Windows Phone 8 random reboot issues reported

People in the US and other parts of the world are now buying the first Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC and Nokia. As usual with a new mobile operating system, there have been reports of some initial glitches in these Windows Phone 8 launch products.

The Microsoft support message boards have been the source of new reports from HTC Windows Phone 8X users who claim the device randomly reboots. Similar reports have been posted on the WPCentral.com forums. One person on the Microsoft forums stated, "It was fine for the first week, but is now rebooting several times a day.  Every time so far (that I've noticed) has been when it's been sitting on my desk doing nothing."

Nokia's own support forums have seen complaints from Lumia 920 users. Those users have reported similar rebooting issues as well as random freezes and some battery issues. The Verge reports that Lumia 920 owners might get better battery life by disabling its NFC features.

So far, Microsoft, Nokia and HTC have yet to comment on what might be causing these glitches. There's also no word on how widespread they might be.

Via: The Verge
Sources: Microsoft, WPCentral, and Nokia forums

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I've had my Lumia for a week and haven't had any problems at all. No random reboots, no freezing. Even left it off charger last night, starting with a full charge, and it was at 94% when I woke up this morning.

I haven't had any problems with my L920 in Canada either
could be a random app that some are installing or something else causing the reboots,
don't know but I would imagine once it has been investigated by MS, Nokia or HTC an update will be put out.

This is WP, meaning MS will patch it and ALL WP devices will get it. (Unless those idiot carriers decide to hold it back for "testing" reaso... emm... excuses.

JSYOUNG571 said,
I guess you all will have to wait on Windows phone 8.5 next year for the fix. Windows Phone 8 platform will be closed down, so you all will have to buy another phone to get the 8.5 update.

Just like when people were forced to buy new phones to get 7.5. /S

EDIT: haha, so you noticed your trolling mistake, ha? Well, too late for that.

JSYOUNG571 said,
I guess you all will have to wait on Windows phone 8.5 next year for the fix.

I may not be a fan of WP, but as a Mac user, I sure have crap load of complaints on iOS and Mac OS in general.

With iOS 6, are you feeling the pain of its ****ty map yet? Well, that's why I am still in iOS 5.1.1. And no iPhone 5 for me either.

With Mac OS, the battery life still sucks in both Mountain Lion and Lion. It is nowhere near as good as Snow Leopard.

So at least with Microsoft, you get fixes and you are more likely to get their officlal acknowledgement than with Apple secret bull**** + full denial of real issues to the public. There you have it. That's my beef with Apple as a Mac user.

JSYOUNG571 said,
I guess you all will have to wait on Windows phone 8.5 next year for the fix.

There were a lot more updates to wp7 than just 7.5.

JSYOUNG571 said,
I guess you all will have to wait on Windows phone 8.5 next year for the fix.

If its a Nokia problem they will push out a fix asap ota, no need to wait for another major os update. MS will probably start pushing out WP8 updates early next year to add and fix whatever they couldn't before the launch.

virtorio said,
My experience with WP7/7.5 (as much as I like it) is that it likes randomly reboot as well.

I have had WP7 since launch with different phones. Focus, L800 and L900 and I have never had one single reboot issue with any of them. Your Random reboots maybe be something that is affecting just your phone and not the os as a whole.

virtorio said,
My experience with WP7/7.5 (as much as I like it) is that it likes randomly reboot as well.

I have never had any issues with my Omnia W.

virtorio said,
My experience with WP7/7.5 (as much as I like it) is that it likes randomly reboot as well.

I have NEVER witnessed this... Neither has my significant other, or the friends I have with WP7. Not saying it hasn't happened to you, but I've never seen it (Or heard of this occurring)...

Hmmm. Could it be a network issue? The only other person I know with a WP7 phone (a Lumia 800, I have the 710) also has the same problem and they're on the same network as me.

Come to think of it, I don't think it's happened since the 7.5 refresh update.

rlutw168 said,
Never have reboot or manual boot experience on my WP7, but have two times reboot on my WP8 within one week.

I have the L920 for 2 weeks now and haven't had any of the issues that have been reported by some. I think a lot of the problems are with the ATT phones, but I could be wrong.

Meh, i didnt expect a 100% perfect launch. I dont expect phones to not have an issue. Theyre rushed to market as fast as possible cause management pushes it out for their bottom lines. Patches can fix whatever MS didnt in testing..we hope...

I am on O2 in UK with HTC 8x and I have been getting the reboots since switching it on. Sometimes I get 1 in a day others 6 or 7. I don't believe it to be anything to do with additionally installed apps as it rebooted before I had chance to install any

I don't have a major problem with this provided its fixed soon

HTC 8X here and no reboots what-so-ever. Maybe an app clash? What have people all got that i don't?

One thing that does confuse me though, when i turn the phone off, if it's plugged in it just turns itself back on straight away!

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