05-22-2014 07:30 PM
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  1. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    Just curious if anyone restarts their phone on a regular basis or shuts off etc. How frequently and why?

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    05-20-2014 07:47 PM
  2. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    I usually do a restart once a week. Because I feel like it.
    05-20-2014 07:55 PM
  3. bembol's Avatar
    Back when I had the nexus 5, IDK I got obsessed with cleaning apps and restarting the phone once a week.

    Interestingly, I also got over it when I upgraded to the S5 & Z2. Strange.

    "I'll put up color bars before I'll put you in front of our cameras. " - MacKenzie (The Newsroom, HBO)
    05-20-2014 07:59 PM
  4. Sara Di's Avatar
    I end up having to restart my phone once or twice a week due to Pandora refusing to close out. Had a super embarrassing moment at work today when my Pandora unexpectedly blasted out of my phone after I placed a phone call... Thought I had closed the app out.
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    05-20-2014 08:17 PM
  5. machzk's Avatar
    I also restart from time to time. I haven't any reason to per say buy old habits die hard, and restarting probably does good, and certainly not harm.

    Sent from my Moto X...
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    05-20-2014 08:34 PM
  6. IBMJunkman's Avatar
    I turn it off everynight when I put it on the charge pad.
    Jon Jackson likes this.
    05-20-2014 08:45 PM
  7. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    Which begs the question, if you do and you rely on it for an alarm it's not going to turn on and and do the alarm is it? Also, the phone is okay turned on and on a charger all night. Is it just old habit? I noticed this phone charges at 1.5 percent or so a minute, just curious as to why you shut it off. Obviously it's fine either way.

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    05-20-2014 08:52 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I shut mine off for a recovery reboot once per month. Other than that, I only reboot if I am encountering issues.

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    05-20-2014 08:54 PM
  9. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    I shut mine off for a recovery reboot once per month. Other than that, I only reboot if I am encountering issues.

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    Recovery reboot? Can you elaborate?

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    05-20-2014 09:00 PM
  10. AZgl1500's Avatar
    On my old Galaxy 'S', the first Galaxy ever, I had to do that once a day or every other day or it would just hang up and stop working.

    I have never needed to do that on the S5 (knocking on wood).

    It is very stable (at least for me)
    05-20-2014 09:00 PM
  11. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Recovery reboot? Can you elaborate?

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    Meaning to reboot into recovery to clear the system cache.
    05-20-2014 09:06 PM
  12. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    Meaning to reboot into recovery to clear the system cache.
    Oh okay, you can clear the cache without restarting the phone. It's done from storage setting. So recovery mode does more than just clear the cache?

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    05-20-2014 09:11 PM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Oh okay, you can clear the cache without restarting the phone. It's done from storage setting. So recovery mode does more than just clear the cache?

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    I knew about the Storage option. Not bad for a quick clear.
    To the best of my knowledge, there are some (not many) system apps that can only be cleared through recovery. It also is a restart which isn't so bad for the device anyway.
    05-20-2014 09:17 PM
  14. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    I knew about the Storage option. Not bad for a quick clear.
    To the best of my knowledge, there are some (not many) system apps that can only be cleared through recovery. It also is a restart which isn't so bad for the device anyway.
    How does one do that? The start button and volume and home key or what? Seems like I've done this but had a few drinks since then

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    05-20-2014 09:24 PM
  15. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    How does one do that? The start button and volume and home key or what? Seems like I've done this but had a few drinks since then

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    You know, I just realized I posted in the S5 forum, so I apologize. Should be Home, volume up and power simultaneously until you see the first Samsung logo, then release. If you see small blue type in the upper left hand corner (based off the S4 recovery version) you did it right. Holding any of those buttons too long will result in a normal boot.
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    05-20-2014 09:31 PM
  16. Ramer84015's Avatar
    I reboot every night at 02:30 by using this app. You have to be rooted though. Playstore apps usually get updated after a reboot (at least it's my experience) so all this happens while I'm asleep
    05-20-2014 10:15 PM
  17. nonie's Avatar
    I usually turn mine off at night. I don't need it for alarm or anything else while I sleep. So you that keep it on at night, do you use ultra power saving?

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    05-20-2014 11:11 PM
  18. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    Nope, I just keep it plugged in to my charger, this way I have a fully charged device when I wake up. I don't use UPSM either.
    05-20-2014 11:55 PM
  19. Greg C's Avatar
    I restart mine every couple days. Clear out the junk and keeps it running smoothly. Same with a computer.
    05-21-2014 04:22 AM
  20. dctokyo's Avatar
    turn mine off at night
    05-21-2014 04:56 AM
  21. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I only shut mine off if I need to. I think 3 times since I got it on launch day.

    I keep mine plugged in at night and on for my alarm clock. I suppose I could unplug it if I wake up and see it's fully charged. It doesn't use much battery at night maybe 1% an hour. But old phones that didn't have this great battery, it's become a habit to charge it all night.

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    05-21-2014 08:08 AM
  22. shagnat's Avatar
    Every two or three days just 'coz........... but still cannot connect via bluetooth to my car's phone system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    05-21-2014 08:23 AM
  23. sirmaru's Avatar
    Great idea. PC's should also be rebooted once per day. I have Google Play Service running at too high a level and will reboot now to stop it. Thanks for the advice.

    I just held the Power key until it offered me the options of: Shut Down, Restart. I used Shut Down and then turned it back on. What is the difference between Shut Down and Restart, by the way?
    05-21-2014 08:54 AM
  24. pchrist11's Avatar
    Usually just reboot when I run into any problems. Only problems I have had is not receiving calls (get a voicemail notification but no missed calls) and not able to make a call. Reboot seemed to fix this and it has only happened a couple of times. Other than those few instances, I only restart when I think about it, maybe once a week. I leave my phone plugged in and turned on overnight (no UPSM). Will be using wireless charging when the official cover is available.
    05-21-2014 08:54 AM
  25. f308gt4's Avatar
    I shut my phone down just about every night. Only exception is when I am travelling and I use it for an alarm. In that case, I will leave it on and plugged in overnight.
    05-21-2014 10:09 AM
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