I am giving my iPhone 6s to a friend, I don’t know how to restore it to factory settings and is there a way to backup only contacts before erasing all data?
How to restore iPhone to factory settings?
- If you want to save the information on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, you can make a backup.
- Go to Setting> iCloud, then turn off Find My iPhone.
- Go to Setting> General> Reset > Erase All Content and Settings
As we all know, a factory restore erases all the information, we can back up iPhone by iTunes, but you might wonder if there’s a way to back up only contacts before erasing all data. Fortunately, iFonebox can do that. So I would like to recommend that program to you.
As a convenient transferring tool, iFonebox can extract up to 17 kinds of data from iOS device to your computer, such as contacts, texts, photos, WeChat messages, call logs, notes, WhatsApp messages and so on. It enables you to save only contacts before deleting all data without iTunes or iCloud. If you synced your device to iCloud or iTunes before, you can preview detailed information from the backup by trial version. It’s also an excellent recovery tool that can help you restore data without wiping all the existing data on your phone. What a fantastic software!
Next, I will show you the detailed instructions to download only contacts before effacing all data. Before the operations, you can download the software by clicking on the icons below. Please make sure that you download the correct version.
Step one: Launch iFonebox
Connect your iPhone 6s to the computer, in this interface, you’ll see “Next” in blue area, click it to continue.
Step two: Scan data
You can click “Contacts” icon, it will scan automatically, please wait in this step patiently. Please do not unplug the USB cable in the progress.
Step three: Preview and export
After the scan finished, it will show you all the existing contacts on your iPhone 6s, you can choose the contacts you want and transfer them to your computer.