iPhone 5 Requires Regular Reboot

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dmw16, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I find that at least about once a week I need to do a reset (power and home button to restart) on my iPhone 5 (on Verizon) because I've lost internet connection.

    Does anyone else experience this?
     
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    chambone

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    have you tried airplane mode on and off instead?
     
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    Menel

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    Yes.

    And because notifications and keyboard clicks have stopped working.

    And because Messages app is corrupt and blown up, that even a task end doesn't fix.

    And because keyboard shortcuts have stopped working.

    I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting. iOS6 is an unstable POS, don't think related to anything specific in iPhone 5. Gone the way of Windows.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Glad it isn't just me. And I am on my way to dumping my iPhone as well which I hate to say because up to this point it's been such a great phone (3g, 3gs, 4, 4s).

    I will try toggling airplane mode.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I was told by an IT friend of mine to reboot my iphone every few days anyway; it clears out all the crap.

    Is it really THAT big of a deal?
     
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    mdlooker

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    This is what I do when I've lost my connection. It barely eeeever happens though.
     
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    chrisrosemusic1

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    iOS6 is a bag of wank. Everyone I know with it has issues that still haven't been fixed since day one.

    I will be on Android by summer if iOS7 is the same boring pile of crap.
     
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    jav6454

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    Seems like a network issue more than the iPhone itself.
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    I restart my phone regularly. I don't experience any of the issues others are mentioning. My wife has a hand-me-down iPhone 4 that is over 2 years old and it does have some lag and some "quirks". I think it's stable 95% of the time though and I know it only gets rebooted when I reboot it :D
     
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    chambone

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    I don't understand the iOS 6 disapproval. On my 4S it's great and everything is quick and stable. Even on my crappy 2mb 3G, mobile pages load in literally a second. The only thing that's jerky is the top charts section in the app store app. Makes me wonder why it sucks for others.
     
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    mikeydeezy

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    I haven't rebooted my iPhone 5 (out of need, anyway) since I purchased it.


    Instead of poo-pooing the iPhone and iOS why not visit the Apple Store?
     
  12. macrumors demi-god

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    Never rebooted my iPhone 5. It works great. Why should I?

    This thread is like walking into the Emergency room and looking for a healthy person. Sick phones only.... :cool:
     
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    blueroom

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    Everything is solid on my iPhone 4 6.0.1 except WiFi is a hot mess.
     
  14. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have, but it isn't an issue I've bee able to replicate on demand.

    On top of that wifi is flaky, but why bother even mentioning that at this point; it seems rhetorical.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't had a single reboot or freeze since iOS 6 came out. I'm not sure what you would consider stable. I admit that I do occasionally have to reboot to reconnect to cellular, but it's rare and was the case with prior versions of iOS. I consider it a pretty minor issue personally and not unique to iOS.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    i had a few issues and i am on my 3rd iphone 5.....and has been great so far no issues at all...but let me ask you this dont you restart your computer sometimes? i mean just to refresh it or when you have an issue? you need to remember that these are not phone they are mini computers and still act as such.. you need to reboot every once in a while. i do not see an issue in this.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    I reset my iPhone once every 2 weeks (power off leave off for about 15seconds and power on again) regardless if it acts up or not, Much like people need sleep, cars need to be turned off when not in use etc etc etc phones need a power cycle as well as they get more and more advanced in offering more and more features, they require to be cycled. I cycle my Macbook Air once a month and it works great, I dont cycle it because it becomes slow or anything just for piece of mind that all ram, cache etc is cleared.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    I reboot pretty often. I feel like it makes the phone run better. Its not a big deal, its just like a computer, resetting it once a week isnt going to kill you.
     
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    R.Stoychev

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    I shutdown my phone through the night and turn it on in the morning :rolleyes:
     
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    chambone

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    I only reboot my computers and my iPhone for software updates or if there's a problem. Rebooting a modern computer just for the sake of it doesn't make a damn difference. It's not 1995 anymore guys.

    Must be some Windows leftover or something.
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    I haven't rebooted any of my iDevices. Zero problems. Maybe your iPhones are defective. That happens. Apple doesn't churn out 100% yield rates. The only times I've lost internet connection is when I'm outside of my router's range or outside of cell tower range. And neither times do I blame my phone.
     
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    Menel

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    Win7... sure
    iOS 3/4/5, right with ya.

    iOS6... I wouldn't say 1995, more like 1999 with Windows 98.
     
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    duneriderltr450

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    I also been having problems with loosing data connection and won't work unless I do a reset. And sometimes it will stay stuck on edge when I know I am in a 4g area. I'm going to try a new SIM card to see if that fixes it.
     
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    Yes, and I wish it was just once a week.
    I have to do it sometimes 3-4 times a day in order to use wifi.
     
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    Stuntman06

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    I never reboot any of my current devices, phones or PC's, unless there are problems or more likely, OS updates. I just put my PC in sleep mode. Running Win7. My wife has an iPhone 4S and I have an SGS3. We never do regular reboots. Just only if there seems to be an issue or if there is an OS update. On my SGS3, I noticed a few times it lost the data connection and I rebooted it to get it back. The last couple of times I just left it and the connection came back on its own.
     

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