Should the iPhone be restarted after an app crashes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bluenoise, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    I'm wondering about the stability of the phone after an app crashes. Is it necessary or useful to restart the phone after an app crashes? I had a situation yesterday where an app quit back to the main screen. A couple hours later, I noticed my phone was quite warm and my battery was down about 30% or so. I restarted the phone and it was back to normal. I figured the app crash had left some thread running that was sucking up some heavy processor cycles or something like that.

    Does that make sense?
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    I've had apps crash, but never had heat issues and the software was stable. If I felt it heated up or was being slow, I would do a restart, but I don't restart every time.
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I've had my iPhone get pretty warm, but I'm not sure that it's related to apps crashing. I'll try and see if it's related next time it happens.
  4. msharpmu macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2006
    I went to the apple store and asked a "genuis" some battery questions and he said that if an app crashed, you should restart your phone. He said it would help with battery life.

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