Basic Security Pixel 7 Security config for 2024

Last updated
May 7, 2024
Mobile brand
Google
Mobile model
Pixel 7
Phone OS
Android
Phone OS version
14
Phone OS Support status
Supported - Able to receive updates for OS and security
Phone OS Updates status
Automatic updates
Google Play Protect settings
    • Scan apps with Play Protect
    • Improve harmful app detection
    • Permissions for unused apps to be removed
Google Play system update
May 1, 2024
App store(s)
    • Google Play Store
    • Other APT/APK sources
App updates
Manually check and update apps*
Phone unlock
PIN (medium-high security)
Biometric security
    • Fingerprint(s)
    • Other biometrics
SIM PIN and Card Lock
    • Not protected
Tracker Protection
    • Unknown Tracker Alerts (Android)
Find my Phone
    • Find My Device (Google)
Security & Privacy Apps
None
Firewall & VPN Apps
Mullvad
Browser
Firefox
Password manager
Bitwarden
Authenticator
MS Authenticator, Aegis
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
Homescapes and similar
Android launcher
Pixel Launcher
File and Photo backup
Google Drive, Google One, Near unlimited Google Photos backup till device EOL on 4a.
Subscriptions
    • Google One Basic 100GB
Notable changes
Android 14 June 2024 SP and Feature Drop incl. kernel update 5.10.198 and baseband firmware
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

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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.
 

Vasudev

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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.
Yes I've seen it. Will try it once Pixel 4a once EOL in 4 months. I have to see if they update kernel to current ones for all devices and if I notice any major improvements. Bank apps and Gpay is needed for me.
 

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But Apple does like Samsung, Pixel Android as trade-in with higher rate.
To claim a percentage of the Android marketshare.
  • Budget — iPhone SE 3 (A15 Bionic)
  • Recommended — iPhone 13 (A15 Bionic)
  • Flagship — iPhone 14 (Satellite Emergency SOS and Crash Detection)
Or a take a loss (or saving) depending on how you view it, and trade-in with Google.

  • Google One Basic 100GB
What do you think of VPN by Google One?
 

Vasudev

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Nov 8, 2014
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To claim a percentage of the Android marketshare.
  • Budget — iPhone SE 3 (A15 Bionic)
  • Recommended — iPhone 13 (A15 Bionic)
  • Flagship — iPhone 14 (Satellite Emergency SOS and Crash Detection)
Or a take a loss (or saving) depending on how you view it, and trade-in with Google.


What do you think of VPN by Google One?
India doesn't have Google One VPN and Pixel 7 doesn't have VPN enabled. I'm using third party VPN.
 
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