restarting iPhone -- how often?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rikers_mailbox, May 18, 2008.

  1. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2003
    Searched the forum on this and didn't find much.

    At what frequency do you Restart, Reset, or Restore your iPhone?

    I'm on 1.1.4 (no hacking or jailbreaking or anything). Typically I need to Restart ~1/month due to system freezes, audio problems, and/or general weirdness.
    Restored once after an OS update went funky. It solved the issue.

    Just curious what other users experience ...
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Eh, I rarely restart the bugger (usually once every few weeks), and then usually just because I'm horribly bored.
    I've only had to force the bugger to shut down (reset) once, and that was my own fault :p
    As for restoring, I restore it whenever a software update comes out, as I don't like how it keeps many of the settings and registrations from Installer when you simply upgrade.

    btw, 4 gigger on 1.1.4 jb
  3. MattyMac macrumors 68000


    Oct 6, 2005
    I'd say I have to restart/restore (holding down the sleep/wake button and the home button) once every two to three months due to freezes and what not.
  4. maxxscholten macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2008
    I just had my iphone replaced the other day because I was having to do a hard reset about 2-3 times a day because it would freeze up. It was getting really annoying. The genius was awesome, he didn't even look at the water sensor haha, which was cool because I had droped it in a toilet once... but it didn't really get that wet and the sensor never turned pink.

    But now that I have my new one it's much nicer, I also feel like the speaker volume is WAY louder.
  5. friekunater macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    hmmm... I restart (hold sleep/wake button) mine about twice a day but not because I want/have to, but because of Kingdom Game server timeouts but they should be fixed now lol. now I might reset like once a week maybe? I restore whenever i need to which is usually around once a month because the keyboard starts to lag.
    in fact, it's starting to lag now. I'll restore later :S
  6. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
  7. Trip.Tucker Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    Sheesh, you guys must be out of the norm... I've done it once in the life of the phone and I bought this 2 weeks after they hit the shelves. People I speak to rarely if never have to reset... but I guess if you drop it in the toilet then you have bigger problems.
  8. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2008
    Had to reset mine and it's only been a week. Locked up on the camera screen... However it's been pwned, so who knows if that has anything to do with it.
  9. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
    i restarted my latest one once because the sound stopped working. although, i restarted it a bunch of other times will adding new apps/themes/carrier logos, etc.
    but other than the sound problem, i've never restarted an iphone because of problems.
  10. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    Restart, very few. I have probably had to restart once or twice since the 1.1.4 update, and very few times in general. Sometimes i turn it off for a couple minutes and then turn it back on just so it gets a little break since its normally constantly on otherwise.
  11. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    I have only had to restore my phone once in about a year, and restart it about once every 2-3 months - when things get hung up...
  12. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    I have had to restart my iPod video and now my iPod Touch about once a month as well.
  13. jsgreen macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    low frequency of resets makes me really look forward to getting the iphone v2 when it comes out. I'm currently useing a Palm Treo 680, which resets at least 5 times a week.

    That being said, if I didn't have third party apps on my Treo, I bet it would be a little more stable (but so much more useless).
  14. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Other than safari crashing infrequently (it's been less with every firmware upgrade), I don't have many problems. I do find that sometimes when I let the battery get to the 10% warning that the wifi gets a little wonky once I recharge. It sometimes has trouble connecting to my router. After a shutdown and restart everything is fine again.
  15. gowanis macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    i reset mine about once a week due to the e-mail bug where it just stops receiving mail.
  16. luftx macrumors member


    Jun 2, 2008
    restarting iPhone -- how often?

    I just got a new iPhone today because my other one was acting up so bad. And the Genius told me to be sure to restart it at least twice a day. Now I'm totally confused..

  17. Fireman52SFD macrumors member

    May 31, 2008
    Once a day since its jailbroke. the apps ask for a reboot and some are crappy so i hard reset it after uninstalling.
  18. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    Man. I feel lucky. Havent had to reset in months.

    Its been a damn good phone.

    Ironically, I had to reset it the first night I got it. I thought I was screwed. I've only reset it about 3 times total in 10 months.
  19. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2008
  20. luftx macrumors member


    Jun 2, 2008
    Yeah, I thought so. I'm on the road today, so I'll put the phone through it's paces, but restarting isn't on my agenda today...
  21. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    I have had my iPhone since launch day

    I have completely restored it 3 times
    I have restarted it 20-25 times total

    It helps if I am freezing or I am unable to connect to a web-site
  22. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    If you need a reason to Restart spend a few minutes at It crashes on me 90% of visits and freezes the iPhone 5% of visits.
  23. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I've only restarted on system updates. Granted we have only had the iPhone here since November 9th.
  24. cellrbr8 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2010
    I have to restart a couple of times a week...

    ...the worst part is that there is no indication as to when I'm being thrown off the system. When I finally figure it out, it may have been hours ago. So I restart and find that I have several messages. Occasionally the messages are urgent and I've let someone down who needed me. Sometimes the messages are business and I can't respond immediately - giving the appearance of poor service on my part. I write notes to "Mark the Spot", but nobody cares. Come on Verizon! March is the rumor?
  25. cellrbr8 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2010
    The iphone / Apple parts continue to work fine,...'s the AT&T part that crashes!

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