Restart versus reboot

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DN7335, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. DN7335 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Does anyone know the difference between restarting the iphone (hold the power button until the red "Slide to power off" slider appears) and rebooting (hold the home button and the power button together for several seconds).

    When I do both, the same thing appears to happen when I turn the phone back on, i.e. I get the Apple logo for a few seconds then the phone comes back on.

    Just curious what the difference is, is something different happening internally?
  2. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    Difference is like shutting down your computer and doing alt+ctl+delete.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    One is like flipping the switch on the computer, the other is hitting the physical reset button (which disconnects power from the computer for a second). There is no software only reset (like Ctrl-Alt-Del).


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