How Many Times a Month You Reset Your Phone?


msharpmu

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Oct 17, 2006
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I probably reset my phone twice a month. I try not to do a hard reset but I turn it off and then back on after I download some new apps or updates.
 

jjprusk

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Jul 20, 2007
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How Many Times a Month You Reset Your Phone?

I never reinstall apps. I do power mine down a few times a month, but only because I get on an airplane and have no choice. Other than that, it stays on 7x24 and I have never powered it down or reset other than upgrades.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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I probably reset my phone twice a month. I try not to do a hard reset but I turn it off and then back on after I download some new apps or updates.
I just learned that doing a hard reset is called an unclean reboot which is like turning your computer off without shutting down. It can lead to corrupt files.
 

bruinsrme

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Oct 26, 2008
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2 JB phones and it is very rare I am even turning off the phones unless I am jailbreaking or after an SSH session where I have messed with it.
 

mrtune

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Jun 23, 2007
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Never.

I only restart it occasionally, that's about it. I almost never do a hard reset and only restore for updates, but always use my backup. I never restore and start from scratch. What's the point? You'll lose your saved app data.
 

eneisch

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Jul 11, 2008
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I assume you mean perform a restore. I tend to think of a reset as holding the power and home buttons until the apple logo appears.

Other then when upgrading to a new firmware, I have only restored my phone once, when having an issue with backups takings hours to complete.

Resetting my iphone is also usually rare (except for during the recent OS "coma" mode debacle).
 

ViViDboarder

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Jun 25, 2008
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I respring quite often. :p I'm a tweaker and I constantly download and remove apps from Cydia so I can try out the latest and the greatest.

I almost never Reboot!

And as far as restoring... Only when new firmware comes out.
 

cap'njack

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Apr 20, 2009
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I can't say I've ever done that. My phone only ever turns off when I've run out of battery and that's probably once a month if that.
 

f00f

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Feb 18, 2009
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New Yawk
The iPhone isn't a Windows device; there's no need to "re-format & re-install" once (or more times) a month with the hopes and prayers of returning peace and order to the OS! :D

That said, when there's a nasty glitch w/ the iPhone OS (such as w/ the 3.1 "coma bug"), a DFU re-install may be done out of sheer paranoia but by no means is this a necessary monthly procedure.

My phone has been reset more times during the 3.1 shenanigans (5 times total) than it has the rest of its 15-month lifetime.
 

xsecretfiles

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Aug 1, 2008
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I think of my devices as people...they need to rest once in a while

I turn it off at night once a month or so
 

firewood

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Jul 29, 2003
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Silicon Valley
I have never done a complete clean reinstall except when buying a brand new device to replace an old one.

But, as an SDK developer, a few times a month XCode refuses to connect, to I have to do a clean shutdown and reboot.

I've also had Safari crash a couple times. I usually reboot so that the OS can clean up any mess (orphan processes?) that an app crash, or its cause, could leave behind.
 

elgrecomac

macrumors 65816
Jan 15, 2008
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San Diego
Never.

I have neve deliberately reset my iphone. BUT I have had the strong urge to throw the phone great distances because of ATT's fecal material service here in San Diego.
 

montush

macrumors newbie
Aug 18, 2009
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Never.

On a side note, I really admire Apple for the guts to make a phone without a removable battery.

Every phone I have owned in the past has required a "reset" by removing the battery at some point or the other.