Benefits of restarts?

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  1. TheJustPull

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    I saw somewhere people suggested re-starting your iPhone a few times a day. I'm assuming this helps with memory management? What are some other benefits and how often do y'all restart yours?
     
  2. snowtrooper1966

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    I dunno about a few times a day, seems excessive.
    You can manage backgrounding apps from the task manager, and delete cookies in settings.
    I will do a hard reset about once a week.....
     
  3. Mugwhamp

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    I think people as well as machines need to reset occasionally. My experience with the iPhone is that doing a soft (or hard, if necessary) reboot once a week seems to keep the system running smoothly.


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  4. RoofMonkey

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    I also agree that a few times a day is excessive. I 'try' to do a reset/reboot of my device before plug gaining it in for the nightly charge. It does seem to help keep things running smooth.
     
  5. Rugaby

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    I close all apps and do a hard reset every night before charging.
     
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    Every other morning for me


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    Only thing iPhone is missing is an expandable memory port! Come on Apple give us a microSD port already!
     
  7. BillF

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    Just curious; do you really notice any discernible difference with those resets? I've had my 4S a few weeks now, have lots of apps, but have never reset it. I do shut down apps pretty religiously though.
     
  8. RoofMonkey

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    I think I do. It doesn't hurt anything and like all electronics, it's not a bad idea to give them a fresh restart every so often.
     
  9. BillF

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    Agree it's usually good to reset stuff once in a while, but was curious if a performance difference was noticed.
     
  10. TheJustPull

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    It might make things open a bit snappier, but I was trying to figure out the benefits because lately I've heard lots of talk about people doing re-starts.
     

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