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.

Vasudev

Level 33
Thread author
Verified
Nov 8, 2014
2,239
You could do a major step forward in terms of security and privacy of your Google Pixel device by installing GrapheneOS which significantly hardens many security aspects: GrapheneOS features overview
Since this thread was 4a and I was thinking of installing GOS but with certain kernel upgrades caused lot more issues and being on latest doesn't mean it's secure.
Pixel 4a ESU GOS
Since Pixel 7 is supported by GOS as long as Google ships updates the experience would be same. I simply don't want to break Banking apps and Google Pay.
 

Jengo

Level 7
Well-known
Nov 9, 2022
310
You could do a major step forward in terms of security and privacy of your Google Pixel device by installing GrapheneOS which significantly hardens many security aspects: GrapheneOS features overview
As long as the Pixel receives Security updates i see no reason for him to go to custom Rom, since with a custom Rom, most banking apps will not work anymore because of the unlocked bootloader.
 

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