How often do you restart your iPhone?

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  1. ski2moro macrumors 6502

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    I have been having problems recently with my 16 GB 3G. The display slows down or doesn’t work at all. When I swipe form one page to the next, it hangs between pages. Games slow down or hang entirely.

    I have had problems with the iPhone searching for cell signal or showing No Service, even when the iPhone next to me has 4-5 bars. Restarting will get the signal back.

    Restarting my phone will solve the problem for a day or so, but for the first 9 months I owned this iPhone, I didn’t have these problems. Last 2 months have been problematic.

    Genius Bar suggested that I restore the phone to factory settings and not from backup. I did, but the problems I mentioned still exist.

    Genius said that I needed to reduce the number of apps (all 9 pages were full), I only have 3 pages now, but no change. I have maybe 6 gigs of music and video, and 30-50 photos at any time.

    I don't have any apps besides Mail that 'checks in'. I rarely have more than one internet page open. No alarms in the background. Bluetooth is active for the car connection.

    This phone is perfect – no scratches, no light leaks, no dead pixels, no cracks, no dust – and if the choice is restarting every day or getting a problematic refurb, I’ll just restart. If the RAM is corrupt, then I’ll switch iphones.

    So my question is, how often do you restart your iPhone?
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Once every couple of weeks or so.
     
  3. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    every other day or so. or when it feels sluggish

    (look into getting the app Free Memory) it will free the memory on the phone, thus the name haha)
     
  4. eftrix macrumors member

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    I never turn my iPhone off but your problem is definetly got to do with your ram, even the icons on the screen for the nine pages interact with the ram in some way and restarting it clears it, I've no idea what you could do. I just hope this isn't the 3g s
     
  5. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Usually once every like 3 days or so.

    I have MemoryInfo that frees up RAM. It's like .99 and also has a battery percent indicator. It has made things a lot smoother. I got it when developing with 3.0 beta because it was so deadgum laggy.
     
  6. juanster macrumors 68020

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    really? i never restart my phone and i use it a lot.... I gues it only restarts whenever it dies and really runs our of battery once a month maybe?:)
     
  7. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I never restart it, unless i forget to charge and the battery dies
     
  8. Chaz668 macrumors newbie

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    Every day. I turn it off before plugging it into the charger at night. That restarts it. Just a habit.
     
  9. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    I also do daily in the morning when I throw it on the charger, force of habit. But I never experience any slow downs or issues.
     
  10. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    about every couple of days or after I install a new app or delete an older one...
     
  11. OneMike macrumors 601

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    My 2G I would restart every day or even multiple times per day. Mainly when it was jailbroken though. Although with normal firmware at times it did get unstable.

    Had 3GS running since I got last Friday till today. Only shut down since I'm installing screen protector.
     
  12. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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  14. ski2moro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Of all the apps that free up memory, what do you like best?
     
  15. njl macrumors regular

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    you use the word logic in a statement that is a fallacy.

    LMAO :D
     
  16. danpass macrumors 68020

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    :D
     
  17. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I restart mine about every three days. I never have it off for more than 10 minutes though. It's like an addiction!!!
     
  18. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    The one where you hold your finger on the button the the top and then release. AND THEN PRESS IT AGAIN!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  19. dsampley macrumors regular

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    I restarted my 3G every couple of days. I have had my 3GS since launch day and have only felt the need to restart once.
     
  20. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    My record on my last 3G was almost 2 months. I hope my 3GS will be as stable and dependable as it was. I might restart every 2-3 weeks or whenever I restore or install a new firmware release. I do sometimes use iStat to free up memory but not that often.
     
  21. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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  22. Merlosso macrumors 6502

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    I used to restart every couple of days but now when I do my icons get messed up so I'm going the distance and hoping I can hold out until the next firmware update.
     
  23. brian5 macrumors member

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    Used to be once every 10 days. Now that my 3G is jailbroken, I have to restart twice per day :(
     
  24. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    every day, just to be safe
    although its probably not necessary
     

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