Hi everyone !! I'm a previous blackberry user (no pot shots please) and switched to the iPhone4S on 11/4. It just dawned on me today that since having my iPhone, I've only rebooted my device once in December because it froze for a moment on me. Prior to and after that, its been fine.
So, with that being said for previously having a blackberry i was in the habit of rebooting my bb every other day or sometimes everyday because of memory leaks, plus i'd reboot everytime after installing/or changing to a new theme.
My question(s) to you guys are:
1) do you reboot your iPhone just as routine to keep it fresh - once a week? once a month? never? only when needed(ie.freezing up)? only after an iOS update?
2) do you reboot after installing an app ever?
I'm just curious on what you do/don't do. I've had the iPad1 since it came out, and since having it, i think i've had to reboot it a whole 4 or 5 times, so thats why i'm curious--is a reboot something i should be doing more routinely on either or both of my iDevices?
i know i've been on the board here for a few months now, but hey, better to ask later than never, right?
- 01-10-2012, 04:37 PM #2
I respring (which is basically just restarting the Springboard) far more often than I reboot--some Cydia apps require it on installation, and it's needed to apply theme changes in Winterboard. I rarely reboot my entire device unless I'm manually installing a .deb file for an app.
- 01-10-2012, 04:40 PM #3
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- 01-10-2012, 05:22 PM #6
Thx Massie, Cleveland, spinecho and ghostface for your input. I'd still like to hear other opinions as well too.
I actually have considered doing a "maintenance reboot" once monthly just for the sake of refreshing my iPhone. I know it's not something that the iPhone is required to have done (at least that's what I've understood in the past) but it couldn't do any harm either, and I was interested in opinions of you guys here to see what the consensus says.
- 01-10-2012, 07:14 PM #8
I try to reboot my phone at least once a week. At times I go longer but never more than a month. The reboot keeps the phone "refreshed" and in peak working condition. This may keep negative conditions from arising however, that's strictly speculation. I do this on my iPads, computers etc. My logic behind this is, rebooting a device does zero harm. It only costs you a few seconds while the device restarts.
So, I am a big believer in that, you should reboot your device with some regularity, but I am sure a case could be made as to why it isn't necessary...
- 01-10-2012, 07:42 PM #9
- 01-10-2012, 07:58 PM #10
now, as for why it wouldnt be necessary, i'm sure alot of speculation could be made on that side of the fence as well but i'm not concerned with that
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- 01-12-2012, 01:31 PM #14
Haha, as a former 9700 user/CrackBerry visitor, I love the "BlackBerry-ness" of this thread.
"So you mean I don't have to do ___________ anymore?!"
"Wait, so you don't have to periodically rip the battery out of the device to get it to work again?"
Haha, I hear ya, man.
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