How often should you shut down or restart your computer?

How often should you restart your smartphone?

The short answer is: not often at all. Smartphones are designed to remain on all the time, broadly speaking. After all, the idea of a ‘mobile phone’ is that you can always be contacted. (Smartphones are phones, remember?)

Of course you will need to restart your phone from time to time. You will need to restart to install OS updates, if you are lucky enough to get them. And on occasion if things are buggy and slow a restart will help. You could manually shut down processes and apps, and that may solve your problem, but restarting does this job and also frees up RAM. Usually that double whammy will solve any problems you are having with your phone.

As with any computational hardware, if your phone is suddenly running much hotter than usual it is worth trying a restart. But if you are experiencing any of these regularly, there may be something wrong with your smartphone. In general you shouldn’t need to restart your smartphone very often at all. Certainly not more than once or twice a week, even when it is older.

Of course, how your device runs is only one part of the equation. Power draw is the other. Generally speaking restarting a smartphone will drain battery life, and switching off your phone overnight (and then restarting it) will use as much power as it takes to leave it on all the time. Smartphones and tablets are designed to go to sleep and draw very little power.

So restart only when you need to. (See all smartphone tips, and our list of the best smartphones of 2015.)


Does resetting PC make it faster?

It’s entirely possible to just wipe everything on your system and do a completely fresh install of your operating system. … Naturally, this is going to help speed up your system because it’ll remove everything you’ve ever stored or installed on the computer since you got it.

Is it better to shutdown or restart

Answered By: Neil Campbell Date: created: May 25 2021

Your assumption on shutdown is correct. Basically it shuts down all processes and turns your computer off completely. Restart, on the other hand, temporarily shuts down your PC then fires it up again. Restarting is, as I have stated above, basically a reboot of your machine.

Asked By: Joseph Young Date: created: Mar 26 2021

Is it bad to reset your PC?

However, all your installed programs and settings will be erased. This ensures you have a fresh system. Any problems caused by third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC.

Is it bad to restart your computer a lot

Answered By: Wallace Barnes Date: created: Jul 07 2021

Restarting your computer a lot shouldn’t hurt anything. It could add wear-and-tear on components, but nothing significant. If you’re completely powering off and on again, that’ll wear things like your capacitors a bit faster, still nothing significant. The machine was meant to be turned off and on.

Asked By: Logan Cox Date: created: Jul 18 2021

Powerful vs Weak Hardware (keep this in mind)

The more powerful the hardware in your computer is the longer you can stretch this period of continuous sleep/wake habit without feeling the consequence. People with old computers and or weak cheap hardware components will feel these performance degradation symptoms much faster.

However, just because you have a powerful machine that can take a lot of abuse that doesn’t mean that it should.

But if your computer is old and slow, to begin with, rebooting or shutting it down completely after use is the best way to avoid making it worse, and it will extend your machine’s lifespan.


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