It was kind of nice resetting my phone. I've noticed that the battery life has improved, probably since I don't have as many apps installed. I've also been "choosey" about which apps I reinstall on my phone, I opted not to reinstall all of them at once.
I also have a ton more space on my phone. Again, this is a result from fewer apps and essentially 0 pictures or videos on my phone (I made sure everything was backed up on Google Photos before the factory reset).
There were only two downsides to the factory reset.
- I lost contact information for a person who I had saved to the phone and not Google contacts.
- I lost notes that I'd saved to the phone and not on Google Keep.
I'm not heartbroken about it. I already got the contact back in my phone, and saved on Google contacts this time.
I'm going to try and be mindful about which apps I choose to reinstall, and only install ones that I will actually use. Having fewer apps help with my overall Missions towards minimalism and technology.
Aside from Google, Samsung, and Verizon default apps (I even turned off all the stupid Samsung and Verizon apps I could), I have 21 additional apps installed on my phone.