When to power off

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  1. Howsthisthingwork

    Howsthisthingwork Member

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    New Droid user and I'm confused about one thing: is this device supposed to remain ON or in STANDBY mode all the time. People keep saying not to turn off the Droid at night because that is, in essence, a reboot and constant reboots aren't good for the Droid. Not sure what to do.

    As a sidenote, everything works great on the Droid: apps, email, etc.

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    You can turn your Droid off anytime you want except if you are charging it. For some reason that makes it stay on. It doesn't create a "constant reboot." I turn mine off sometimes once a day just to let it get things straightened up. Sometimes it lags and I reboot when that happens too.
     
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    Interesting. I don't think I've seen people say that. I have seen people state that regular battery pulls aren't a practical necessity like they are on other devices.
     
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    Same thing here. I reboot it once every couple days. Usually it's after i've installed a few updates. I reboot it just to make sure everything plays nice. While you may not HAVE to do that, i do it just as a precaution. If you just sit there and reboot your phone all day, it MAY have an impact on it, but i doubt it. You can turn it off, whenever you see fit.
     
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    Wow, really? Those people are idiots.

    Turn it off when you want. If it's running like crap and killing a bunch of tasks doesn't help (which has never happened for me), or there's some goofy setting you can't figure out how to unset, reboot it. Otherwise, it won't need it.
     
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    treat it like any other cell phone.

    do you turn it off when you sleep? do you leave it on 24/7?

    the droid has proven to perform steady when on for days or even weeks without a reboot.

    it's really up to you if you want to reboot it or not. I personally reboot it every other day, i see it as like a computer, it might slow down a bit through the long haul, but it's proven to be more than capable.
     
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    Thanks to all for the guidance.

    I should have clarified in my original post that "...people keep saying..." weren't on this forum, but rather personal friends and self-proclaimed tech wizards.
     
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    I basically treat my Droid like my desktop, it only gets a reboot when it acts up.
     
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    What Hook said. Rebooting causes no long-term problems with the phone (don't know what idiot told you otherwise) and can at times improve performance (though not in any way that you couldn't do via other methods).
     
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    I usually reboot my phone via shift + alt + del when I need to put it on the charger. I only charge the phone like every 2.5 days though. I don't charge it every night like most people on here.
     
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    Personally, I think it would just be a PIA to power down every night. I power down and reboot every now and then but thats usually because I've updated the ROM I'm running.
     
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