SECURE: Advanced Pixel 4a Security config for 2021

Last updated
Nov 18, 2021
Brand
Google
Model
Pixel 4a
Mobile OS
Android
Mobile OS version
12
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
Nov 2021 SP update.
Feedback Response

General feedback

Moonhorse

Level 30
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Content Creator
May 29, 2018
1,983
9,913
Is it only pixel that gets updated that fast? Im always getting SP month late on my 4 year old oneplus 5t, currently sitting august second patch
 

Vasudev

Level 32
Verified
Nov 8, 2014
2,114
5,061
Have got the notification for updating to Android 12 Oct 5 Patch. Will do a update after seeing how it performs. I have seen many pixel owners complaining about App freezing and animations issues. Will wait until its more stable after MR release w/ Pixel feature drops like I did with Android 11.
 

Vasudev

Level 32
Verified
Nov 8, 2014
2,114
5,061
Unresponsive touch and missed notifications are the ones keeping me from upgrading to Nov 2021 Android 12.
 
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