Cycle power on/off daily

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jlanuez, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. jlanuez macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    I was having a bad connection problem with AT&T and the tech suppoort guy told me that all of their cell phones should be powered off/on every day to insire a godd connection wiht my local cell tower.

    He said by powering off/on that it clears the SIM of cell tower registration data, then the SIM has to re-reister with my nearest cell tower.

    To make a long story short... The Apple Genius at my local store also said cycling the power keeps the phone running faster (like when a compuer or cable modem has been on a long time, like months) and it runs better when you shut it down for a few minutes and power everything back up.
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Wow, I wouldn't like that at all. I have a RAZR through Verizon and it has been turned off exactly 1 time in a year of owning it, and that was to put another battery in. I can see turning the iPhone off maybe once a month, but daily? No one is going to do that anyway.
  3. joelk macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    it seems to be helping people with app crashes (e.g. safari, utube, maps) ... but i fully expect apple to fix this
  4. jlanuez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    The Tech said to do this with my wife's RAZR too, (her phone was also dropping calls).
  5. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    I am not addressing cell phones, but I am a believer in recycling computers. I shutdown my personal machines on a daily basis. Sometimes I fall asleep and forget, but that is the exception. At work, I recycle all of my servers weekly, except for the Citrix farm. That recycles each morning at 2AM.

    I would not be critical of anyone who does things differently. This works for me and I have fewer issues (seemingly).
  6. copland007 macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2007
    Yup i've been with at&t for many years and all the sim-based phones i've had operate much better being shut off daily.

    It's not that big of a deal, i've done it for years and have gotten use to it.
  7. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    and by shut off you mean hold down the top right button and then wait and then do the red slider?

    Or just once click the top right button?
  8. joelk macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    gotta mean red slider i would think.
  9. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007

    guess it is like restarting my mac. things are zippy again when i do that.
  10. jlanuez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    Yes, we are talking about completely powering OFF the iPhone (or any other A&T phone).

    For the iPhone:

    1) Hold down top button till you see Red Slider on the screen "slide to power off"
    2) Slide it! :)
    3) You can then wait a sec and power it back on.

    I'm not sure if you need to wait at all or what a acceptable time period is but i typically wait 30 sec. or if it happens to be at night, I may just leave it off all night while it charges (no need to do THIS though), although then I can tend to forget to turn it back on as soon as I wake up.
  11. motorazr macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2006
    The Frozen Waste...wait. Duluth, Minnesota.
    I figured this on my own when my iphone slolwed down...but it <i> is </i> a computer, so it makes sense
  12. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    I turn mine off at night then back on in the morning.I really don't want to get any phone calls on my phone while sleeping.Gives the iPhone a chance to rest too!
  13. ctakim macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    Why? It takes only a few seconds and if it corrects problems I will definitely do it daily. It stopped random closing of Safari that I experienced after about 4 days of use.

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