1. PJD642's Avatar
    Coming from a BlackBerry Q10 (I tried the KEYone but Android just didn't work for me), I used to restart my phone every morning when I got up. My nephew upgraded recently and gave me his 6, which I absolutely love.

    I haven't seen any commentary on here as to whether reboots/restarts are necessary or not with the iPhone. I double-click home and close apps, but I wonder how long the OS can run before it starts developing quirks and needs to be rebooted.

    The phone is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Am I worried about nothing? Thoughts?
    Couver81 likes this.
    11-12-2017 11:33 AM
  2. darius_robin's Avatar
    iOS is optimized to run very well even with many apps in the RAM, so you don’t have to worry about any slow down or crashes. There’s absolutely no need to keep restarting or opening the app switcher too often.
    11-12-2017 11:48 AM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and iOS. I’m a former BlackBerry user, so I remember the days when I would reboot my device weekly. As stated earlier iOS is optimized and runs great without rebooting or closing apps. Just enjoy your iPhone.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    11-12-2017 12:33 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I rarely restart my iPhone.
    Maybe once every few months?
    11-12-2017 07:49 PM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and iOS. I’m a former BlackBerry user, so I remember the days when I would reboot my device weekly. As stated earlier iOS is optimized and runs great without rebooting or closing apps. Just enjoy your iPhone.
    Exactly....Welcome to iMore and just ENJOY your iPhone.
    11-13-2017 05:28 AM
  6. mumfoau's Avatar
    I have a weekly reminder set for Sunday at 7:00am to reboot my Apple devices!
    Last edited by mumfoau; 11-13-2017 at 10:37 AM.
    11-13-2017 05:50 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I hard reset (reboot) when neccessary. I rarely soft reset (slide to power off).
    11-13-2017 10:32 AM
  8. iwicked's Avatar
    Probably every 3-4 months. However, given the dying battery of my iPhone 6, it drains to 0% once a month or so although it is not intentional.
    11-17-2017 11:43 PM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    I only restart before an iOS update
    Couver81 likes this.
    11-18-2017 12:02 PM
  10. Couver81's Avatar
    I only restart before an iOS update
    Same. I find that is really the only time it may be necessary.

    Otherwise the usual app closing and cache clearing seems to do the trick if things are sluggish.
    kataran likes this.
    12-13-2017 02:54 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    With the exception of trying to put the device in DFU mode, I rarely reboot my iPhone.
    12-13-2017 06:22 PM
  12. calebt's Avatar
    Mostly just for beta updates and there were quite a few there for a bit, but very rarely do I manually hard reboot.
    12-13-2017 06:32 PM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    Every once in a while, if I feel like it.
    There is no method nor reason to my restarting the device.
    12-13-2017 08:17 PM
  14. Jeff6146's Avatar
    I hard reset (reboot) when neccessary. I rarely soft reset (slide to power off).
    how do you reboot? someone posted on here something about push the power button until the slide to power off comes on then do something else until the screen goes blank. i think the home button. i’ve tried and tried but seri keeps coming up.
    12-21-2017 09:54 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    how do you reboot? someone posted on here something about push the power button until the slide to power off comes on then do something else until the screen goes blank. i think the home button. i’ve tried and tried but seri keeps coming up.
    Depends on which phone you use. Not sure about the iPhone X and 8.
    7 Reset:
    Hold the power/wake button and the volume down button at the same time until the Apple logo appears. Then release.
    older phones:
    Hold the top or side power/sleep button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears, then release.
    12-26-2017 08:19 AM
  16. Jeff6146's Avatar
    someone said something about clearing the ram so your phone is faster and he specifically said a lot of people double tap the home button and swipe all their apps clear but that actually takes more ram and battery to restart those apps again
    12-26-2017 08:22 AM
  17. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Since I am often on a beta build I reset/hard reboot my devices once a week. So there is no cruft around to cause issues on the betas
    12-26-2017 08:51 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    someone said something about clearing the ram so your phone is faster and he specifically said a lot of people double tap the home button and swipe all their apps clear but that actually takes more ram and battery to restart those apps again
    Clearing RAM helps. Here's how.
    [GUIDE] How To Clear RAM On iPhone and iPad.

    https://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=387222
    Wotchered likes this.
    12-26-2017 09:53 AM
  19. Wotchered's Avatar
    Clearing RAM helps. Here's how.
    [GUIDE] How To Clear RAM On iPhone and iPad.

    https://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=387222
    I completely agree, it really helps with speed.
    12-26-2017 10:26 AM
  20. comiken205's Avatar
    How do you clear ram and hard reset on an iPhone 8 Plus. I tried the volume power button combo and I almost dialed 911
    12-27-2017 01:26 PM
  21. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    How do you clear ram and hard reset on an iPhone 8 Plus. I tried the volume power button combo and I almost dialed 911
    1. Quickly press and release the volume UP button.
    2. Quickly press and release the volume DOWN button.
    3. Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
    12-27-2017 02:00 PM
  22. comiken205's Avatar
    1. Quickly press and release the volume UP button.
    2. Quickly press and release the volume DOWN button.
    3. Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
    Worked like a charm. Thank you!
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    12-27-2017 03:44 PM
  23. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Worked like a charm. Thank you!
    You’re welcome!
    12-27-2017 03:45 PM
  24. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    About the only time I restart my iPhone and Apple Watch is when my watch starts doing too things, like showing battery stats when I know I never touched the watch face. I know it's minor but when that happens I restart my phone and watch.
    12-27-2017 03:59 PM
  25. comiken205's Avatar
    About the only time I restart my iPhone and Apple Watch is when my watch starts doing too things, like showing battery stats when I know I never touched the watch face. I know it's minor but when that happens I restart my phone and watch.
    That’s awesome. I never restart my iPhone. But I needed to know just in case the need may arise.
    12-27-2017 07:31 PM

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