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Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

I find that I need to re-start my phone probably every couple of weeks since for whatever reason the phone "searches" ...

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    Default Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I find that I need to re-start my phone probably every couple of weeks since for whatever reason the phone "searches" for my carrier but fails. I find that a simple re-start fixes that. Other than that I usually don't have any reason to re-start.

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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I would say I probably reboot my phone about every 6-8 weeks.
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I've no idea how often the phone *needs* a restart if left on to run continuously. I have had to restart the phone on several occasions only a few hours after it has been powered on, but every time it was the result of my interactions -- installing/removing apps, force stopping services, etc. The longest I've ever had my phone on continuously is a week.

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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I turn my phone off every night, other than I have never rebooted my phone.
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I never turn my phone off. Since I don't have a landline, its my only means of communication.
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay2TheRescue View Post
    I never turn my phone off. Since I don't have a landline, its my only means of communication.
    I always turn my phone off at night unless I'm on call. I don't get enough sleep as it is

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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Well, for me, since I am the owner of a business, have to leave my phone on in case something happens and the alarm company needs to contact me. If they cannot contact me, and they call the Sheriff's Office for a false call or alarm malfunction, I can be fined.
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I have 2 phones. My work one I switch off at night I would also switch off my private one, but I use it as an alarm clock, so I just put it in flight mode. That one can stay on for days/weeks without a reboot. So I do a battery pull maybe once every couple of days/weeks just as a kind of clean-up in case there's some app or something hanging I wasn't aware of.
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    Default RE: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    The only time I have rebooted my Lumia was when TuneIn Radio was acting funny. Other then that I never need to reboot. And I keep my phone on all the time.
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay2TheRescue View Post
    Well, for me, since I am the owner of a business, have to leave my phone on in case something happens and the alarm company needs to contact me. If they cannot contact me, and they call the Sheriff's Office for a false call or alarm malfunction, I can be fined.
    Sounds like you're on call 24x7.

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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlyee View Post
    I turn my phone off every night, other than I have never rebooted my phone.
    Err, turning off your phone is rebooting your phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay2TheRescue View Post
    I never turn my phone off. Since I don't have a landline, its my only means of communication.
    That's what I've done with pretty much every phone I've ever had except my iPhone. Periodically my iPhone for whatever reason will lose the carrier (operator) and the only way to restore it is to re-start my phone. I don't know if it's iOS or the specific oddities of the phone, but I often find that every couple weeks I'll lose the carrier and have to re-start the phone.

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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Telekom View Post
    Err, turning off your phone is rebooting your phone!
    Not exactly.

    Re booting a phone is usually performed for a problem situation as in the case of your iPhone losing signal. It usually consists of turning it off waiting a short period of time and then turning it back on.

    Turning a phone off for a period of time as in my case, is usually performed because you don't want to be disturbed, on an aircraft, in a no cell phone zone etc. It is turned back on only after the particular external situation has changed.
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlyee View Post
    Not exactly.

    Re booting a phone is usually performed for a problem situation as in the case of your iPhone losing signal. It usually consists of turning it off waiting a short period of time and then turning it back on.

    Turning a phone off for a period of time as in my case, is usually performed because you don't want to be disturbed, on an aircraft, in a no cell phone zone etc. It is turned back on only after the particular external situation has changed.
    Yes, according to the dictionary rebooting is the process of "turning off and then on again", implying no wait between actions. Powering off for the night is definitely not rebooting. Some phones (such as HTC Vivid) even have a separate menu item for reboot.

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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I think some phones don't actually turn off, they just mute the ringer and turn the screen off when you "turn it off".
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Hello Charlyee: Of all people I've met here, I was surprised that you would take this stand. As I one dictionary says, Reboot means "To turn (a computer or operating system) off and then on again; restart." It doesn't come with disclaimers or reasons. It is just the act of turning a device off and then later on again. The wait time between the two acts is inconsequential. I understand what you are getting at, but it really is splitting hairs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlyee View Post
    Not exactly.

    Re booting a phone is usually performed for a problem situation as in the case of your iPhone losing signal. It usually consists of turning it off waiting a short period of time and then turning it back on.

    Turning a phone off for a period of time as in my case, is usually performed because you don't want to be disturbed, on an aircraft, in a no cell phone zone etc. It is turned back on only after the particular external situation has changed.

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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Hello KJ, I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this.

    The intent of the poll, if I understand it right is to find out how often a person needs to reboot their Smartphone. By your reasoning my answer would be once/day and that would completely skew the results. Sorry but to me it is neither the same thing nor splitting hairs in the context of this poll.
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJames View Post
    Hello Charlyee: Of all people I've met here, I was surprised that you would take this stand. As I one dictionary says, Reboot means "To turn (a computer or operating system) off and then on again; restart." It doesn't come with disclaimers or reasons. It is just the act of turning a device off and then later on again. The wait time between the two acts is inconsequential. I understand what you are getting at, but it really is splitting hairs.
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    i usually restart when I see that my phone is having issues with like the battery draining faster than normal.

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    Default Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I usually restart my phone once daily by holding a set of keys down on my phone. Clears out any apps that has been inefficient on the phone.
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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    I reboot my phone once a day to refresh things. Like Jay, my phone is my primary line. So it is on all the time.

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    I could go weeks without restarting my iPhone. I do it when it starts acting weird.


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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    HTC Vivid- I doubt I would need to often but because I am swapping SIMs on a regular basis it always installs 63 updates and takes longer than a Blackberry to start up... Hopefully the next update fixes this.

    iPhone 4S- Can't remember the last time I did a hard reset.

    Galaxy S3 (T999)- Twice in three months but the last firmware update fixed the screen problem that moved the unlock pattern out of reach.

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    Default Re: Smartphone: How often do you have to restart your phone?

    Once or twice a week, if needed. Most times my phone is left on.
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