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Turn off your smartyl phone.

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by Mr Jones, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Mr Jones New Member

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    Question for you tech guru's out there.

    Is it a good practice to do a power cycle (on, off, on) with your phone at least once a week?
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  2. Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Not unless you are experiencing funky wonkiness come end of week. If that's the case, you might have some underlying issue.

    Power cycling/restarting used to be a earlier Windows routine. Not so much anymore if you are running a modern os.
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  3. syadasti i heart mac

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    Actually its no different today with any OS, there are still memory leaks and bugs especially with third party applications which can necessitate a reboot. Memory management has improved but they aren't immune especially with so many lines of code/developers involved and the more limited hardware specs found on smartphones.
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  4. DaveW Space Monkey

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    lol I don't get a choice about turning the phone off every few days..... bloody Nokia N97's symbian starts fu*king up and running slower and slower after3-4 days usually by day 5 the screen stops working (software not firmware as it starts working fine again..... As the phone shuts down).
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  5. H8R Cranky Pants

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    I just jumped to Android from an S60 device. Dude, get off Nokia right away, you'll be sooo happy.
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  6. DaveW Space Monkey

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    And I am.... LG P920 Optimus 3D running the 2.2.2 'droid.
    Loving it except for the app's don't quit, so to stop them chewing thru the battery I have to use the application manager to shut them down after using them which is mildly annoying.
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  7. woodsguy gets infinity MPG

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    I got a Windows Phone last Febuary and since the NoDo update in the spring (on Mango now) the only time I had to restart it is when I installed a 32gb card. Rock solid with zero memory leaks. Background apps are controlled very well so no need for an app manager. Plus, no malware!
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  8. woodsguy gets infinity MPG

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    I must have jinxed myself because I had to reset my phone today! My 3G stopped working. Must be all the switching on/off airplane modes on my last trip. But I don't blame the OS, it seems like a Samsung issue.
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  9. Sghost New Member

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    Its a Samsung issue.
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