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  1. boyo1991

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    So many of my customers misunderstand that android and phones really are a computer and to be treated as such.. you wouldn't leave your computer on all the time cuz then it would get hot and slow! So how often do you guys turn off your phones?

    For me its once a day.. right away in the morning to get ready for the day without distraction.. can't turn it off at night cuz it doubles as my alarm clock haha
     

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    I almost never turn mine off. I do the occasional reboot if it starts to act slow but that's it.

    EDIT: The only time my PC gets shutdown is to do some pm cleaning in it.
     
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    Turn mine off at night to charge then if battery gets low during the day I will turn it off a little bit for a decent charge. So about two times for me.
     
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    I reboot wenever it starts acting stupid, usually about once a week.
     
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    Only when necessary, usually because something has crashed it. Probably once or twice a week usually. To be honest I don't shut down my computer either unless necessary.
     
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    I only shut down/reboot if it's starting to get slow or doing something it shouldn't. Same with my laptop, hardly ever turn it off.
     
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    Wow haha your guys computers take a beating then! Lol. I don't even use my laptop no more but I still wouldn't have it on that much lol no way haha
     
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    It's actually easier on your computer hardware to stay running than to have power cycles every day. My HP tower PC has been running fine like this for 5 years. The only time it gets shutdown is to clean the inside to make sure it's still getting good airflow.
     
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    Rarely restart the phone, maybe once a month or two. My Linux box has been up 6-8 months I guess. Only reboot it if the power fails (no battery backup). Had a mail server running RedHat that ran nonstop for almost 3 years until we finally had to shut it down to move it.

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    1) As often as I remember to
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    about once every week or week and a half
     
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    I run linux so I may not reboot my desktop systems for months. When I had my netbook, I did turn it off after using it, which wasn't much, thus the reason I got a tablet.
     
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    I never do because there's no reason or advantage for doing it. My N4 had 918 hours (38 days) on it before I rebooted to apply the 4.2.2 update.
     

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    It only gets rebooted if I forget to keep it charged (maybe once or twice a year)
     
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    Jeez some of you guys abuse your phones batteries! Lol
     
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    The last time I rebooted was last month when I had trouble getting a signal. It turned out to that I was deep inside a building and once I went outside it was fine.

    Prior to that it was in December 2012 when I got the JB update. It rebooted automatically. Prior to that it was in September 2012 when I got an update that fixed some signal issues I had the month before. Prior to that it was a couple fo times in August 2012 when I had some signal issues. The update in September seemed to have fixed that. Prior to that it was July 2012 when I first got the phone and powered it on.
     
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    I probably restarted my N4 4 or 5 times in the 2 months I've had it. Two of those were following upgrades the other times were when it was playing up.

    My laptop doesn't get rebooted very often - maybe once a month - but I hibernate it when I'm not using it. Don't see the point of burning masses of power for absolutely no reason.

    I know people say that shutting down computers reduces their life but I don't buy it as a real issue any more. It certainly used to be true of hard disks because the heads would rest on the platters and tear 'em up some when the disk restarted but that's hasn't be true in decades.
     
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    I never switch it off. Probably months since I've switched it off once that too because it probably got hanged.
     
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    Every couple of days, same as my computer
     
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    Once a week on average.
     
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    Not really, the batteries are designed to run all the time with regular charging cycles. The OS itself is also designed to do the same. Modern PC OS's are also capable of this with little to no performance degradation.

    While the reboot is still the go to fix for 90% of problems that will turn up this isn't the old days where it was a good idea because of memory leaks and other software problems. For me my systems 99% of my reboots are because of the monthly patch update or I'm taking my laptop on a trip. Otherwise they are powered 24/7 (or at most in a sleep mode) to perform tasks while I'm away.

    You should of course manage your hardware the way you see best, but I see no evidence that you get any benefit from it and quite frankly are probably wasting time over it.
     
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    Typically never unless I am rooting my device and requires a reboot...or if my device starts acting up :p
     
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    The last couple of phones I've got which are iCS, I don't find there's is any need to re-boot them at all. A Samsung Galaxy I had before, with Gingerbread, I would occasionally have to re-boot when it started acting funky sometimes.

    I don't really have to re-boot my laptops due to slow-downs, because I'm not using Windows. I do shut them down when I'm not using them for a day or so.
     
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    The only time I power off my desktop or phone is when they're acting funny, need an update, or they loose power. So, not very often. My desktop does go into sleep mode. My tablet on the other is used less frequently, so I turn it off when I'm done using it.
     

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