1. dangerousfen's Avatar
    Appart from restarts after the monthly security patches, do you restart your phone regularly, i.e. every few days, once per week?

    I was reflecting on my days of yore with Blackberry, when you had to pull the battery every few days for it to function correctly.

    Thankfully, with today's phones, that's no longer an issue and I very rarely have to restart only when the monthly patch arrives.

    Just curious.
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    04-05-2021 07:36 PM
  2. getjeffrey's Avatar
    Every Sunday.
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    04-05-2021 07:39 PM
  3. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    I restart my phone every day, but I'm always messing with/ tweaking it as it's rooted. But I believe it's a good thing to restart at least every few days. It just refreshes everything for phone to run smoothly
    J Dubbs and dangerousfen like this.
    04-05-2021 07:40 PM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    Well, EH, I’ll usually reboot my phone every few days or so. Depending on the situation and the circumstances for example if I’m testing out an app on my phone, and I’ll be more inclined to reboot my phone more often than not during the week.
    04-05-2021 07:46 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Great thread - thank you for posting!.

    I'd say I restart maybe once every five to six weeks, when I get my software updates. But I will sometimes restart a bit more often than that if I encounter a glitch of some kind or if I need to turn my phone off for some odd reason.

    I miss those battery-pulling days!
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    04-05-2021 08:09 PM
  6. Poolman55's Avatar
    I utilize the scheduled power off and on with my One Plus phones.
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    04-05-2021 08:21 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I only restart if my phone is acting odd, which is pretty rare. But since it's a Pixel 3 XL, it'll restart at least monthly due to the security patches (and probably twice a month if you include the Google Play system updates, which are separate from the monthly security patches).
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    04-05-2021 08:27 PM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    I only restart if my phone is acting odd, which is pretty rare. But since it's a Pixel 3 XL, it'll restart at least monthly due to the security patches (and probably twice a month if you include the Google Play system updates, which are separate from the monthly security patches).
    Yup yup, I definitely agree with you about that!
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    04-05-2021 08:28 PM
  9. isired's Avatar
    I have my Note 10+ set to reboot every day at 3a. It just seems to run better that way.
    04-05-2021 10:09 PM
  10. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    My S10+ restarts about 3 times a week in the morning. It keeps it running a little smoother.
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    04-06-2021 02:56 AM
  11. YankInDaSouth's Avatar
    I only restart if my phone is acting odd, which is pretty rare. But since it's a Pixel 3 XL, it'll restart at least monthly due to the security patches (and probably twice a month if you include the Google Play system updates, which are separate from the monthly security patches).
    Pretty much exactly what I do with my Pixel 3 ...
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    04-06-2021 04:15 AM
  12. dangerousfen's Avatar
    Great thread - thank you for posting!.

    I'd say I restart maybe once every five to six weeks, when I get my software updates. But I will sometimes restart a bit more often than that if I encounter a glitch of some kind or if I need to turn my phone off for some odd reason.

    I miss those battery-pulling days!
    Exactly the same for me but I really don't miss those battery pulls. I guess it's very nostalgic though. Got rid of my Curves but still have an old, working 9900, laying in a drawer.
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    04-06-2021 06:04 AM
  13. WP7Nettwerk's Avatar
    Interesting to see some people specialy rebooting phone. For me I don’t reboot phone so often. Last time I think, I rebooted phone two months ago. I dunno why it didn’t locate my location for Navigation app.
    04-06-2021 10:15 AM
  14. joeldf's Avatar
    I only restart if my phone is acting odd, which is pretty rare. But since it's a Pixel 3 XL, it'll restart at least monthly due to the security patches (and probably twice a month if you include the Google Play system updates, which are separate from the monthly security patches).
    I do this as well on my Samsungs.

    Except for the Google Play system updates, because, to be honest, I don't know when those happen.
    04-06-2021 10:43 AM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Except for the Google Play system updates, because, to be honest, I don't know when those happen.
    Yeah, the schedule for those updates seems to be much less defined, and it also seems to vary more widely between devices (even Pixel devices). My 3 XL sometimes gets it later than even my Lenovo Tab M8 FHD.
    04-06-2021 12:26 PM
  16. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    Exactly the same for me but I really don't miss those battery pulls. I guess it's very nostalgic though. Got rid of my Curves but still have an old, working 9900, laying in a drawer.
    I still have a working 9900 also. Years back, it slipped off my lap while I was getting out of my car at home. Spent two days on the lawn in the sun & the watering system kicked on three times. I hadn't noticed it was missing as I was working on a deadline for my job. Found it when I was leaving for work Monday morning. Power was still on. It was soaked & the screen was foggy. Pulled the battery & threw it in rice for three days. Replaced the battery & all was fine. It never missed a beat. Tough little phone.


    My current phone is scheduled to Auto Restart at 3am every Wednesday.
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    04-06-2021 01:58 PM
  17. EnthalpiousKitten's Avatar
    Usually when things start acting up due to the occasional background app glitch or the RAM just getting cluttered (I have a measly 4GB). Also if the alarm clock mysteriously quits going off.
    04-06-2021 06:41 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    Exactly the same for me but I really don't miss those battery pulls. I guess it's very nostalgic though. Got rid of my Curves but still have an old, working 9900, laying in a drawer.
    You're right about it likely being nostalgia. It was just nice that that could magically fix everything. That's so awesome that you still have a functioning 9900! I have my BlackBerry Bold 9780 put away too!
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    04-06-2021 08:33 PM
  19. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Appart from restarts after the monthly security patches, do you restart your phone regularly, i.e. every few days, once per week?
    Once a week, that's about it.
    04-07-2021 12:16 AM
  20. AllenRulz's Avatar
    I do it like I do my internet Router, twice a week.
    04-07-2021 05:34 AM
  21. infinidim's Avatar
    About once a week on my Nokia 8.3 5g Android 11 but if there is a carrier services update after that has happened.
    04-07-2021 06:49 AM
  22. pauljd2014's Avatar
    I turn my phone off every night, when I go to bed. Of course, I turn it back on when I get up!
    04-07-2021 06:56 AM
  23. AllenRulz's Avatar
    I turn my phone off every night, when I go to bed. Of course, I turn it back on when I get up!
    I need to start doing that. But my sleep schedule is so damn random.
    04-07-2021 07:02 AM
  24. davidnc's Avatar
    Once a month
    04-07-2021 08:50 AM
  25. tube517's Avatar
    Last 2 phones have a schedule restart option. This thread just reminded about that feature as I had turned it off.


    Maybe once every 2 weeks is how often I restart if that. My V60 never gives any issues so I restart usually when I feel like it.
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    04-07-2021 08:54 AM
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