1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I have done in once when my "other"really jumped up there for no reason during an app update and got very good results from it.
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    04-30-2014 07:56 PM
  2. DroidArmy's Avatar
    Only when I have to. I very rarely have to reset it


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    04-30-2014 11:12 PM
  3. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Only when I need or have to.
    05-01-2014 12:16 AM
  4. sherpa14k's Avatar
    About once a week.


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    05-15-2014 01:59 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Only when I have to.
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    05-15-2014 02:10 AM
  6. kdude12345's Avatar
    What you need to do is restore you devices as new with a fresh install set them up like new. There's no reason you need to keep resting your device your probably carrying over a corrupt OS by OTA updates
    Sounds good. But have done that tons of times. The iOS7 & many apps, particularly Safari & Facebook, are unstable with tons of bugs. A bunch of them are well documented and known, and a ton of are outstanding and noted on Apple Support & Community sites.

    So going through this 'restore to fresh' is really just a waste of time and does not solve anything, because there are KNOWN BUG & ISSUES in the code that just reoccur again, time after time. Because the bug are still there...!

    This fascination with the restore/reset/reboot/reload crowd to solve every reported bug is ridiculous. It solves nothing but a run-time ram resident problem. Things that are a code based bug will just reoccur, because its in the code, and not simply a run-time issue where the phone got into a conflicted state since it was booted up. These crashes & unstable issues, can sometimes be temporarily solved by a restore/reset/reboot, or even with a fresh reload, but what the reset crowd forgets, is a good portion of these issues are code based bugs & will just keep reoccurring, until Apple programmers fix the damn code. So it has all of us doing the hokie-pokie reset/restore/reboot/reload routine, wasting a **** load of our time & effort, just to have the issues re-manifest within hours or days, because ITS IN THE CODE!

    Put it this way. If you're not seeing stability issues, freeze ups, or crashes, you're just not using your phone enough or deep enough. Just go to the diagnostic report area (General Settings/About/Diagnostic & Usage Data) that gets transmitted to Apple on a regular basis, if you allow it, and see how many crash reports that occur every single day, on multiple apps, even on day 1 after a fresh reload/reinstall, and its clear as day that the OS & Apps are unstable and get hung up all the time....

    ....Causing the need to reset/reboot quite frequently....

    ...Its the bugs in the code, not a corrupt OS or even a clean OS....

    Bugs in the code will repeat all the time, regardless of the state of the OS. A corrupt OS just makes it worse. And if folks have ever had a corrupt OS, you know it. The phone acts really weird across the board & is pretty obvious.

    These code based bugs occur within the OS or within Apps, and have nothing to do with OS corruption. Because they are simply code based bugs that occur regardless of the OS state, and not run-time issues.
    05-31-2014 08:08 AM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    Sounds good. But have done that tons of times. The iOS7 & many apps, particularly Safari & Facebook, are unstable with tons of bugs. A bunch of them are well documented and known, and a ton of are outstanding and noted on Apple Support & Community sites.

    So going through this 'restore to fresh' is really just a waste of time and does not solve anything, because there are KNOWN BUG & ISSUES in the code that just reoccur again, time after time. Because the bug are still there...!

    This fascination with the restore/reset/reboot/reload crowd to solve every reported bug is ridiculous. It solves nothing but a run-time ram resident problem. Things that are a code based bug will just reoccur, because its in the code, and not simply a run-time issue where the phone got into a conflicted state since it was booted up. These crashes & unstable issues, can sometimes be temporarily solved by a restore/reset/reboot, or even with a fresh reload, but what the reset crowd forgets, is a good portion of these issues are code based bugs & will just keep reoccurring, until Apple programmers fix the damn code. So it has all of us doing the hokie-pokie reset/restore/reboot/reload routine, wasting a **** load of our time & effort, just to have the issues re-manifest within hours or days, because ITS IN THE CODE!

    Put it this way. If you're not seeing stability issues, freeze ups, or crashes, you're just not using your phone enough or deep enough. Just go to the diagnostic report area (General Settings/About/Diagnostic & Usage Data) that gets transmitted to Apple on a regular basis, if you allow it, and see how many crash reports that occur every single day, on multiple apps, even on day 1 after a fresh reload/reinstall, and its clear as day that the OS & Apps are unstable and get hung up all the time....

    ....Causing the need to reset/reboot quite frequently....

    ...Its the bugs in the code, not a corrupt OS or even a clean OS....

    Bugs in the code will repeat all the time, regardless of the state of the OS. A corrupt OS just makes it worse. And if folks have ever had a corrupt OS, you know it. The phone acts really weird across the board & is pretty obvious.

    These code based bugs occur within the OS or within Apps, and have nothing to do with OS corruption. Because they are simply code based bugs that occur regardless of the OS state, and not run-time issues.
    If you read my first two posts in this thread you would realize that i don't restore on a regular bases I gave the mentioned advice because it's not normal to get freezes on a daily bases even if you push your iPhone as hard as you mentioned. Your blaming it on code but I still feel it's a corrupt OS. But you know your device better than I do so I will leave it at that
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    05-31-2014 10:57 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Once a month (on the last day). I reset all of my electronic devices on this day (unless it's needed before then). Been doing that for a couple of years now....SMILE
    05-31-2014 08:20 PM
  9. sherlock's Avatar
    Hardly ever do I feel the need for a hard reset. Maybe a soft reset once a week or so.
    05-31-2014 09:06 PM
  10. Ajay2010's Avatar
    All the damn time, cause the iPhone & iPad are constantly crashing, hanging, or freezing up. Its even worse with iOS 7. Worse than even with iOS 7.1, particularly if your on iPhone 4 or 4S! Which ironically Apple said 7.1 has fixes & improvements for. My two iPhone 4S worked a lot better with 7.0.6, than 7.1. And it worked tons better with iOS 6, than it does with iOS 7. Even better with iOS 5. Software for the iPhone & iPad is going down the tubes. It's horrible now....
    You must be joking apple products are not even close to that troublesome you must be talking about you android based gadgets


    Sent from the best damn phone on the planet ,iPhone 5s
    06-07-2014 02:09 PM
  11. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    Hardly ever do I feel the need for a hard reset. Maybe a soft reset once a week or so.
    How do you do a soft reset?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    06-07-2014 02:15 PM
  12. Jerry_'s Avatar
    All the damn time, cause the iPhone & iPad are constantly crashing, hanging, or freezing up. Its even worse with iOS 7. Worse than even with iOS 7.1, particularly if your on iPhone 4 or 4S! Which ironically Apple said 7.1 has fixes & improvements for. My two iPhone 4S worked a lot better with 7.0.6, than 7.1. And it worked tons better with iOS 6, than it does with iOS 7. Even better with iOS 5. Software for the iPhone & iPad is going down the tubes. It's horrible now....
    Can only support this statement.

    I never migrated my iPad2 above iOS6 and it is running pefect all the time. No need to reboot.

    My wife has an iPad Mini and I did not recommend her to migrate to iOS7 (so she is on iOS6) and it works fine. Never reboots.

    I have my iPad Air with iOS7 and it freezes regularly, need rebooting for getting slow at least once a week.


    Btw I also found the dock in iOS much more elegant, but that is a different story that would also apply to other graphical elements.
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    06-07-2014 02:58 PM
  13. kdude12345's Avatar
    If you read my first two posts in this thread you would realize that i don't restore on a regular bases I gave the mentioned advice because it's not normal to get freezes on a daily bases even if you push your iPhone as hard as you mentioned. Your blaming it on code but I still feel it's a corrupt OS. But you know your device better than I do so I will leave it at that
    I hear you. And in some cases a restore//reset/reboot is necessary. Having said that, there is definitely an over zealous group of people, which include the so called Apple geniuses, that jump straight to restore as a fix all, for any problem encountered. Causing so many people to waste a ton of time & effort going thru the process. Plus it causes more trouble for the user when they realize they lost some things after the restore, or get into further trouble when the restore doesn't go right. And my point was, people recommend a restore without actually knowing or researching the issue. Many of these issues with iPhone are real documented and unresolved bugs. So a restore does nothing for them. In fact, after all the time & effort to do a restore, they have the exact same problem afterwards. Because it is a known unresolved bug. So this was my main point.
    06-20-2014 10:49 PM
  14. kdude12345's Avatar
    You must be joking apple products are not even close to that troublesome you must be talking about you android based gadgets

    Sent from the best damn phone on the planet ,iPhone 5s
    No I am not joking. Does it sound like I am joking? And no, I'm not on Android, if you bothered to read my post or look at my profile moniker, you'd know I was on iPhone. And your answer is a waste of everyone's time. You didn't provide any value
    06-20-2014 10:53 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    I hear you. And in some cases a restore//reset/reboot is necessary. Having said that, there is definitely an over zealous group of people, which include the so called Apple geniuses, that jump straight to restore as a fix all, for any problem encountered. Causing so many people to waste a ton of time & effort going thru the process. Plus it causes more trouble for the user when they realize they lost some things after the restore, or get into further trouble when the restore doesn't go right. And my point was, people recommend a restore without actually knowing or researching the issue. Many of these issues with iPhone are real documented and unresolved bugs. So a restore does nothing for them. In fact, after all the time & effort to do a restore, they have the exact same problem afterwards. Because it is a known unresolved bug. So this was my main point.
    In addition:
    Today I saw somebody recommending a restore to a silly issue and I replied with: "That's like recommending to amputate an arm because you broke your nail". This pretty much covers what I think about restores.
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    06-20-2014 11:00 PM
  16. kdude12345's Avatar
    Or insight to this thread. And yes, there are a ton of known documented problems & bugs with the iPhone. There are a ton of tech sites like this one that discuss & document, as well as try to resolve these issues thru community effort & sharing insights. All you have to do is goto the Apple support site and you can see for yourself how many unresolved bugs there are & how many 1000s of iPhone users that are having problems & are getting frustrated with Apple. So good for you that you've drank the Apple tea, however there is a ton a people, including me, who are in reality and are dealing with these issues. So hopefully in the future you'll having something of value to say, or something that's means something.
    06-20-2014 11:01 PM
  17. kdude12345's Avatar
    If you read my first two posts in this thread you would realize that i don't restore on a regular bases I gave the mentioned advice because it's not normal to get freezes on a daily bases even if you push your iPhone as hard as you mentioned. Your blaming it on code but I still feel it's a corrupt OS. But you know your device better than I do so I will leave it at that
    I hear what you are saying. However, if you goto your diagnostic file and view what is being sent to Apple from your iPhone, you'll see that even when the iPhone seems to be behaving & working properly, there are tons of crashes, memory leaks, app freezes, and memory 'panick' messages on a daily basis. Sometime the software watchdogs catch it & recover quickly, and the user is not aware that something went wrong. They experienced a short delay or lag, other times the app just quicks. This happens on fresh installs & fresh restores the same day the installs were loaded. Other times the problem is more severe & the hardware watchdog kicks in and the devices does a hard reboot on its own. All of this is because there are known documented bugs within iOS & the apps. So this has nothing to do with OS corruption. There are simply known bugs that cause problems in different areas. You can get a brand new iPhone with a fresh install, and it will still have problems, crashes, app freezes, and the like. Again, it's because of known documented bugs in iOS, Safari, Facebook, Twiiter, eBay, PayPal, and ton of other apps. They are simply known bugs. Not OS corruption. It is in the code! Regardless of device, whether new or old, regardless of clean install or not, these bugs will stil happen. They are known. Just got to Apple's support site. Spend a little time there to see how many bugs are known, documented, and unresolved. There are 100s, 1000s of them. So when people recommend restoring the device, or say that it's OS corruption, they are simply uninformed, as many of these bugs are active and known. They will occur regardless of the condition of the OS or particular install. This is just a known fact. Check your diagnostic files on a daily basis & you'll get an idea of how many bugs & crashes that are happening constantly. I'll leave it at that.
    06-20-2014 11:23 PM
  18. kdude12345's Avatar
    What you need to do is restore you devices as new with a fresh install set them up like new. There's no reason you need to keep resting your device your probably carrying over a corrupt OS by OTA updates
    I've already done that several times. I've been on the iPhone since the beginning with original iPhone, the to 3G, 3GS, 4, & 4S, plus a couple of iPads & IPhones for the family. I also use the iPhone for security business, in my musician network, social networking, music promotions, as well as my personal life. So I'm a heavy user and use the platform's features throughout top to bottom. So I've been there & back again on all this stuff many times. Fresh restore to new only buys a little time before the known, documented, and unresolved bugs in iOS, built in Apple apps, & 3rd party apps resurface again. Restores don't fix bugs in the code. So all due respect, but restoring to new, loading a fresh OS, do not solve the problems. There are just too many known, documented, and unresolved bugs. They are piling up & Apple is falling behind. Some of these ongoing bugs are several years old & are still unresolved.
    06-20-2014 11:45 PM
  19. kdude12345's Avatar
    In addition:
    Today I saw somebody recommending a restore to a silly issue and I replied with: "That's like recommending to amputate an arm because you broke your nail". This pretty much covers what I think about restores.
    You hit it on the head. That's the exact sort of scenario I am referring to. I'm on several tech, IT, & Apple forums, including Apple support sites & forums. I can't tell you how many times I've seen the exact same type of thing. Many coming from Apple 'geniuses'. It's insane... And I can tell by the suggester's response, that they haven't even looked at the issue or investigated it at all, yet are telling folks to restore their device. Simply silly & wasting everyone's time. Glad you saw on of these cases happen. Thanks for posting about what you encountered.
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    06-21-2014 09:36 AM
  20. kdude12345's Avatar
    Can only support this statement.

    I never migrated my iPad2 above iOS6 and it is running pefect all the time. No need to reboot.

    My wife has an iPad Mini and I did not recommend her to migrate to iOS7 (so she is on iOS6) and it works fine. Never reboots.

    I have my iPad Air with iOS7 and it freezes regularly, need rebooting for getting slow at least once a week.


    Btw I also found the dock in iOS much more elegant, but that is a different story that would also apply to other graphical elements.
    Thanks for posting this. Very close to what I also experienced going to iOS7.
    06-21-2014 09:38 AM
  21. kataran's Avatar
    Or insight to this thread. And yes, there are a ton of known documented problems & bugs with the iPhone. There are a ton of tech sites like this one that discuss & document, as well as try to resolve these issues thru community effort & sharing insights. All you have to do is goto the Apple support site and you can see for yourself how many unresolved bugs there are & how many 1000s of iPhone users that are having problems & are getting frustrated with Apple. So good for you that you've drank the Apple tea, however there is a ton a people, including me, who are in reality and are dealing with these issues. So hopefully in the future you'll having something of value to say, or something that's means something.
    So I see you rather give a detailed diagnostic to an issue that someone is having with there device.

    Here's some I've come across would you like to give your advice

    1. My keyboard doesn't pop up when I tap in a text field please help?

    2. My sounds in my notifications keep popping in and out?

    3. I keep getting dropped calls even thou I'm showing full bars?
    06-21-2014 06:48 PM
  22. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Can't remember except for deleting and reinstalling an app so I wanted to clear the cache that's all. No need to otherwise.
    06-21-2014 06:52 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Once or twice a month. More if I have issues.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
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    06-21-2014 08:26 PM
  24. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    Soft reset every day. It helps me with the battery drain.
    07-21-2014 08:37 PM
  25. Devin Mariah's Avatar
    I do regularly clear many redundant junk files left behind by daily using but keep my setting. It's convenient and safe by using some cleaning tool called Macgo iPhone Cleaner. It's on a giveaway right now you find through internet.
    11-12-2014 05:07 AM
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