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How often do you restart your phone?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by GrouchoM, Dec 26, 2013.

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How often do you intentionally restart your phone?

  1. At least once a day

    7 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. At least once every 3 days

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. At least once every 5 days

    7 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. At least once a week

    14 vote(s)
    28.6%
  5. At least twice a month

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. At least once a month

    7 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. Never...I don't know how ;)

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  1. BinaryJuice

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    Usually every week or so.
     

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  2. dan330

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    new android phone... been playing around.. loading a lot of things. Testing settings.. testing and calibrating. rebooted often.

    just got 2 new batteries .. testing and charging.. rebooting often.

    I am guessing after i have everything setup..
    it will reboot when i change battery.. as needed when in a hurry.
    so NOT often.

    how do i answer your survey??
     
  3. Thom

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    Go to message #1 in this thread.

    ... Thom
     
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    are you talking to me?
    if so... LOL :aetsch:

    i was asking .. where do i fit in his options???
     
  5. nickdalzell

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    My Galaxy SIII used to random reboot with its original firmware shortly after an OTA update (the 'MF1' Verizon OTA). it also tended to on any custom ROM (dalvik and 200+ apps and games caused an 'OOM panic') and also tended to on custom ROMs whenever you had Play Store set to auto-update (fixed by disabling auto update and doing them manually). i only did it on purpose if i were flashing or backing up ROMs. more recently i reflashed the stock TouchWiz and everything's been fine and stable. (either my out of box software was buggy or whoever redid the stock had fixed whatever was wrong as now my battery life is excellent and so is performance and stability--also better cell signal)
     
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    I restart when flashing new firmware, kernels and some apps, a few times a month probably.

    Phone and tablet are rock stable, no crashes or random reboots.
     
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    Just found out the PRL Bug still exists (it reboots itself during a PRL update every three-four days). not a biggie, but would be annoying if i happened to be listening to music or playing a game when it would choose to do it.
     
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    You went back to TW Nick? Never expected that one mate :)
     
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    once a week or once in 5 days.. it requires one, i have s4 and it starts behaving abnormally at times, so i restart it .
     
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    I agree with the ones that said mainly when phone is acting wonky.
     
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    I reboot every time I flash a ROM update, or flash anything else in recovery. I also reboot if I change anything in my build.prop or activate/deactivate/update an Xposed module. I like messing with things so this is frequent enough for me to not think about simply rebooting for its own sake.
     
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    Yeah i went back. tried many custom ROMs and there was always something missing or not quite working as i wanted (the last KitKat ROM got terrible signal quality and i couldn't make a phone call. not really cool to have a super fast, fluid phone if i can't use it as a phone or use data anymore!) i also really missed Smart Stay and S Voice (i'm probably the only one who likes them, but i do like them, plus i do like TouchWiz's nature theme, being a nature/deer lover and it's a bit skeuomorphic and no matter how used to flat ui i get, i just can't get into it in the long term, and i couldn't get Smart Stay to work, S Voice FC's on custom ROMs, and i like multi-window. i also am planning on a Galaxy Smartwatch and it only runs in TouchWiz. the only other option is yet another Pebble, which to me is vastly inferior and only black and white, and is too expensive for the quality. the Galaxy Gear is just too Tony Stark to miss out on. oh, sure, i can wait until 2015 and get the Note 4, and hope Galaxy Gear even exists, but i hate missing out on cool stuff and i bet it won't be available then.
     
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    I voted for once a week which is just for routine maintenance however the first thing I do whenever an app develops an issue is to restart the phone before looking for any other type of fix. 9 times out of 10 restarting the phone fixes the issue.
     
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    i close it every night
     
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    I'm in the "at least once a week" bracket, because I tend to turn it off overnight if I'm not working the next day and don't want to risk a call-out. :eek:
     
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    i only reboot when i see a thread like this. then i get all paranoid that what if my phone won't reboot, so i have to see.

    i do have an old galaxy s... that when i use it i have to reboot about 30 times a day. but she is my first girl, and i can't seem to put her out to pasture.
     
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    and android has issues. it has this wonky issues. that pops when your phone stays up for a longer time period.
     
  18. Hadron

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    Your Android may have. Mine will run for a month or more with no such thing.
     
  19. DonB

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    I used to reboot once a week as a norm, or logically when flashing a new Rom, which ever came first, now I simply use an app called Auto Reboot For root only and set it up to reboot every night at 3 AM ;)
     
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    Is turning your phone off, and back on, the same as holding the power button and volume down button at the same time until it shuts off and comes back on?
     
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    Not quite. Using the buttons is a forced reboot as opposed to a graceful shutdown. The latter closes all open apps and ends services one by one until they are all closed. The former will simply terminate power without regard to the state of apps and services. You could possible corrupt data, settings or files doing this, so devices should only be shut down this way if they get hung up. It's pretty much the same thing as pulling out the battery while the phone is on.
     
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    Much like some others here, I only shut mine down for updates, and the occasional time it starts acting funky...
     
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    Every time I complete a new build :D
     
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    After updating my apps from Google Play
     
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    Since I'm rooted I reboot once a night and use an app called auto reboot from the Play store, it reboots my phone at a set time every night ;)
     

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