Does your iPhone require a reboot to be fast again?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yalag, Oct 2, 2008.


Do you reboot your phone?

  1. Yes, it gets very slow and I reboot every day.

    13 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but very rarely maybe only after installing apps

    23 vote(s)
  3. No, never.

    18 vote(s)
  1. yalag macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    Do you find that with the iPhone its coming like windows? If you leave it running for a while, and especially after you run some big apps like games etc, the phone get very unresponsive and slow? The only way to fix it is to reboot it?
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I voted "rarely."

    For me that means about once per week. At most. Sometimes not even that much.
  4. andyblila macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2008
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
    I reboot mine a couple of times a week anyway.
  5. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2008
    rearely.. but i still reboot for the sake of it..
  6. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2005
    Safari on the iPhone crashes on me all the time, several times a day. Restarting the phone helps temporarily, but, it eventually goes back to being unstable and slow.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Open Safari and hold down the 'Home' button for several seconds.

    Eventually it will go back to the home screen. This is a force-quit of the program itself. Hitting 'home' does quit it, but using this method actually restarts it fully.

    You may find that this helps, and is much quicker than re-starting the entire phone.
  8. crobbins macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2006
    I will typically reset mine once a week for good measure..
  9. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2005
    Thanks! I have already tried that, in addition to restoring and emptying the cache. Things always start off well, but, eventually Safari starts crashing again. It seems like it got a lot worse after the 2.1 update. The 2 websites that are guaranteed to crash Safari Mobile for me are Facebook and this site.
  10. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    i turn it off and then on again at night just cause its almost like a computer and you shouldn't keep that on all time too.
  11. skiesforme macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2008
    Exactly my thoughts. Specially when installing tons of apps.

    I have had serious User Interface issues lately on my non-3G iPhone:
    a) Incoming call: The phone starts vibrating
    b) I slide to Accept call
    c) Slider gets stuck at the end
    d) Phone keeps vibrating
    e) Backlight goes off after 2-3 seconds
    f) I touch the screen to bring on the backlight
    g) Now there is no slide to accept (or slider stuck screen). Instead there is an in-call screen with End Call.
    h) I end the call, as such the call time outs and goes to voicemail anyhow.
    i) Bang !! Now I see the home screen with this Green Current Call bar on top "Touch to return to call" with a call timer
    j) When I try to click/touch "Touch to return to call" it does a loop of coming back to the home screen animation and the "Touch to return to call" comes back.
    :confused::eek::rolleyes::mad: .... :D I'm fine with it considering the fact that its so much useful to me. I can live with a bug or two.
  12. skiesforme macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2008
    I think it works.. I just tried doing this for Mail/Safari/iPod and Phone. All of them exit the same way after 5 sec or so. And they seem to respond faster the next time around.
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
  14. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I used to reboot my OS 2.0 devices before and after installing/updating apps, otherwise sometimes the apps would refuse to run. With OS 2.1, I'm not sure if that's still needed anymore.
  15. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Hitting home doesn't "quit" Safari... Safari runs in the background from the first time you launch it, until the iPhone is restarted. The only way to truly end Safari's process is to hold home for several seconds as you mentioned. Also, I've noticed that you don't even need to quit Safari to get the iPhone to move faster, you just need to close all the tabs and open a new blank tab. Also, playing music will slow things down a little bit. Try playing music, then open the SMS app and you'll notice it takes about 3 seconds but, if the iPod is paused, it takes about 1 second.
  16. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    Bergen County, NJ
    I really don't restart on a schedule. I may do it once in a blue.
  17. MacPossum macrumors 6502


    Jul 15, 2007
    I've rebooted my phone once on the day I bought it.
  18. dranakin macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2005
    Once a day normally, more than once if I install apps. Too much lag, even on 2.1.

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