Friendly Reminder: Re-starting my iPhone completely changed my experience

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    This morning I restarted my iPhone and WOW it seems to be a lot faster. Not that it was ever slow. I'm running 10.3.3 on my 6S without issues.

    Just thought I'd post my experience!
     
  2. Sndman2004 macrumors member

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    I try to restart every few days, more so if it starts to lag or act funny.
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I think hadn't restarted mine in months!
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I expect that you don't remember that 10.3.3 was just released July 19 --- 21 days ago. Your iPhone would have restarted during that update.
    So, not months --- just a couple of weeks since your last restart... :D
     
  5. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

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    Was gonna say the same thing.
     
  6. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Once a week I reboot my 6 plus and run the battery down to zero and give it a complete charge.

    Other than a broken screen and 1gb of RAM the phone still runs like a champ.
     
  7. fartnugget213 macrumors member

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    I restart my phone once a day, it is a habit that I somehow picked up when I had the galaxy s3.

    Every few hours I close all apps as well, gives me peace of mind somehow lol
     
  8. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Oh yeah I forgot
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately it is of little help against rouge processes, especially system ones.

    I use hard (soft?) reset instead of regular restart when I need a restart. Don’t think that way it will harm the device more than usual restart.
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    None of those have any impact on your phone. If anything, closing all the apps drains the battery faster.
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 603

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    This isn't good for the battery. It's just adding an unnecessary charge cycle.
     
  12. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    Closing an app, rather than letting it run in the background drains the battery faster? I don't believe that. Especially when you can see on the battery usage how much an app has been draining the battery in the background.
     
  13. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Right. Regularly running a Li-Ion battery to zero is bad for the battery.

    From the batteryuniversity.com web site:
    http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries

    Running the battery to zero to re-calibrate the battery meter once every 90 days or so is plenty.
     
  14. iapplelove, Aug 10, 2017
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    iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    That's not true at all. In fact I still get epic battery life out of all my devices including my Mac. Once a week may be stretching it but at least twice a month I do this. It was recommended by an Apple tech guy back with my 3GS and I've never had a battery issue since.

    And to be clear, the only reason I perform a full cycle is to keep the battery correctly calibrated, not to prolong life span.
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    Since we are discussing batteries I also found that if a device gets unplugged before it hits 100% it throws off the calibration a bit. And the only way to fix it is with a complete cycle. I've seen a few people with devices that acted this way.

    So I guess I always tried to give it a cycle regularly to not experienc bad calibration. Still never had any issues with mine.
     
  15. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    It's nothing to do with your belief. It's how modern operating systems works.

    Ps - closing an app from the app tray doesn't necessarily mean you are killing all the background activities of that app.
     
  16. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Modern lithium ion batteries do not need "calibration". We are not in the 80s anymore.
     
  17. jetsam macrumors 6502

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  18. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Huh? The meter? It goes inaccurate
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    Thank you, I should have been more precise with my wording.
     
  19. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    I reboot probably once or thrice a week. Never had any issue. Regarding battery I plug in whenever I feel like it, sometimes overnite, sometimes when it's quite low, sometimes when it's quite high. In other words whenever. Never run it to zero on purpose since the old nickel cad days. So the past 17 years or so been doing it this way. No issues so will continue down this road. people obsess about batteries way to much IMO. But carry on.
     
  20. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    It hurts battery when you use an app, close it, then re-open it vs not closing it. But that's really about people who constantly close them, if you do it 1-2 times a day it's not going to make any noticeable negative impact. Some people like apps to start from scratch when they're done, then resume where they left off only to have to navigate back to the main screen anyways.

    Yup, that's the way to do it. There's no need to micromanage the battery in smartphones these days.
     
  21. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That 1GB RAM is the only reason I'd consider upgrading at this point. It's annoying to open the camera app and have all other apps close because it can't handle taking a picture while running anything else. Otherwise it's been a great device.
     
  22. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    This all day. I’ve been trying to convince people for years that emptying out the app switcher does nothing good for the phone. This isn’t Android we’re dealing with.
     

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