Does your iPhone require a reboot to be fast again?

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

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Do you reboot your phone?

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

    13 vote(s)
    24.1%
  2. Yes, but very rarely maybe only after installing apps

    23 vote(s)
    42.6%
  3. No, never.

    18 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    #1
    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

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  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    #3
    I voted "rarely."

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

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    #4
    I reboot mine a couple of times a week anyway.
     
  5. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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

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    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

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    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

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    #8
    I will typically reset mine once a week for good measure..
     
  9. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    Exactly my thoughts. Specially when installing tons of apps.

    I have had serious User Interface issues lately on my non-3G iPhone:
    Example:
    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

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    #13
    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

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  14. firewood macrumors 604

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    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

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    #16
    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, iPod.app 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

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    #17
    I really don't restart on a schedule. I may do it once in a blue.
     
  17. MacPossum macrumors 6502

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    #18
    I've rebooted my phone once on the day I bought it.
     
  18. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    #19
    Once a day normally, more than once if I install apps. Too much lag, even on 2.1.
     

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