1. jefbeard911's Avatar
    It seems like such a simply request, an easy option to add...

    So why don't we have a RESET/REBOOT option in Windows Phone?
    Why, when I need to reboot my phone for whatever reason do I have to do a full power down, then power back up?

    I thought for sure the Preview for Developers 8.1 would have given us a reboot option but no..Sure, there are reboot apps I can install (which I did) but come on MS, so simple a request.
    05-01-2014 11:13 PM
  2. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    Because not many reset their phones enough times to warrant a software or a setting.

    PS: change your phone language and you get the option.
    05-01-2014 11:15 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    It seems like such a simply request, an easy option to add...

    So why don't we have a RESET/REBOOT option in Windows Phone?
    Why, when I need to reboot my phone for whatever reason do I have to do a full power down, then power back up?

    I thought for sure the Preview for Developers 8.1 would have given us a reboot option but no..Sure, there are reboot apps I can install (which I did) but come on MS, so simple a request.
    Know what you mean.

    When the "Reboot Now" app was working I used it regularly and my phone devices were floating along with no/minimal problemz.
    Personally I think regular rebooting weekly or more is a good thing (probably get a lot of arguments there)
    05-01-2014 11:29 PM
  4. jefbeard911's Avatar

    PS: change your phone language and you get the option.
    Can't do that as I am running the PD 8.1 upgrade on a non US phone and Cortana will disappear if I do.
    05-01-2014 11:29 PM
  5. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Know what you mean.

    When the "Reboot Now" app was working I used it regularly and my phone devices were floating along with no/minimal problemz.
    Personally I think regular rebooting weekly or more is a good thing (probably get a lot of arguments there)
    Talk to anyone that knows anything about how mobile phones and software work and they'll tell you that you should reboot at least once a week. No argument here..lol

    Anyway, regardless , its a simple addition for MS if they wanted to do it.
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    05-01-2014 11:38 PM
  6. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Hold down the power button and volume down button? It's always been there.
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    05-01-2014 11:41 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    Hold down the power button and volume down button? It's always been there.
    Too much work...especially when wasted or with an aching back while laying flat
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    05-01-2014 11:47 PM
  8. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Hold down the power button and volume down button? It's always been there.
    That POWERs OFF the phone. It's not a reboot/reset.

    I'm talking about an option that reboots the phone via a software option. Other OS's who shall go nameless have it... 😊
    05-02-2014 12:02 AM
  9. widdlewade's Avatar
    If you go to settings--->about
    at the bottom of the page there tis a reset your phone. Good luck.
    Be careful using it!
    05-09-2014 11:26 PM
  10. lcw731's Avatar
    My old blackberry needed a reboot every few days. If I tried to go a week it was crawling on its knees. My 920 doesn't seem to need a reboot very often. But then again I power it off every day for about 8 hours, so maybe that helps.

    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk
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    05-10-2014 05:12 AM
  11. neo158's Avatar
    If you go to settings--->about
    at the bottom of the page there tis a reset your phone. Good luck.
    Be careful using it!
    That's for a factory reset, there is a key combination for a soft reset though.
    anon(7900571) and jefbeard911 like this.
    05-10-2014 08:19 AM
  12. 11B1P's Avatar
    Too much work...especially when wasted.....
    Really? And you're an Ambassador??
    Sourav Ghatak likes this.
    05-10-2014 08:41 AM
  13. 11B1P's Avatar
    That POWERs OFF the phone.

    Actually, no not true. It DOES reboot the phone.
    Sourav Ghatak likes this.
    05-10-2014 08:44 AM
  14. shmsnh's Avatar
    The soft reset turns the phone off, then turns it back on. Enjoy.
    05-10-2014 09:48 AM
  15. Squachy's Avatar
    Doesn't turning it off/turning it on do the same thing as rebooting..........
    What you just waste like 5 more seconds? Is that time that much more valuable to you?
    Sourav Ghatak likes this.
    05-11-2014 03:25 PM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Guytronic
    Too much work...especially when wasted.....


    Really? And you're an Ambassador??
    Thanx for not quoting completely.
    Apologies if you took this the wrong way.

    My original complete statement...
    Too much work...especially when wasted or with an aching back while laying flat
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    05-11-2014 04:42 PM
  17. jefbeard911's Avatar
    If you go to settings--->about
    at the bottom of the page there tis a reset your phone. Good luck.
    Be careful using it!
    No kiddimg be careful using it.. hihi

    Im talking about a simply reboot, not a reset. No worries..
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    05-12-2014 01:59 AM
  18. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Doesn't turning it off/turning it on do the same thing as rebooting..........
    What you just waste like 5 more seconds? Is that time that much more valuable to you?
    My time is very valuable, yes. :)

    I can also guarantee you it will take a lot longer than 5 sec, try 30 goimg from start to finish.

    But thats not the point. Its a simply feature that is in other OS's that some, not all, people may find useful. If not, just ignore it...
    Guytronic likes this.
    05-12-2014 02:05 AM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    The 2 button reset is a pain.
    In this digital age of impatience a reset should be a software feature.

    As already emulated in this thread regular soft resets are a system benefit.
    I'm a firm believer and think it's important.
    So this feature should be built into the OS.
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    05-12-2014 02:14 AM
  20. jefbeard911's Avatar
    The soft reset turns the phone off, then turns it back on. Enjoy.
    Ok, i know we're in beating a dead horse territory but i have tryed a "soft reset" on my HTC 8S. My understanding is its power button + volume down. If this is not correct let me know.

    Here's what happens when I do that... After a few sec the slide down to power down screen shows. I slide down and it powers down. But it doesnt cycle back on. I have to push the power button to turn it back on, plus, my ringer is now down to 0 and im on vibrate.

    Gotta be a better way

    Ps- the 2 reboot ap ps I found dont work with 8.1.. :(
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    05-12-2014 02:21 AM
  21. samy_a's Avatar
    Ok, i know we're in beating a dead horse territory but i have tryed a "soft reset" on my HTC 8S. My understanding is its power button + volume down. If this is not correct let me know.

    Here's what happens when I do that... After a few sec the slide down to power down screen shows. I slide down and it powers down. But it doesnt cycle back on. I have to push the power button to turn it back on, plus, my ringer is now down to 0 and im on vibrate.

    Gotta be a better way

    Ps- the 2 reboot ap ps I found dont work with 8.1.. :(
    Press the power button + volume down button, and keep them pressed when the slide down to power down screen shows: don't slide it down. After a few seconds your phone will reboot. You'll have to reset the date/time after that though.
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    05-12-2014 03:29 AM
  22. shmsnh's Avatar
    Ok, i know we're in beating a dead horse territory but i have tryed a "soft reset" on my HTC 8S. My understanding is its power button + volume down. If this is not correct let me know.

    Here's what happens when I do that... After a few sec the slide down to power down screen shows. I slide down and it powers down. But it doesnt cycle back on. I have to push the power button to turn it back on, plus, my ringer is now down to 0 and im on vibrate.

    Gotta be a better way

    Ps- the 2 reboot ap ps I found dont work with 8.1.. :(
    You're pressing it wrong.

    Press them together for 10-15 seconds. There should be a short buzz and the phone will restart.
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    05-12-2014 05:35 AM
  23. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Press the power button + volume down button, and keep them pressed when the slide down to power down screen shows: don't slide it down. After a few seconds your phone will reboot. You'll have to reset the date/time after that though.
    Thanks.. .it didnt reset my time and date but it does set my volume to 0 and on vibrate. Not an ideal way but it works... Thanks.
    05-12-2014 09:52 AM
  24. radmanvr's Avatar
    So are you saying like if you hold the power button a menu should pop up with reboot/restarting being an option?

    Like maybe
    - Power Off
    - Reboot
    - Turn off screen
    - Reboot into bootloader
    - Fast boot

    I know a phone that does this if thats what you want I can give you a name
    05-12-2014 10:08 AM

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