Question Anyone using the new Pixel 7/pro VPN? Thoughts? Input?

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hubono

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Tried adding google one to denylist, Still same. I think proceeded to add google framework, google connectivity, and a few other in the deny list, still no luck.
I wonder if pixelfy is causing a conflict.
I finally got it working. Here is what I did. Some of these things might not be necesary, but I figured It was easier to go a little overboard to see what might work. I should mention that I am in the US. I think it wasn't working mainly because it noticed that I was rooted:

Added these to the deny list:
  • Adaptive Connectivity Services
  • Google Connectivity Services
  • Google One
  • Google Play Services
  • I already had Wallet and Pay added, but that probably has nothing to do with this.
I force quit and cleared all data for the following apps:
  • Adaptive Connectivity Services
  • Google Connectivity Services
  • Google One
  • Google Play Services

Then I rebooted immediately. Once Rebooted I opened Google One, Set up my backup and started a backup. At this point I hadn't seen the free VPN option yet, so I went to do some other things, then when I reopened the Google One app about 10 minutes later, I got invited to use the free VPN. I think it just took some time for it to work.

Edit: I also flashed the December firmware this morning.
 
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Siuuuuuu89

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Still haven't gotten the December update from Google, but whenever I go into Google One, the VPN still shows as a premium feature. I guess I have to wait a little bit.
The same thing, I've been waiting since the announcement when vpn becomes available. Now I'm waiting for the latest update. I hope that it will be the last and everything will work.
I read the article https://one.google.com/about/vpn/howitworks and I hope everything will work as it should.
In the meantime, I use a paid subscription to vpn
maybe someone needs it.
 

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I finally got it working. Here is what I did. Some of these things might not be necesary, but I figured It was easier to go a little overboard to see what might work. I should mention that I am in the US. I think it wasn't working mainly because it noticed that I was rooted:

Added these to the deny list:
  • Adaptive Connectivity Services
  • Google Connectivity Services
  • Google One
  • Google Play Services
  • I already had Wallet and Pay added, but that probably has nothing to do with this.
I force quit and cleared all data for the following apps:
  • Adaptive Connectivity Services
  • Google Connectivity Services
  • Google One
  • Google Play Services

Then I rebooted immediately. Once Rebooted I opened Google One, Set up my backup and started a backup. At this point I hadn't seen the free VPN option yet, so I went to do some other things, then when I reopened the Google One app about 10 minutes later, I got invited to use the free VPN. I think it just took some time for it to work.

Edit: I also flashed the December firmware this morning.
I'm also having this issues. I looked for all those apps and couldn't find any but google one. I added it to the deny list but still get the issue. Any other suggestions or how I can find those other services?

Thanks!
 

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I'm also having this issues. I looked for all those apps and couldn't find any but google one. I added it to the deny list but still get the issue. Any other suggestions or how I can find those other services?

Thanks!

After selecting "configure DenyList", tap 3-dot menu button in the top right corner and then check "Show system apps".

You need to do something similar in Android for clearing data. Open the android settings app and then select Apps > See all apps > tap 3-dot menu in top right > show system. Then just use the search button near the 3-dot menu to search for whatever app you are looking for.
 
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As per the question asked by the OP. The VPN offered by Google so far is not the best. There is another thread on the forum where it is discussed and honestly you are better off for now with another option for VPN. I'm using surfshark and got any amazing deal for three years and is one of the top VPN providers world wide.
 
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collegencmc

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After selecting "configure DenyList", tap 3-dot menu button in the top right corner and then check "Show system apps".

You need to do something similar in Android for clearing data. Open the android settings app and then select Apps > See all apps > tap 3-dot menu in top right > show system. Then just use the search button near the 3-dot menu to search for whatever app you are looking for.
Thank you very much!!
 

collegencmc

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So I'm still having issues with Google one VPN. Any other things I should put on the denialist? Thx!
 

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    As per the question asked by the OP. The VPN offered by Google so far is not the best. There is another thread on the forum where it is discussed and honestly you are better off for now with another option for VPN. I'm using surfshark and got any amazing deal for three years and is one of the top VPN providers world wide.
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    I haven't even bothered to try it. I have had VPN.ac since 2016 and have no desire to switch. Actually just paid my $40.60 renewal for the year today (they have continued to renew me at the same promo I signed up with in 2016 so my price hasn't changed which has been great).
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    I think it's useful to have it when you connect to open security WiFi networks like hotels, restaurants, airports, or whatsoever. Completely pointless at home or in a 4G network.

    Privacy-wise, I'm not worried. I have a phone made by google, with all the google services installed on it. I have my photos, contacts, SMS, in a cloud hosted by google. I use a browser built by google. I know it's not the best decision, but it's comfortable for me. The point is, if google wants any information about me, they will have it, no matter if I use their VPN or not. If i don't want my personal data on google servers, I'd start by not purchasing a Pixel phone, or purchasing it to install GrapheneOS on it.
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    The details of the VPN and logging policy are available here https://one.google.com/about/vpn/howitworks
    The results of a 3rd part independent audit are here https://compliance.ioxtalliance.org/products/143
    The reference implementation source code of the Google VPN is here https://github.com/google/vpn-libraries

    I suggest you read the details and make an informed decision using the available data. I'm not advocating for/against this service, but I will say that it is a far better option than your ISP or mobile network or any public network.
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    I think it's useful to have it when you connect to open security WiFi networks like hotels, restaurants, airports, or whatsoever. Completely pointless at home or in a 4G network.

    Privacy-wise, I'm not worried. I have a phone made by google, with all the google services installed on it. I have my photos, contacts, SMS, in a cloud hosted by google. I use a browser built by google. I know it's not the best decision, but it's comfortable for me. The point is, if google wants any information about me, they will have it, no matter if I use their VPN or not. If i don't want my personal data on google servers, I'd start by not purchasing a Pixel phone, or purchasing it to install GrapheneOS on it.

    Unfortunately, pretty much the only option for secure phones is Pixel + GrapheneOS. Every other vendor rams the same google crap down your throat, but worse, they don't let you delete it, and they add in THEIR OWN spyware.

    Google has been engaging in some very questionable activities, politically, for quite a while now. I definitely wouldn't trust them with ANYTHING. The latest is a $13 million fund for phoney "fact checkers" (which as every intelligent person knows, are just propaganda pushers). Source: https://www.rebelnews.com/google_and_youtube_announce_13_million_grant_into_fact_checking_fund
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    Would rather continue using my paid VPN. I know they have zero logs and no IP tracking. I wouldn't trust Google in the slightest to not be logging and tracking whatever you use a VPN for.
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    I thought about using this but I assumed it was going to destroy my battery life. Is this going to allow Google to spy on us anymore just the same amount while preventing others from spying on us?