Difference between shut down and on vs force reboot

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Applegeeky, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Applegeeky macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2014
    Is there a difference?

    Both are reboots but I see some website recommending the force reboot ( hold home and power ) for a cleaner reboot ?!?!
  2. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    The shutdown reboot is less harsh on the system. The hard reboot is the equivalent of unplugging your computer.
  3. Applegeeky thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2014
    Then why would some websites recommend that ? Even the latest WhatsApp update recommends that due a iOS 10 bug -.-
  4. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    A force reboot will reset the battery statistics. A normal restart won't. A force reboot function is required when the phone becomes unresponsive and needs to be shut down. Its considered a more drastic action and should be the last resort. Like pressing and holding the power button on a computer to force it to shut down when it has frozen.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    With iOS 10 a shutdown now clears battery usage/standby information too.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 28, 2016 ---
    Theoretically they should do the same things and shutdown and restart should be the better way to go when possible. In practice though it does seem like the hard reset option somehow resets and clears things better/differently in one way or another. In one of the discussions in the past about this kind of thing there were a few people talking about some experiences where shutting down and restarting wouldn't clear up some issue for them (some app/service being stuck or something else like that), while a hard reset did.

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