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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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How often do you or should you do a Hard Reset?

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.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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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.

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i do it all the time... these devices are tested for wear so you shouldn't worry about it.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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A hard reset would beautiful used if you believe your iPhone is not functioning/IOS seems unbalanced. Since your iPhone is working great so far in the 3 months, no need.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:50 AM   #4
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There's nothing a hard reset will do for you unless your phone starts acting up and freezes. Even if it starts acting up but is not frozen, a normal restart would do it.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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I only do it when a normal reset isn't possible.

That happens maybe 4 or 5 times a year.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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i've not restarted my phone in 23 months (except when an ios update has restarted it)
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:55 AM   #7
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i do a hard reset every time i am unimpressed with Siri's responses, just to show her who is boss.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:36 PM   #8
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How often do you or should you pull the power cable from your computer while it's up and running?

A hard reset should be a last resort. Otherwise, simply power down and back up again. There's no need to get drastic unless circumstances call for it.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 05:01 PM   #9
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i do a hard reset every time i am unimpressed with Siri's responses, just to show her who is boss.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 05:03 PM   #10
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I don't think there is a regular time you should do it after, just if it needs it.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:25 PM   #11
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Please explain a hard reset from a soft reset- just so I know we're talking about the same thing.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:28 PM   #12
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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 only do that if the phone starts acting goofy. For me that rarely happens, so maybe a couple of times per year I think.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:33 PM   #13
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How often do you or should you pull the power cable from your computer while it's up and running?

A hard reset should be a last resort. Otherwise, simply power down and back up again. There's no need to get drastic unless circumstances call for it.
Ehh...it's easier and quicker to do a hard reset than power down/power up. Hold sleep button..wait for slider...slide slider...wait for shut down..hold sleep button to turn back on.

Or just hold sleep/home button for a few seconds and it's done
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Ehh...it's easier and quicker to do a hard reset than power down/power up. Hold sleep button..wait for slider...slide slider...wait for shut down..hold sleep button to turn back on.

Or just hold sleep/home button for a few seconds and it's done
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.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:41 PM   #15
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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.
Bad idea? It's recommended if you're having issues, and a must if the phone is frozen...so why would it be bad to do at any other time?

That's a pretty terrible comparison.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:46 PM   #16
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i do a hard reset every time i am unimpressed with Siri's responses, just to show her who is boss.
LOL! That's awesome.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:35 PM   #17
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I was just curious if you should do it every so often just as kind of a maintenance?
Hard resets aren't preventative maintenance. They're used to address issues as needed.

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It works great and I've never done one so I was just curious.
If it ain't broke...
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 01:26 AM   #18
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There's nothing a hard reset will do for you unless your phone starts acting up and freezes.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:16 AM   #19
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Occasionally I run into a bug where the phone gets stuck on the "hanging up" screen after a phone call (usually with the same person; pretty sure there's something weird going on there). I do a hard reset whenever that happens.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:05 AM   #20
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On the iOS devices I do have, I have yet to need to do a hard reset. However, I found that turning the devices off and back on after a software upgrade helped a lot with battery life.

I'm not sure how much difference there actually is between a hard reset and turning a device off and back on in the case of iOS.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:47 PM   #21
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Bad idea? It's recommended if you're having issues, and a must if the phone is frozen...so why would it be bad to do at any other time?

That's a pretty terrible comparison.
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!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:41 PM   #22
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I hard reset mine everyday because the time on my phone keeps jumping back an hour
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:41 PM   #23
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I was just curious if you should do it every so often just as kind of a maintenance?
Nope, it shouldn't be done as maintenance.

Do it when you need to, like if something happens and your iPad isn't responding. But doing it just to do it isn't helping anything.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:47 PM   #24
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i do a hard reset every time i am unimpressed with Siri's responses, just to show her who is boss.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:10 PM   #25
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I only do that if the phone starts acting goofy. For me that rarely happens, so maybe a couple of times per year I think.
Pretty much what I do as well.
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