1. vinndy's Avatar
    Back when I had a BB, I used to completely wipe the device and then reload the OS about once every six months. I felt this was needed because of the lack of storage and I felt the device getting buggy or sluggish. I wonder if anyone ever does that with iPhone?
    12-08-2011 04:59 PM
  2. dmilleville90's Avatar
    I never do. I honestly do not think it would make much of a different for iPhone.
    12-08-2011 05:08 PM
  3. KLieu's Avatar
    Coming from the blackberry for the past 5 years, I also recall wiping and reinstalling the OS each time it did seemed like it was running more efficiently. In this case I agree, I don't think it would makes a huge difference on the iphone.
    12-08-2011 08:45 PM
  4. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    Former BlackBerry user here as well, and other than doing a fresh wipe and install when iOS 5 was released I haven't wiped my iPhone 4 yet; I haven't felt a need to, as the performance of my iPhone hasn't changed since I bought it.
    12-08-2011 08:51 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    i did it often while i was jailbroken. i know for a fact it helped as i was adding/removing stuff all the time, just made sense

    when i'm Pure i'll do it with every new OS. not a big deal and doesn't take long
    12-08-2011 11:21 PM
  6. vinndy's Avatar
    I tend to agree with not seeing any sluggish behaviour with the iphone over time, but I have to assume that every program, game, etc., downloaded and then deleted leaves behind some sort of data. Does this not add up over time?
    12-09-2011 10:18 AM
  7. Zach7's Avatar
    Crackberry fan here, new iphone user also! Only have reloaded my iphone after having some troubles with a sync issue. Turned out to not be the phone or software. So I did it a few times a year on the Blackberry's, but even speaking with friends I do not see the same happening with iOS.
    12-09-2011 04:54 PM
  8. Netomat's Avatar
    from my experience there is really no need to do this unless you encounter a MAJOR issue.
    12-09-2011 05:35 PM
  9. stoneland's Avatar
    I tend to agree with not seeing any sluggish behaviour with the iphone over time, but I have to assume that every program, game, etc., downloaded and then deleted leaves behind some sort of data. Does this not add up over time?
    I know for SURE this happened on my BlackBerry (that "Content Store" database just kept growing and growing even when I deleted photos!). I did a full wipe and restore when I went to a new OS on that. With my iPhone I've done it once when moving from 4.3-whatever the latest release was to 5.0. I don't think the iPhone leaves behind THAT much data with app/music/photo deletion, certainly not as bad as BlackBerry. But I'm only assuming this because the "Other" in my iPhone has always stayed around the same (and I am assuming app data and what not get stored there).
    12-12-2011 03:20 PM
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