A 'restore' will revert to factory settings no matter what. I believe you're referring to the fact that you can either 'Set up as new' or 'set up from a backup' after the restore. Likely, the things you've read about fixing battery problems will involve you setting up as new. If you restore to a backup, you're likely bringing along all the old problems your phone had before.how necessary is it to restore it after a software update? im still having battery issues and ive read restoring could fix it. also could i restore it so it doesnt revert back to factory and just stays as is? thanks
you mean the reset all settings option? ill try it outHave you tried a Reset Settings, not an "Erase Content and Settings"? Just a plain reset of settings followed by replacing your old settings has proven to help if I am too lazy to set up as new. I usually always set up as new when there is a major release(x.x, not x.x.x).