Would you dare to reset your Windows Phone
July 22, 2012 at 12:01 GMT | By John Williams
I appreciate that not everyone is as obsessed with their Windows Phone device(s) as much as I am, but I'm sure you love the OS just as much. I can't help it, the UI has a hypnotic effect. The Windows Phone operating system is known for its fluidity and clean metro design, but every now and them the home screen may end up clattered and the phone full of apps and settings you don't necessarily need.
As a self-proclaimed poweruser and editor of WPSuperfanboy, I tend to download apps at the request of developers for review purposes. I also download apps and games for no particular reason, mainly after trawling through Marketplace for 5-star apps. I also tend to save website that i think are of interest as favorites at the drop of a hat, meaning that my favorites list is at least 50 strong at any given point.
Recently, I was forced to change the device as I used as my daily driver, courtesy of the never-ending English rain (can you believe there was a hose pipe ban?). I though the change over was going to be the most traumatizing experience I would have to endure in a long while. But to my surprise, it was the best thing I've done for a long time, liberating at the very least. I feared I was going to be losing all my settings, favorites, apps and the rest. I realized that I had been carrying a lot of junk on my daily driver. Having to start afresh allowed me to download the apps I only use, favorite websites I frequent, synchronize email addresses that are important and above all, re-organize my home screen.
It might sound crazy but i dare you to reset your phone today. You will still be able to download your previously purchased apps without having to pay again. Developers won't love you for it but you will be glad you did, trust me.
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