do you "eject"/"safely remove"?

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  • Yes

    Votes: 11 37.9%
  • No

    Votes: 18 62.1%

  • Total voters
    29

acosmichippo

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Sep 10, 2007
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#1
I normally do for most peripherals, but for some reason i never bothered with the iPhone... never had any problems, though...
 

meiphones_brill

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Nov 16, 2007
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#2
iPhone doesn't mount a file system - so it's not the same as an iPod that's set for disk use.
So no - I don't do anything other than take the phone out the dock
 

Griffinaz

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Oct 5, 2007
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#6
If I am in iTunes I select the eject option but when just connected to the computer it does not show in the "Safely Remove Hardware" window and is not assigned a drive letter so the option to safely remove it isn't even there to select.
 

gerstyd

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Sep 17, 2007
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#7
If I am in iTunes I select the eject option but when just connected to the computer it does not show in the "Safely Remove Hardware" window and is not assigned a drive letter so the option to safely remove it isn't even there to select.
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Interestingly enough, I have never "safely" removed anything. I just wait for it to be done syncing, or transferring files, and unplug it. I do this for USB sticks, IPODS, iPhone, External Hardrives...Never Had a problem with any of them.

Maybe its because I am using Windows vista and thats the most stable OS in the Galaxy. Yes, the Galaxy. and you if you believe that, I got this great bridge for sale.
 

xcissexc

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Aug 9, 2007
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#9
"safely removing hardware" just stop all processes between the comp and the hardware thats plugged in and the computer. if your not writing anything to your thumb drive or syncing or somehow transferring data btwn the comp and the external hardware it doesn't matter if u " remove hardware safely"
 

meiphones_brill

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Nov 16, 2007
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#11
"safely removing hardware" just stop all processes between the comp and the hardware thats plugged in and the computer. if your not writing anything to your thumb drive or syncing or somehow transferring data btwn the comp and the external hardware it doesn't matter if u " remove hardware safely"
Some file systems write journals and search catalogues to mounted volumes so it's not safe to presume that because you're not accessing a file system - no-one is.
 

Lincoln

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Aug 11, 2007
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#12
I realize it's not necessary for the iPhone, but after doing it so much with my iPod, I just do it out of habit.

- John
 

kakofonix

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Oct 2, 2007
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#14
Verbatim from the iPhone User's Manual: "Unless iPhone is syncing with your computer, you can disconnect iPhone from your computer at any time". I guess that implies you don't have to eject first, but that not a bad precaution especially if you have other Apple devices that need the safe eject.​
 

connie

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Jul 11, 2007
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#17
I used to eject with my ipod and then I got out of the habit with the iPhone. If I remember I'll do it but usually I don't.:sick: