1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Personally speaking, every few months, and especially after an update, I will move the current .ipsw file to my trash bin, put my device in DFU mode, connect it to iTunes and then when iTunes detect that it's in recovery, I will select to restore and update. This forces iTunes to download and then install a fresh copy of the latest iOS version. I like doing this because it keeps my device running problem-free for the most part. It's not necessary, but it is something I simply prefer to do. Do any of you do this or at least erase all contents and settings periodically?
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    04-12-2014 11:23 AM
  2. pr1nce's Avatar
    I've thought about it but never done it.
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    04-12-2014 11:28 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I haven't done it myself but would if I experience any slow down or other issues
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    04-12-2014 11:32 AM
  4. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Once I did a full reset as new on my old 4S cause I had to.
    Hard reset weekly on my iPad and 5S
    Good Luck
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    04-12-2014 01:35 PM
  5. taz323's Avatar
    So far my devices have been running smooth, so haven't seen a need. But would if I felt it needed it.
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    04-12-2014 01:45 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Soft reset every 3 or 4 days. Hard reset once or twice a month. Smooth, fast, no issues on my 5.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
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    04-12-2014 04:41 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    I use to hard reset my palm phones every night before bed it became a bad habit in my eyes

    My current iPhone has no reset schedule I go as long as I can before I do anything but clear my running apps every couple of days

    We needs to break old habits sooner or later. The former mentioned is my last vice 🍺🍻🍸🍹🍷
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    04-12-2014 06:29 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I only do it when I experience problems with my devices.
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    04-12-2014 06:54 PM
  9. mumfoau's Avatar
    I soft reset my device weekly on Friday at 6:00am! Don't judge me!


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    Last edited by mumfoau; 04-12-2014 at 11:13 PM.
    04-12-2014 09:28 PM
  10. anon4757448's Avatar
    I soft reset every few days. I've been considering doing a hard reset but I don't think I have the patience, and I have no reason to.


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    04-12-2014 10:35 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Mostly never unless I have a reason to suspect it needs it.
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    04-12-2014 10:47 PM
  12. anon7833325's Avatar
    I restore it whenever "other" starts taking up too much room... So probably once a month.


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    04-13-2014 01:11 AM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    I restore when other is too much atleast for devices I keep longer than a year . I only hard reset when I notice lag or something is not working and I do it to rule it out as a issue.


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    04-13-2014 06:00 PM
  14. anon4757448's Avatar
    Question: when doing a restore as new, after backing up the device, do you have to download all apps again...and redo app settings?

    I've never done a restore as new before.


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    04-13-2014 07:07 PM
  15. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Question: when doing a restore as new, after backing up the device, do you have to download all apps again...and redo app settings?

    I've never done a restore as new before.


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    Yes.
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    04-13-2014 08:16 PM
  16. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I do the occasional soft reset; maybe once every couple of months but I haven't done a backup and full restore since getting the phone as it never seems to need it.

    My Android phones however get reset once a month as errors slowly creep in over the weeks.
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    04-14-2014 03:12 AM
  17. kdude12345'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....
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    04-18-2014 07:29 PM
  18. kataran'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....
    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
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    04-19-2014 12:07 PM
  19. bgriff25's Avatar
    Whenever it starts to act funny. Probably about once every 10-14 days. I don't know if it really fixes anything, but it makes me feel better
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    04-19-2014 05:39 PM
  20. Just_Me_D'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....
    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 restoring your device. You're probably carrying over a corrupt OS by OTA updates
    .

    'nuf said.......Restore it and then set it up as new - not from a backup.
    04-19-2014 07:51 PM
  21. rayz336's Avatar
    The only time I restore my iPhone is to remove a jailbreak
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    04-19-2014 08:00 PM
  22. acerace113's Avatar
    I use to just do an upgrade via iTunes during the iOS 3 & 4 days. Starting with iOS 5 I now restore my iOS device as new every iOS X.0 release (I don't even do the OTA update first) and I'll do the OTA update for 1.X releases first then restore later. For 1.0.X releases I'll just do the OTA update until a jailbreak comes out or I think I got a bad OTA update then I'll restore it.
    For betas I'll do the OTA update but I'll do a reset all settings after wards.
    But one thing I always do after an update is installed and once my devices finishes booting to the lockscreen I'll leave it there for 5-10 minutes to let it finish applying everything and recreate all the caches then I'll turn it off then back on again and leave it for another 5 minutes before I'll start using it again.


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    04-22-2014 02:03 PM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I use to just do an upgrade via iTunes during the iOS 3 & 4 days. Starting with iOS 5 I now restore my iOS device as new every iOS X.0 release (I don't even do the OTA update first) and I'll do the OTA update for 1.X releases first then restore later. For 1.0.X releases I'll just do the OTA update until a jailbreak comes out or I think I got a bad OTA update then I'll restore it.
    For betas I'll do the OTA update but I'll do a reset all settings after wards.
    But one thing I always do after an update is installed and once my devices finishes booting to the lockscreen I'll leave it there for 5-10 minutes to let it finish applying everything and recreate all the caches then I'll turn it off then back on again and leave it for another 5 minutes before I'll start using it again.


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    Your routine is similar to mine, my friend.....
    04-22-2014 02:57 PM
  24. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    Whenever I feel like something is wrong with my phone or it's needs a reboot which is not to often


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    04-22-2014 07:01 PM
  25. Androidfan_640's Avatar
    i think our phones need to rest a little bit, long and heavy usage is what makes them act funny, dont you think?
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    04-30-2014 05:03 PM
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