Can i restart my iphone though itunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikeyiphone, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. mikeyiphone macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    I have a 2G with a broken sleep button, when i want to restart the phone i usually just restore my network settings. This usually straightens out any issues i have with the phone (frozen web pages, sim car issues, running slow etc) and then i reenter my networks for wifi access. Its actually a real quick and simple trick since the sleep button hasn't work in months.

    The problem I now have is that my phone itself is completely frozen. I tried calling it and it wont even let me answer the call. I tried poping out the sim - and now im stuck with a no sim card installed pop up. The wifi,signal, battery bar has no even disappeared.

    I was wondering if anyone knows how i can get the phone to restart though itunes without resorting to the restore method.

    I know when you install a new update (like 3.0) when done installing it reboots your phone, is there anything i can do to imitate that function.

    I have basically all my data and contracts backed up but i still dont like the idea of restoring.
  2. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
  3. mikeyiphone thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    I was thinking that but the battery is basically full charged and who knows how long that would take.

    Im surprised there is no alternative to restarting the phone without having to do a restore.

    Im actually backing up my phone since the last one was last month. Its taking forever, so i may just do the restore. I can only imagine how long its going to take to sync all the music and contacts back.
  4. Wailord macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2007
  5. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    It shouldn't take that long. I had to restore mine the other day, and almost all 16 gb are full, and it only took about 1.5 to 2 hours to restore and copy everything over, if I remember correctly.
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    About same space available here and it less than an hour.
  7. mikeyiphone thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    Mine is at capacity with the 8gb.

    This phone is always freezing up on web pages this is the first time the whole phone froze.

    I hope this isnt a sign of things to come im hoping this phone can make it till next June.
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I suppose the only thing to do is to let it de charge.

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