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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:53 PM   #26
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Sorry, but what exactly is a hard and soft reset?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:38 PM   #27
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No need unless something freezes. Like hard resetting a computer you dont do it unless you have no choice
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:56 PM   #28
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I do it once a week probably, I like to keep things running smooth.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:01 PM   #29
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Sorry, but what exactly is a hard and soft reset?
I'm not sure what a soft reset is on an iOS device, but a hard one is just turning it completely off and then back on again, also known as a cold boot. A warm boot or maybe a soft reset would be pressing restart on a computer, but since iOS doesn't have a restart button, you can't do that.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:20 PM   #30
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I'm not sure what a soft reset is on an iOS device, but a hard one is just turning it completely off and then back on again, also known as a cold boot. A warm boot or maybe a soft reset would be pressing restart on a computer, but since iOS doesn't have a restart button, you can't do that.
Well, there's no restart button, but you can hold the sleep button and the home button together for a little bit (5-10 seconds) and that will restart the phone.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:26 PM   #31
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Well, there's no restart button, but you can hold the sleep button and the home button together for a little bit (5-10 seconds) and that will restart the phone.
That works too. I forgot about that one, thanks.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:57 PM   #32
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Pretty terrible? Fine, keep doing hard reboots. I'll let my Computer Science degree and 20+ years working as a programmer be my guide. But knock yourself out doing those hard reboots!
Wow, you're so impressive Instead of trying to humblebrag about your experience, why don't you inform me, and everyone else, why it's so bad to do a hard reset? Because it's pretty obvious I'm not the only one here who does it when the phone isn't operating correctly.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:27 PM   #33
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Of course. Just like it's quicker to pull the plug from the wall when you want to turn your computer off rather than waiting for a proper shutdown. But it's still a bad idea.
Resetting a computer doesn't involve pulling the plug from the wall, just like resetting an iPhone is not even close to being similar to pulling a plug from the wall. That said, even if you did pull a plug on today's computer to turn it off, it wouldn't be a bad idea per se--assuming you had what you needed saved already, nothing really bad would happen to your computer if you did that (even if you did that more than once here and there).
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:56 PM   #34
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I only do it when a normal reset isn't possible.

That happens maybe 4 or 5 times a year.
What do you think a normal reset is?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:02 PM   #35
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What do you think a normal reset is?
i would think a normal reset is just shutting down your phone using the power button and sliding to power off.


a hard reset is pressing the home and power button until it forcibly shuts down.



frankly im surprised this thread is still alive. the only reason anyone would want to "hard reset" their phone is when it completely freezes - it is not the finest feature on the iphone that you would want to use often.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:16 PM   #36
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i would think a normal reset is just shutting down your phone using the power button and sliding to power off.


a hard reset is pressing the home and power button until it forcibly shuts down.



frankly im surprised this thread is still alive. the only reason anyone would want to "hard reset" their phone is when it completely freezes - it is not the finest feature on the iphone that you would want to use often.
Why is that?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:43 PM   #37
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Why is that?

oh i'm sorry, my bad - it is in fact a stellar feature.


i was just watching the iPhone 5 presentation in youtube and i had to bite my tongue when Cook said:


"iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, completely redesigned and you'll just love that we have kept the hard reset system in place."

He then goes on to demonstrate how to hard reset whilst the audience contemplates in awe.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:25 PM   #38
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What do you think a normal reset is?
Hold down the button on the top of the phone. When it says 'Slide to power off,' slide the red slider.
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Hold down the button on the top of the phone. When it says 'Slide to power off,' slide the red slider.
I guess that can be seen as more of a "shut down" feature (since the phone doesn't turn back on as most would expect with a reset/restart/reboot).
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:09 PM   #40
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What does a hard reset actually do? Clear cache? Ram?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:30 PM   #41
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Wow, you're so impressive Instead of trying to humblebrag about your experience, why don't you inform me, and everyone else, why it's so bad to do a hard reset? Because it's pretty obvious I'm not the only one here who does it when the phone isn't operating correctly.
I tried to. You replied that I made a horrible comparison. So do whatever the hell you want to. I'm out.

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Resetting a computer doesn't involve pulling the plug from the wall, just like resetting an iPhone is not even close to being similar to pulling a plug from the wall. That said, even if you did pull a plug on today's computer to turn it off, it wouldn't be a bad idea per se--assuming you had what you needed saved already, nothing really bad would happen to your computer if you did that (even if you did that more than once here and there).
That's the worst idea I've heard all week. You're honestly saying there's no harm in pulling the cord as long as your document is saved?

You're not the only user on the system. The operating system and other background processes very frequently write to the hard drive. If you pull the plug during that period, you'll eventually get bitten. Same goes for the iPhone (per a Genius associate if that matters at all to you).

Please don't tell people it's ok to power down a computer by pulling it's power source. That's a really, really, really bad idea.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:41 PM   #42
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I only do it if it's acting up. I don't have regular intervals
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:15 PM   #43
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I was just curious if you should do it every so often just as kind of a maintenance?

I've had my 5 for about 3 months. It works great and I've never done one so I was just curious.

Thanks.
I do one every day.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:55 PM   #44
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Per a Genius Associate. That's grand. They are all so knowledgeable and go through such extensive training.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:59 PM   #45
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I only do Hard reset when updating the firmware.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:41 PM   #46
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I really only do a hard reset if the software isn't working properly, or if an app detects no data connection (ie. Facebook). Other than that, I really don't do a hard reset unless otherwise necessary.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:48 PM   #47
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I tried to. You replied that I made a horrible comparison. So do whatever the hell you want to. I'm out.

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That's the worst idea I've heard all week. You're honestly saying there's no harm in pulling the cord as long as your document is saved?

You're not the only user on the system. The operating system and other background processes very frequently write to the hard drive. If you pull the plug during that period, you'll eventually get bitten. Same goes for the iPhone (per a Genius associate if that matters at all to you).

Please don't tell people it's ok to power down a computer by pulling it's power source. That's a really, really, really bad idea.
You might get bitten by something not being saved if some background process is doing something or something being off...yes, that can happen, possibly sometimes...for the most part on todays computers you can generally be just fine if something like that happens. So, should you just turn off your computer by pulling the power cord, of course not, but if you did do it for some reason, would it be a huge deal, for the most part, no, it most likely wouldn't be. So, it's definitely not a good idea, and maybe even somewhat of a bad idea, but certainly not something that's a really bad idea, let alone a "really, really, really bad idea".

That said, again, pulling the power cord isn't exactly the same as using the reset button/feature that most computers have, which would be much more analogous to using a reset feature on a phone.
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