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  1. XXXdc5's Avatar
    So i was thinking the other day, i never turn off my phone unless i really have to (i.e. software update restart). Is this bad or does this matter at all? I know some users prefer to turn their phone off at night or at other times but my phone literally never gets powered down unless, like i said, it really has to.

    What is everyone's thoughts and opinions on this?

    Should your phone be rebooted every once in a while or does it matter?

    Should occasional battery pulls be done?

    What are the pros and cons if any with regularly rebooting our phones?



    I figured this thread could be used to discussed these different things and what everyone thinks. What do you guys think?

    UPDATE and CLIFF NOTES
    -Performing a battery pull is not necessary and does not do anything more than a simple off/on would.

    -REBOOT is the same as turning your phone off via the button on the top, and then turning it back on again the same way.

    -If you are experiencing problems or your phone is having some quirks you can always just reboot it (turn it off and then turn it back on), as this solves a lot of small issues.

    -YOUR PHONE IS NOT A BLACKBERRY and by this i mean along with not needing to perform a battery pull, it has been widely discussed and concluded that the task killers are unnecessary and actually do more bad than good

    -For what it's worth my experience with Advanced Task Killer: This app was the first thing i installed and was under the impression that it was helping a lot. I also assumed that about 5-10 random "Force Closes" on different apps was a normal thing. I did some research on this forum and others and decided i would try a day with the app NOT installed. I now have a smoother running phone and dont see my apps randomly force closing and crashing like they used to.
    05-18-2010 05:00 AM
  2. terpdog's Avatar
    Funny, mine sometimes just reboots all on its own. I'm not sure why but it does. I was driving into work this morning and BAM it starts rebooting. I'm debating on if I should get another one sent to me maybe this is a phone problem.
    05-18-2010 06:41 AM
  3. rpfarrah's Avatar
    Funny, mine sometimes just reboots all on its own. I'm not sure why but it does. I was driving into work this morning and BAM it starts rebooting. I'm debating on if I should get another one sent to me maybe this is a phone problem.
    That would be a problem for me. Having said that, I do reboot at least every other day. Have done this with every phone I've had since my first RAZR. With my Omnia, I was updating ROMs so much I HAD to soft reset often )

    FWIW, just seems to help keep things working right.
    05-18-2010 06:59 AM
  4. Argent's Avatar
    I only reboot my phone if something decides to start acting wonky or not working

    just like the first step in troubleshooting a PC or laptop - have you tried turning it off and on again?
    05-18-2010 07:14 AM
  5. TDAY#AC's Avatar
    Same here. I only reboot if there is a problem.
    05-18-2010 08:01 AM
  6. danielk's Avatar
    Is there a difference between 'rebooting' and turning the phone 'off' and 'on' ?
    05-18-2010 08:05 AM
  7. indianajonze's Avatar
    so i'm clear, when you guys say reboot you're talking about just turning the phone off and on again, right?
    05-18-2010 08:07 AM
  8. Joker35's Avatar
    i only reboot if i have a problem with my phone. only had to do it once with this phone...countless times with my storm though.
    05-18-2010 08:23 AM
  9. VZWBB's Avatar
    I only reboot my phone if something decides to start acting wonky or not working

    just like the first step in troubleshooting a PC or laptop - have you tried turning it off and on again?
    Same here. Sometimes if I have apps that force close, after I remove them, I tend to want to reboot. I'm fairly certain its not necessary but I guess coming from windows pc's where you pretty much have to do this whenever you uninstall, it just feels right lol.
    05-18-2010 08:37 AM
  10. indianajonze's Avatar
    i'll ask again, is there an actual reboot process or are you talking about just powering down and up again? blackberries for example dont actually reboot when you turn them off and on. you need either a 3rd party app or pull the damn battery (bad flashbacks...)
    05-18-2010 09:01 AM
  11. VZWBB's Avatar
    Yes indiana....just powering the phone off and back on again. These things aren't blackberries....

    I haven't taken the battery out my phone once. I've seen some threads where people have, but I don't think its necessary.
    05-18-2010 09:06 AM
  12. rpfarrah's Avatar
    i'll ask again, is there an actual reboot process or are you talking about just powering down and up again? blackberries for example dont actually reboot when you turn them off and on. you need either a 3rd party app or pull the damn battery (bad flashbacks...)
    Reboot= turning it off and back on. Also called a soft reset.
    05-18-2010 09:09 AM
  13. bigk's Avatar
    Reboot= turning it off and back on. Also called a soft reset.
    I assume a hard reset would be taking the battery out?
    05-18-2010 09:30 AM
  14. rpfarrah's Avatar
    A hard reset= master reset. Takes your phone back to original condition. You lose all data / apps you put on it.
    05-18-2010 09:49 AM
  15. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Couldn't remember the last soft reset I did so I checked the up time and it looks like mine restarted last night :o I only do a soft reset when something is wrong which doesn't happen to often.
    05-18-2010 09:55 AM
  16. HiImSeth's Avatar
    Mine reboots randomly on it's own. Pretty neat (and by neat I mean ridiculously annoying).
    05-18-2010 03:12 PM
  17. rpfarrah's Avatar
    Mine reboots randomly on it's own. Pretty neat (and by neat I mean ridiculously annoying).
    I don't think its supposed to do that. Taking it back?
    05-18-2010 03:24 PM
  18. XXXdc5's Avatar
    Looks like we're pretty much all in the same page which is what u was curious about in terms of when everyone reboots (soft reset)

    Does anyone have any evidence supporting a different theory???

    What about battery pulls? Is this necessary at all?
    05-18-2010 03:27 PM
  19. rayzaname's Avatar
    Unless it starts acting up, I leave it alone. Even if a reboot is needed, I'm glad a battery pull isn't necessary... *cough* RIM!
    05-18-2010 03:28 PM
  20. HiImSeth's Avatar
    I don't think its supposed to do that. Taking it back?
    I've thought about it. I usually mark it up to user-error (unless it's in the middle of the night). For instance, I'm totally new to android or any type of smart phone at all. I tried to stream the Tour of California today (blocked at work) and the phone got hot and rebooted. Battery was about 113 F or so. Sooo.. should I have not tried to run that? I thought it was cool w/ Flash, but again I'm a freakin noob so I'm probably doing something wrong.

    The other times when it has rebooted was kinda weird and unexplained. At night, I'll run Last.Fm and the desk clock as I snooze. I've got up in the morning twice out of the 4 or 5 days I've done this to a rebooted non-music-playing phone. I ran Pandora last night instead and it didn't reboot, I'll try that a couple more days and see what happens. Other than that, I've had some kinda random reboots when I'm using the device - can't recall exactly what I was doing in any of those circumstances.

    Anyhow, I bought it through Wirefly. You think I could still take it back to a store and let VZW handle the exchange/return or would I have to go through Wirefly?
    05-18-2010 03:35 PM
  21. XXXdc5's Avatar
    ^^^ that's crazy I've never heard of a battery getting hot like that. I didnt think that we still had problems like this

    Edit for auto correct fail
    05-18-2010 04:10 PM
  22. Upstreammiami's Avatar
    i do a battery pull each morning makes the phone run much faster
    05-19-2010 11:49 AM
  23. credo's Avatar
    I was a RIM/BB guy for many years. The Incredible is my first non RIM smartphone and it is awesome. RIM definitley rested on its laurels and is now seeing the competition closing in. Pulling the battery multiple times everyday was ridiculous.
    05-19-2010 05:49 PM
  24. wowpaw's Avatar
    Last time I rebooted was for the OTA. Haven't had the phone off since (nor do I plan to until it is completely necessary; i.e. another OTA)
    05-19-2010 05:53 PM
  25. JimmyMac's Avatar
    I usually reboot if the phone acts funny, or if i install a new program or sync up to the puter. However, when I reboot, I usually have to manually open up Weather Bug so that it syncs up. If I do not, then it takes forever for my Weather Bug widget to sync (if at all).
    05-19-2010 07:10 PM
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