Power off or not ?

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  1. lugworm macrumors 6502

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    Do you folks power down your devices, or are they left continually on ? I tend to switch off mine (op3t) at night, and restart in the morning. Do I need to switch it off completely ?
     
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    I'll leave mine on continually. Can't be bothered to restart all the time.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If you are referring to iPhones, I typically power my iPhone off once a week.
     
  5. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    He's talking about OnePlus 3T. I don't shut my phones down unless I feel it needs a reboot for whatever reason.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    That makes sense. I didn't understand his abbreviation. Thanks.
     
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    Tell me why?
     
  8. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    To appease the spirits. ;)

    In answer to the original question, no I generally don't. I reboot every couple of weeks just to clear out any crud. Or if there is any weirdness.
     
  9. lugworm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was just wondering if it is really neccessary to switch a phone off, or will leaving it on more or less permanently do it any harm.
    A simple reboot every so often makes sense.
     
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    jamezr macrumors G4

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    I leave mine on all the time. They can update whenever it needs to. Then have you ever powered up a phone after it has been off a few days then it gets every notification in the world all at once! Maddeningly annoying.
     
  11. epicrayban, Mar 13, 2017
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    All my devices I leave on. The only time they shut off is if they shut off themselves from lack of battery. My iPad has done that a few times from lack of use and forgetting about it.

    I don't think there's any good reason to regularly turn devices off. Are there?
     
  12. bufffilm, Mar 13, 2017
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    Matter of preference.

    I like to turn off my iPhone nightly...if I owned an Android phone, that wouldn't change.
     
  13. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Same here. Keep it on unless I have to reboot.
     
  14. lugworm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the responses. Looks like it's going to stay on.....
     
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    You don't NEED to that, but I would say it's good that you do it, as it will mean your phone constantly runs well and RAM isn't full of junk.

    I reboot my S7 Edge maybe once a month.
     
  17. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    I turn of my devices daily. I don't need to check them when i sleep or do the mid sleep social network check. Also it bodes well for the life of the devices.

    MacBook is off till i use it. iPad is off till i get up then off before nightshift work as i'm not there. Phone, be it android or iPhone at the time is off while i sleep and often not switched on till i walk the dog in the evening.
     
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    I always leave my iPad Pro 12.9 on and to sleep when I am not using and for my Android tablet I shut it off completely because the battery is not that great.
     

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