How to set a Canon 70D camera for (mostly) good images not using auto.
This merely sets the camera back to it's original, factory defaults. It doesn't re-establish any of the settings the user might have made to have the camera work best possible for them.
I really can't advice what settings to make. The settings I use depend upon the lens I'm using, what I'm shooting and the conditions I'm shooting under. I change them all the time.
But, if/when you get the camera settings back the way you want them, save the setup to the "C" or "custom users" position on your camera's mode dial. That way you can always go back to those settings. Page 390 of the 70D user manual describes how to use this feature (if you don't have a manual... or if the one you got with the camera is an abridged version... you can download the full manual as a PDF from the Canon website).
Worst case, you can always set the camera to the "A+" on the mode dial. That's a "point 'n' shoot/auto-absolutely-everything/might-as-well-have-just-used-my-camera-phone" mode.
Or, "SCN" on the mode dial gives you access to a bunch of different, highly automated "preset Scene modes" such as "sports", "landscape", "portrait", etc.
But you really should learn how to "use" your camera... why and how to set it up under different conditions. Buy a copy of Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Exposure" for a good, thorough overview of how all cameras work. And get one of the guide books specific to the Canon 70D to complement the user manual that was provided with the camera. Looking at Amazon for 70D guide books I see them from Charlotte Lowrie, David Taylor, Doug Klostermann and David Busch... all of whom I can recommend from personal experience. There are also guides from some others I'm not familiar with, so you may need to read buyer reviews on Amazon to decide between them.
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You realize, there is no such thing as one setting for all times, you set the camera according to what/and when you're shooting. As fast as the weather is changing, as fast the settings are changing!