Hard Resetting My iPhone 5 Too Often?

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I have been hard reseting probably once a week, possibly even twice. Is this too much or too little? How often should you do it? How exactly does this affect your phone if there isn't any noticeable problems?
 

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Re: When to Hard Reset?

You definitely have something going on, i can't remember the last time i had to do a hard restart on my iPhone 5. Is the phone jailbroken? What specifically is causing you to feel the need to do a hard restart?
 

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Re: When to Hard Reset?

I have been hard reseting probably once a week, possibly even twice. Is this too much or too little? How often should you do it? How exactly does this affect your phone if there isn't any noticeable problems?

You can do it as often as you want. Like Sean, I can't remember the last time I reset my iPhone 5.
 

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Re: When to Hard Reset?

As Sean stated there is something going on with your phone that might warrant a trip to your local Apple store to have it checked out.
 

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I don't think the OP has anything wrong--he or she is just doing it to do it. (The post mentions that there are "no noticeable problems.") My brother-in-law does this every morning, saying he feels like it gives his device a "fresh start" each day. I don't think it's necessary but I doubt it's hurting anything.
 

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I don't think the OP has anything wrong--he or she is just doing it to do it. (The post mentions that there are "no noticeable problems.") My brother-in-law does this every morning, saying he feels like it gives his device a "fresh start" each day. I don't think it's necessary but I doubt it's hurting anything.

If this is the case, it's not going to do any harm to the device, but it's kind of pointless. A hard restart is really more of a problem solving "solution" to a frozen app or wonky performance. Doing it for a performance refresh or boost is really not going to yield such.
 

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If this is the case, it's not going to do any harm to the device, but it's kind of pointless. A hard restart is really more of a problem solving "solution" to a frozen app or wonky performance. Doing it for a performance refresh or boost is really not going to yield such.

Once again I have to agree with Sean. Unless I have a major issue as Sean discribed in his previous post for Hard Resets and I don't I only do it if I delete an app and want to make sure all remnants are gone. It cannot hurt but not needed.
 

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I'm new here but with one gig of Ram there's no need for resets often back in my pre- days with 256 Meg's of ram we use to have an app that scheduled nightly resets but when I gotta my pre2 with 512 it wasn't even needed

My three week iphone5 has no lag at all even with the heavy customizing and downloading I've been doing
 

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Are you confusing a hard reset with a soft reset?
Hard reset is factory reset back to original settings and wiping memory.
Soft reset is when you hold the power button down, swipe to turn it off.
 

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Are you confusing a hard reset with a soft reset?
Hard reset is factory reset back to original settings and wiping memory.
Soft reset is when you hold the power button down, swipe to turn it off.

As we speak of a Hard Reset we are talking about holding down the Power button and the home button until you see the Apple logo and then let go restarting your phone. This does not clear anything but cache and old junk from deleted apps and often helps straighten out odd problems or apps stuck in a loop etc.
 

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I have been hard reseting probably once a week, possibly even twice. Is this too much or too little? How often should you do it? How exactly does this affect your phone if there isn't any noticeable problems?

Per Apple Support, the hard resets we are referring to in this thread are pretty much just like pulling the plug on a desktop computer and should be avoided and only used if the phone will not power off like normal. So only use the 'alternate' reset if your phone is frozen or unresponsive. [Powering off normally] allows the phone to shut down in its normal sequence.
Not shutting the phone down in its normal sequence could possibly cause issues down the road....

However, before knowing this, I've used that type of reset previously and haven't had any ill effect.
 

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Per Apple Support, the hard resets we are referring to in this thread are pretty much just like pulling the plug on a desktop computer and should be avoided and only used if the phone will not power off like normal. So only use the 'alternate' reset if your phone is frozen or unresponsive. [Powering off normally] allows the phone to shut down in its normal sequence.
Not shutting the phone down in its normal sequence could possibly cause issues down the road....

However, before knowing this, I've used that type of reset previously and haven't had any ill effect.

This suggestion of "future issue" is a CYA response from Apple and nothing more.
 

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I appreciate all of the responses. There aren't any issues that I am experiencing. I was just doing the hard reset (power button and circle button) to kind of refresh the phone, such as a battery pull for an android. Thanks all!
 

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I appreciate all of the responses. There aren't any issues that I am experiencing. I was just doing the hard reset (power button and circle button) to kind of refresh the phone, such as a battery pull for an android. Thanks all!

You're wasting your time as you are not getting any legitimate benefits of doing this.
 

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I do the exact same thing as your brother-in-law for the exact same reason!
Thanks for sharing, I thought I was the only one and crazy doing this daily.
 

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