Does restoring an iPhone only fix problems if you set it up as a new phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by HoopTrundler, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. HoopTrundler macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    I've been having battery issues, and I want to restore my iPhone to fix the problem. Could I still solve the issue by restoring and then choosing a backup? Or would I have to set it as a new phone? I ask because I'd still want to retain my texts and my app saved data, which I assume gets saved if I restore from a backup.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Its best to set it up as a new phone when attempting to fix problems.
  3. Yzord macrumors member


    Apr 21, 2010
    It depends...when the error is related to your backup, then yes...;)
  4. Justim macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2011
    More specifically, your settings. I'm not aware of a case that text messages could cause a phone to malfunction/not work as intended.

    Unless you didn't intend on your ex texting you and you throw your phone at a wall or som'odd.

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