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  1. cgskipper

    cgskipper New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got an Incredible last week...it's my first smartphone and my first Android device. With all my past cell phone and now the Incredible, I've just plugged it in every night to charge the battery.

    Is there any need to shutdown and restart the Incredible on a regular basis like you would for a computer? Just wondering if this would clear caches, speed it up, etc...
     

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  2. ws450r

    ws450r Member

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    I shut mine down every night. It seems like it takes awhile for it to completely shut off. Don't know if it is backing itself up or something, but I never leave it on overnight if I can help it.
     
  3. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member

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    No reason to shut it down. I leave mine on for days on end. In fact since i got mine on thursday (29th) I've only shut it down 4 or 5 times. Most were on the first day while i swapped the battery and put in a new sd card. I tend to shut it down every couple of days but only if an app is acting up. For example last night i was listening to wgn radio app and it kept shutting off the audio feed, so i'd have to restart it (app issue not the phone). Anyhow i started walking upstairs and i was hearing 3 wgn radio audio feeds at the same time it sounded like it was echoing. I tried to get the app to shut off, but it just wouldn't budge, so i shut it down and rebooted. After that all was well again. So only in times like in my example do i shut it down. Some apps just aren't quite as polished at they could be, thats just how it is.
     
  4. DonDraper

    DonDraper Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you have to do it every day or every week even, but I tend to do it every few days. It all depends on what apps you run and how well they are written as far as how much it helps refresh the phone.
     
  5. jfunk

    jfunk Well-Known Member

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    In general, you shouldn't have to shut it down unless you've had some problem with a misbehaving app or an app killer messing something up.

    Well maintained full sized computers don't even need to be shutdown or restarted unless an update to system files requires it.
     
  6. DDinTV

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    Where in the world did you find the WGN Android radio app? I've been looking for this app since I got my Samsung Moment in March, and it doesn't seem to exist. I type "WGN" into the search field in Android Market, and I get the following message:

    There are no matches in Android Market for the search: wgn

    Suggestions:

    Make sure all words are spelled correctly.

    Try different keywords.

    Try more general keywords.

    There's only one way to spell WGN, and I've searched again and again. I've even tried searching for "radio" and can't find it. Where is this elusive app?
     
  7. Callahan

    Callahan Well-Known Member

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    Chicago's WGN Radio 720 - Android app on AppBrain :)
     
  8. DDinTV

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    I tried loading it using AppBrain. Here's the message I got:

    There are no matches in Android Market for the search: pname: com.tribune.wgnradio

    Suggestions:

    Make sure all words are spelled correctly.

    Try different keywords.

    Try more general keywords.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  9. Callahan

    Callahan Well-Known Member

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    That's strange. I decided to try it after the above post and it installs fine for me using the AppBrain app. Weird. Don't know what to tell you.:confused:
     
  10. DDinTV

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    I think I found the problem.

    The WGN app says it works with Android 1.6 and above, and my Moment is running Android 1.5. I called Samsung, only to discover that I'm stuck with 1.5, at least for now. Unfortunately, it looks like anyone who owns a Moment won't be able to run this app.
     
  11. tc1uscg

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    I don't have to shut mine down manually. It does it all by itself whenever it feels like it. :mad: Can't figure out the conditions but a couple times a day, I have to pull out the battery and reboot the thing. On my 2nd phone, and it's doing the same thing. Going back to switch it out with nr 3. :cool:
     

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