How often should I reboot my iPhone 6

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iPutz

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I dumped my land line about a year ago and now use my iPhone only. Before that I would plug in my Phone every night and then shut it down, restarting it in the morning when I got up. Now without the land line, I have to leave the phone running 24/7. I do occasionally reboot the phone because of some minor issue or if I remember that it needs to be done once in a while, but often should I reboot it to keep it running smoothly?
 

Europa

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Apple hasn't specified a timeframe or need for reboots, so you'll find that this is very individual. I do a hard reset if I'm experiencing any problems with the phone. Otherwise, I only reboot every month or so if it's running smoothly.
 

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Apple hasn't specified a timeframe or need for reboots, so you'll find that this is very individual. I do a hard reset if I'm experiencing any problems with the phone. Otherwise, I only reboot every month or so if it's running smoothly.
Here I thought I got the nightly hard reset from you ;)
 

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Here I thought I got the nightly hard reset from you ;)
I think I used to recommend daily reboots (more realistically I probably only did them every few days), but I stopped seeing a need to do that a few years back. It was probably the memory upgrades and OS optimizations that stopped the lag we used to sometimes get when we went too long without rebooting.
 

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Thanks Y'all. From what I'm seeing here and elsewhere, I guess I'll stay with what I've been doing which is much the same as Europa does. If I have a problem I reboot or if I think it's been a while then I'll reboot. I haven't been having much in the way of problems, I was just curious about what was working for others.
 

iPutz

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The iPhone not losing much charge overnight is especially true of the iPhone 7. I was purposely truing to run the battery down to where the phone would shut itself down. I went to bed with 4% left of the battery's charge, figuring it would shut down sometime during the night and when I got up 7 hours later it was still on 4%. I had to set the screen to full brightness and stop the phone from going into auto lock for almost 30 minutes before it finally shut itself down.
 
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Why is it so important to run the batter all the way down?
I don't find this in Apples instructions. Maybe it's something that has been done by many with other Li battery devices, but i feel it's not needed with my iPhone battery.
I have two iPads 2&4 both have been plugged in since new as i don't take them outside, they have always worked fine, i have tried them without being plugged in and the batteries keep them going.
I as l have two Samsung tablets and have done the exact same thing, one had a bad charger and battery swelled and split the case, took some tough talk with Samsung about a year ago, but they ended up fixing the tablet and giving me a new charger, today i bet i would have better treatment from Samsung :)

Same happened to a Samsung phone i just pitched it and returned to an Apple iPhone, staying with Apple today is a good idea IMHO.
 

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Over time every Lithium Ion battery looses capacity irrespective of usage, to the tune of maybe 10% per year or worse and that loss can accelerate with age. The circuitry on the iDevice that computes the percentage of battery remaining doesn't know where the true 0% point is and the device may shut down while the battery meter says there is maybe 10% left. I have had this happen on my first two iPhones. Allowing the device to drain to the point of shutting down on its own resets the true zero point. I do this about every 4 to 6 months and have had no issues of unexpected early shutdowns since. Some people swear by this procedure and others say it's a load of toro poop. This procedure is sometimes referred to as battery calibration or battery meter calibration. If your battery never gets below 20-30% you won't see an issue. Research it and make up your own mind what is best for you.
 
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