Does anyone constantly restore their iPhones to keep them snappy?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stevearm, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any danger in doing this?

    I assume that since everything's backed up, the newly restored iPhone will be identical to the old one?
     
  2. Benjic macrumors regular

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    I'm not even sure why you would want to do this? Are you installing so much crap that it gets bogged down?

    I could believe it if you were jail broken, but restoring and then pwning that often would be a PITA.

    Short answer, yes it would work, but there isn't a feasible reason to do so, if your iPhone is acting up, get a replacement.
     
  3. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    what does PITA mean?

    anyways restore often? After 2.1 I'm debating whether to even reboot my phone once a week, the snappiness seems to always be there for me, then again i only have like 2 pages of apps
     
  4. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    PITA = Pain In The A**
     
  5. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    hahah makes sense, it took me a while to figure out AFAIK, guess im out of touch, sad for 26
     
  6. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    In case you ever end up REALLY out of touch, click here: Linky

    Regarding the OP, I occasionally power cycle my iPhone just to make sure no stuck apps are running in the background eating up my battery. I would only restore if something goes south and causes problems.
     
  7. mrilyam macrumors newbie

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    umm Im not sure this is a good idea....restore does NOT = defrag, ive heard of isolated cases where iphones have been bricked from constant restores

    if you need your phone to always feel "snappy" just reboot it every couple of days
     
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  9. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    I only do it after software updates, other wise its as snappy as the next iphone
     
  10. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt there is any danger in it. I only do mine when i have to. Like after a freeze up or something. Its to big of a hassle.
     
  11. Justinerator macrumors 6502

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    Used to, but figured a simple restart would also do the trick. So now I have a habit of syncing, then restarting, then syncing again every couple of days. That way, you have everything up to date, and it's as "snappy" as the day you got it! ;)
     
  12. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    HEyyyyLLLL NO!!!! :D

    Restoring it because of ALoD was such a pain. There's no way I'd do it just for fun. I haven't noticed it getting slowed up anyway.
     
  13. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. I shut it down, and let it 'rest' for about 3 mins every few days, just like a PC.
     
  14. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    I've never restored my phone, and it's always snappy. About once a week, I power it all the way off, wait a few minutes, and then turn it back on. (a reboot)
     

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