Do people ever turn off their iPhones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by motoleo, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. motoleo macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
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    Do they need to be turned off? I know people who have never needed or wanted to turn it off.

    I personally haven't turned off my iPhone since I got it.

    Is that a bad thing?
  2. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    there is no reason to turn it off. Sometimes when I sleep near my iphone I will set it to airplane, but other than that, there's no reason.
  3. Nikefn2 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    As a college student, the only time I have ever turned off my iPhone was during midterms and finals because I'm paranoid like that.

    But honestly, I don't see the point of turning it off. Even if you turn it off before charging, it turns back on. I don't think it does the phone any harm by not turning it off.
  4. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    It probably doesnt make much difference but I restart mine like once a week or so.
    To clear out the memory and I feel it runs a little better/smoother after a reboot.
    Kinda like a computer where after leaving it on for so many days it starts to run a little slower and buggier.
  6. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    I've never turned my phone off, I see no need to.
  7. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
    powering off does clear application memory, so yes it is beneficial to do from time to time.
  8. Rennir macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2012
    I turn mine off when I charge it because according to Battery University (seems like a credible and knowledgeable source), it helps the charging process. In order to get it to turn off, the important thing is to turn the phone off after you plug it into the charger. If you do it before, sure enough, it'll turn on after the charger gets plugged into the wall. However, if you do it afterwards, that is no longer the case.

  9. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Every night i turned it off. Didnt need it making noises by vibrating and such. Sure i could turn those off but if im turning something off all the imte, may as well be the phone. I turn off my Vibrant every night too. Dont use either of them for an alarm.
  10. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
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    I bet none of you knew this: but if you plug your iPhone in to charge, THEN turn it off, it stays off.

    And it charges.
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    I never turn any of my phones or computers off, and they're all fine :) In my experience there's nothing wrong with leaving electronic devices on all the time.
  12. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
    No it isn't it might be a goo idea one in a while to clear out ram but not every night.
  13. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    I turn it OFF every night. It's just by habit, nothing to do with conserving.
  14. /user/me macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    How do you know your phone doesn't turn back on?
  15. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
  16. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    I've had every phone since the beginning - and I've never turned any of them off. I just don't see the need.
  17. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2011
    Chicago, IL
  18. motoleo thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    Because I've watched it.

    iPhones, when you connect it to power, it turns on.

    Connect it to power

    then turn it off

    And it will charge.

    I didn't even know that- it might save your battery in the long run.
  19. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Probably the only phones I've ever deliberately turned off on a regular basis were the Blackberries I owned in the past, and only because they had an auto-off/auto-on function, where you could set times where it would automatically power off and on.

    And I got absolutely no benefit at all out of doing that. In fact I ended up missing one or two family/work emergencies when the calls rolled straight to voicemail.

    There's no benefit to turning the iPhone off, so I don't bother. I just reboot in the rare instances that it needs it.
  20. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Mine gets shut down about once a month or so....apart from that I tend to also use airplane mode when charging.

    Used the same policy with my 4 and that's still in great condition.
  21. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Lol you think you are the only person that knew this?! And no I don't turn off my phone.
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    I have never turned off a mobile phone that I'm currently using and if it ever comes to that, I will not buy one that you have to constantly turn off; it defeats the principle of having a mobile phone. No issues with any mobile, including the iPhone.
  23. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Yes. My instructor does not allow cell phones in class. She tells us to turn off our phones. I turn off my phone everyday when in class. I turn it back off when leaving her class.
  24. /user/me macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    I was more pointing out the fact that you said you've never turned your iphone off, yet know that it stays off like that. :p

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