. I just format my phone, and sign into google sync and it downloads all my contacts. The other good thing is that I can print and edit them online! SO EASY. You can find out to do it via
Requirements and Upload1. Google Sync is only supported on iPhone OS versions 3.0 and above. You can check your current version by going to Settings > General > About >Version. To upgrade, follow the instructions at http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/. Please upgrade to iPhone OS 3.0 before setting up Google Sync.
Tip: If your business, school, or organization uses Google Apps, your administrator will first need to enable Google Sync before you can take advantage of this feature.