Turning off phone daily

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  1. Jodi82 macrumors newbie

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    Hi! :)

    I've heard you're supposed to turn your iPhone off at least once daily. Something about it being good for it? Anyone know?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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  4. Jodi82 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Someone from the Apple customer service told my husband that. But, I've never read that anywhere, and he's deployed right now so I can't ask him exactly what he was told.

    I got an iPhone recently, and was just curious if any of you have heard this.
     
  5. nicheco macrumors member

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    doesn't sounds wrong...

    i don't reboot my phone except when it's being lame. BUT, i'd bet that if i would reboot it more often it wouldn't act so lame.
     
  6. TexanMan05 macrumors regular

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    Some people recommend rebooting it at least once a week.. some even do it daily. I look at the iPhone like a mini-mac computer. You should reboot a computer at least once a week and I do the same with my iPhone. :apple:

    Obviously this is just an opinion. I don't have any proof that this is necessary.
     
  7. Jodi82 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Dre325 macrumors newbie

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    I've had minor issues with my phone that have been completely solved by simply turning it off and back on again. Crashing issues mainly with Safari or apps. I don't find it necessary to restart it every day to keep those issues from happening, but I think once a week would be a good practice. That's what has worked for me at least.
     
  9. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    I would imagine it is like a computer (COUGHWINDOWSCOUGH).

    I reboot a day keeps the IT Department away.

    But my rule is simple. If the battery is less than half, it says on and gets charged.

    If the battery is more than half, I turn it off over night and back on in the morning.

    Haven't had any battery related issues and the phone runs good for me.
     
  10. diemos macrumors 6502

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    lol, i never turn off my phone, well maybe monthly or when it is bugging out.
     
  11. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    The guy at the at&t store said to turn it on and off once a week for us.
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I reset my phone if I notice it getting really slow or if programs start crashing more often.

    That probably happens every other week, but that's the only time I do it.
     
  13. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I turn my phone off at night it drains battery if it's one and sadly I'm not that important so nobody calls me at night.
     
  14. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.
     
  15. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    with all of my phones (prior to the iPhone) at&t recommended me to turn on and off very often - daily if possible.

    i got very bad signal with my last phone here, but when i started turning it on and off - it started getting full bars in my house. which was a big plus.

    it just sucks because ever since i JB'd my iPhone - it takes (and i timed it today) - 1 minute and 8 seconds to boot up :(
     
  16. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    About 5 years ago my RAZR didn't change to daylight savings time and I couldn't figure out how to fix it. I drop by the AT&T store and the lady turned it off and back on. It fixed the problem. She said always turn your phone off once a day. I don"t know about the iphone but I can't see how it would hurt anything.
     
  17. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Can be useful to do. Simple power cycling can solve many quirks, even on Apple hardware hehe.
     
  18. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I never really turn off my phone on any sort of schedule.

    Every once in a while I'll give her a quick reboot; but never nightly.
     
  19. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Funny, I reboot my iMac about once a month - basically whenever there's an update that requires it. My iPhone, I reboot at least once a day.
     
  20. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    Mine has been going for 25 days(according to iStat) without restart, power off, or crash and it still works fine. I've had AT&T techs suggest you should power off your phone for at least 15 minutes each day so you can get re-registered on the network.
     
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  22. phiberglass macrumors 6502a

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    I never turn my phone off, but every once in a while I'll do a restart just to get a clean slate or free memory with with istat a few times a day.
     

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