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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by HotRoderX, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Do you guys ever power down your Android Device?

    Phone or Tablet
     



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  2. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert

    It's recommended to restart your phone every 2-3 days to reset the ram. If you do this your phone will stay running smooth. Think of it as a computer. You can't leave it on all day everyday and expect it to maintain the same speed. These phones are basically mini computers and need to follow the same guidelines
     
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  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Only when I have to.

    Currently my tablet (Asus T101) has been on for 647:37:00 (roughly 27 days) without a reboot and is running just fine. My phone I just rebooted today, but that's only because I changed the boot animation. Prior to that I couldn't tell you the last time I restarted it.

    No problems with performance there either.
     
  4. adaaaam

    adaaaam Android Enthusiast

    I don't turn my tablet off. I never turn my phone off unless it's low on battery.
     
  5. roytheodd

    roytheodd Newbie

    I reboot my Thunderbolt every morning because it's a Thunderbolt and is prone to wonkiness and I like to imagine it's less wonky after a reboot.
     
  6. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I read a article about the thunderbolt seems like it has a lot of soul for a cell phone. The user comments seemed to say people really loved there's even thought it did have tons of issues.
     
  7. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I have cron reboot my Nexus every Wednesday and Saturday.
     
  8. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    More or less. Android is a bit better at managing RAM since it is Linux based. And Linux (or any UNIX system really) has been known to have ridiculous uptimes and still be stable. I've heard of several years without rebooting. Not to say Android is that stable and rebooting never resolves anything (quite contrary) but 2-3 days actually is pretty short for uptime.

    I suppose it does vary a lot by the phone specifically, especially for rooters, since we use different kernels, ROMs, etc.
     
  9. Only on my honeymoon. I even leave mine on when I fly (I'm bad I know).
     
  10. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    Yes, Unix itself is pretty stable. I have had many of my servers online for over a year.
    However as with any OS (including windows) some of the apps can cause instability which is why reboots are sometimes necessary.

    Java apps such as WAS, and Oracle are 2 apps that are notorious for memory leaks or not returning paging space. If the apps are not cycled and paging space gets full, you get the forked processes error and you have to reboot.
     
  11. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    For my phone, well I only reboot it when it starts acting weird, that could be a few days to a week or so.

    I've had my linux desktop running for over 50+ days without a reboot. It's Windows that requires reboots often.
     
  12. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    While there tend to be some benefits to rebooting Android devices now and then, I typically don't do it all that often. I think I reboot my Droid Razr maybe once or twice a month. My HP Touchpad gets rebooted only when I install a new ROM onto it. And my Motorola Xoom almost never gets rebooted.

    The decision on whether or not to regularly reboot your device is going to depend on the stability of your specific device... and on the apps installed on that device.
     
  13. bigdrew

    bigdrew Member

    I never reboot mine unless I'm backing up a ROM, and I've never seen any improvement after doing so. My uptimes are usually several weeks also. There's certainly no harm in it, but I'm not personally convinced there is any benefit either.
     
  14. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Turn tablet off when not in use. I don't use tablet constantly. Phone gets turned off in places where I know there is no signal from any carrier. (usually mountainous territory) Phone gets hot searching for signal. I do reboot phone every couple of days.
     
  15. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    I turn my Atrix 4G off every night Mon. thru Fri. Weekends its stays on all the time since I use it as my alarm clock. I have found that doing a fresh reboot, keeps it running smooth. I sometimes do a battery pull when it locks up. (Doesn't happen often, but does happen like our PC which is always running.)
     
  16. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Does the phone turning off on its own due to low battery and no outlet near count? No I don't turn off the phone at all, but the previously mentioned scenario happens every now and then.
     
  17. KENNECTED

    KENNECTED Android Expert

    I turn my tablet off during the day since I'm not using it. I'll reboot every now and again, bur for the most part, the phone stays on.
     
  18. I heard that it's not really good for the battery when you switch off your device, but it's recommended to do so once in 3 months. Not sure about the source though.
     
  19. Brownoats

    Brownoats Newbie

    If dying means turning it off then yes I do
     
  20. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    I used to turn my personal phone off when I start work and then turn it back on afterwards. I do not take personal calls or message while at work. After a while, I got tired of the long boot up time with my Nokia N97 and then HTC Desire Z. I discovered Airplane mode and used that for the past year or so. Since then, I don't turn my phone off at all.

    My work phone is a BlackBerry and I turn it off when I leave work. It has a pretty fast start up time and does not have an airplane mode.
     
  21. pseudoware

    pseudoware Member

    Most of the time with my tablet when it's not used. Rarely with my phone, although I reboot often, especially during a flashing binge.
     
  22. julie524

    julie524 Newbie

    I restart my Captivate at least once a day. Not because I want to, but because it goes wonky and has to be done.
     
  23. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Android Enthusiast

    I've had my S3 for quite a while now and have never rebooted or turned it off. My older Droid X I only did after a software update or two just to make sure it had a fresh start but otherwise never turn it off or reboot. My HTC thunderbolt I have rebooted a few times for system updates and one time to see what the serial # was of the unit (Under the battery).
     
  24. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    No only if the phone or tab seems to be running slow but i reboot often
     
  25. 350X

    350X Android Expert

    plugged in and on nearly 24/7

    only when I upgrade does a device get down time.
     
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