should you occasionally restart the phone?

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  1. UnLiMiTeD558 macrumors 6502

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    I havent seen much discussed on this so i thought i would ask. Is it good for the phone to turn it off and reboot it every once and awhile or will that have no effect on the performance?

    I read somewhere that someone complained his phone had slowed down after a few weeks of use and someone said that the phone just needs to be restarted.

    Mines still fine, just asking out of curiousity
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, it's a good idea to restart once a week or so.
     
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  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I just restart it if my battery life starts shooting down or something else goes awry. Which isn't very often. The iPhone seems reasonably capable of taking care of itself.
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    They should make an app for that. Where you can set it to reset at a specific time like 3am Tuesdays while you sleep.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree
     
  7. azsprty macrumors 6502

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    Yep..i look at it like its a computer, a refresh and reboot it good for it
     
  8. milani macrumors 68000

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    Yes I usually restart when my iPhone is really sluggish and/or partially non-responsive. Also, if your apps are crashing on occasion you should restart to free up some memory.
     
  9. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    A Genius suggested restarts when I was displeased with battery life.
     
  10. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, its good to sync every once in a while too. A lot of iPods out there slow down if they go a while without syncing. Not sure why but just what ive found over years of iPods.
     
  11. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Generally, you don't need to restart the iPhone unless you notice a problem, but that said, a restart certainly never hurts.
     
  12. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Aside from after downloading apps and restarting EVERY time, I still do it a few times a day.
     

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