SECURE: Advanced Pixel 4a Security config for 2021

Last updated
Jun 7, 2021
Brand
Google
Model
Pixel 4a
Mobile OS
Android
Mobile OS version
11
Mobile system updates
Manual - check for updates, but do not install system updates
Mobile app updates
Manually allow app updates
Explicitly allowed
Files app by Google
Play Protect settings
Automatic - allow periodic scans to protect against potentially harmful apps
Real-time security apps
None
Authenticator apps
Microsoft Authenticator
Autofill & Password apps
Bitwarden
Find my phone
Managed by the operating system
SIM card security
SIM card is not passcode protected
Screen lock settings
PIN
Biometric lock settings
  1. Fingerprint or TouchID
Sharing visibility
Off or Hidden - block all incoming files
Browser apps
Firefox
Content filtering apps
uBlock origin, Google DNS/cloudflare/NextDNS/default ISP DNS depending on ping rate on day to day basis.
Phone & Caller ID apps
Google Phone
Messaging & Social apps
Google Messages, Signal, Threema
Music & Podcasts apps
Youtube Music Premium, Musicolet
Video & Livestream apps
Youtube Premium
Games & Optimisation apps
None
Secure DNS
Cloudflare, nextdns and google dns.
VPN
None
Maintenance and Cleaning
SD Maid Pro, Files App
Personal Files & Photos backup
Google Drive, Google One, Near unlimited Google Photos backup till device EOL.
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Personal changelog
June 2021 SP/MR updates.
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