Basic Security Pixel 4a Security config for 2022

Last updated
Nov 8, 2022
Brand
Google
Model
Pixel 4a
Phone OS
Android
Phone OS version
13
Phone OS updates
Manual updates
Phone OS security version
5 Nov 2022
App store(s)
    • Google Play Store (default for Android)
App store(s) updates
Manual app updates
Phone unlock
PIN (medium-high security)
Biometric security
    • Fingerprint(s)
SIM card
No code
Find my Phone
On
Remote wipe
Yes
Security & Privacy Apps
None
Firewall & VPN Apps
Quad9 DNS(disabed), Mullvad
Browser
Firefox
Password manager
None
Authenticator
MS Authenticator
Phone & Caller ID
Google Phone
Messaging
Whatsapp, Threema, Google Messages RCS and Signal
Music & Podcasts
YT Music, Musicolet
Photo & Video
Google Photos
Entertainment
Youtube, Netflix, Hotstar,Prime video
Note-taking
Google Notes
Cloud storage
Google Drive
Games
None
Android Launcher
Pixel Launcher
Premium subscriptions
    • Google One subscriber
Files & Photos backup
Google Drive, Google One, Near unlimited Google Photos backup till device EOL.
Files & Photos backup routine
Automatic
Notable changes
Android 13 Nov. 2022 SP
Feedback response

I am partially satisfied. General feedback is greatly appreciated, to make improvements to my overall security / privacy.

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Have you tried GrapheneOS ?

They have implemented the Google Play Services as a sandbox. I am trying it right now and I have to say it has nothing less than a regular android phone but with an improved security and greater privacy.

You can literally set in your setting that what google can have access to and this is a major difference between GrapheneOS (open-source android) and a Google Android device.
 
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