Rebooting your iPhone

How many times have you rebooted your iPhone in the last 30 days?

  • 0 times

    Votes: 8 14.5%
  • 1 time

    Votes: 13 23.6%
  • 2-5 times

    Votes: 23 41.8%
  • 6-10 times

    Votes: 4 7.3%
  • 11-20 times

    Votes: 4 7.3%
  • 21-30 times

    Votes: 3 5.5%

  • Total voters
    55

AustinIllini

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Oct 20, 2011
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I was having an issue on my iPhone 6S+ where the device would crash out to the Apple logo screen upon activation of TouchID. I live right down the street from the Apple store so I figured I would stop by and get it looked at.

Professionally, I'm a Windows user with a pretty good understanding of how the OS works. For my personal life, I have a certain level of blissful ignorance when it comes to devices. It turns out, I was utilizing a ton of RAM and causing iOS to crash out on occasion.

Back to the point of the thread. The Genius asked me the last time I rebooted my device, and I honestly couldn't say.

How often do y'all reboot your iPhone?
 

I7guy

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Nov 30, 2013
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I rarely reboot the phone. The last time was a few days ago, when it seemed to be acting flaky getting refreshing emails. But for the most part, it just goes and goes.
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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I was having an issue on my iPhone 6S+ where the device would crash out to the Apple logo screen upon activation of TouchID. I live right down the street from the Apple store so I figured I would stop by and get it looked at.

Professionally, I'm a Windows user with a pretty good understanding of how the OS works. For my personal life, I have a certain level of blissful ignorance when it comes to devices. It turns out, I was utilizing a ton of RAM and causing iOS to crash out on occasion.

Back to the point of the thread. The Genius asked me the last time I rebooted my device, and I honestly couldn't say.

How often do y'all reboot your iPhone?
I have an Activator action that reboots my phone every morning at 7:30am.

I'm jailbroken.
 

AustinIllini

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Oct 20, 2011
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I rarely reboot the phone. The last time was a few days ago, when it seemed to be acting flaky getting refreshing emails. But for the most part, it just goes and goes.
Yeah, this is the first time I have ever seen anything like this. The phone would act like I just rebooted, but snapped back quicker and any audio I had been enjoying just died.
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I have an Activator action that reboots my phone every morning at 7:30am.

I'm jailbroken.
Cool. Thanks for the feedback. I'm not interested in jailbreaking personally. I probably do need to remember to reboot my device about once a week.
 
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eyoungren

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Cool. Thanks for the feedback. I'm not interested in jailbreaking personally. I probably do need to remember to reboot my device about once a week.
Believe me, I'm not trying to push jailbreaking on anyone here. I just brought it up because other than jailbreaking I know of no way to do this on an automated schedule.

Had I failed to mention that I was jailbroken the next question might have been "How?" And then disappointment when I told you. So, I just decided to mention it up front.
 
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I7guy

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Yeah, this is the first time I have ever seen anything like this. The phone would act like I just rebooted, but snapped back quicker and any audio I had been enjoying just died.
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Cool. Thanks for the feedback. I'm not interested in jailbreaking personally. I probably do need to remember to reboot my device about once a week.
iOS manages ram very well as fat as I can tell. I almost never close out apps. How do you manage to use so much memory/ram?
 

AustinIllini

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iOS manages ram very well as fat as I can tell. I almost never close out apps. How do you manage to use so much memory/ram?
Running poorly written Apps like Radio.com for long periods of time and not resetting my phone. it is kind of crappy for a S series model, the problem appears to have improved.
 

smacrumon

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I had to reboot my device because it was doing strange things such as NOT ACTIVATING ANY ALARMS, a complete no, no when you need to be somewhere on time! It's led me to become filled with paranoia when such an event will occur again.
 

AustinIllini

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Yeah, so I factory restored and the device continued to crash. Apple replaced it no questions asked. Still wish I knew why it happened, but so far so good.
 

maflynn

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I can't recall the last time I neede to reboot it. I guess when ever the last time an update came out.