I'm at over 7+ SoT and I haven't done anything but leave screen timeout to 30, turn off AoD (i simply don't need it), and eliminate animations. I absolutely hate animations. I don't need to watch something fade away or shrink to the taskbar. Just get it the fuck outta my way.- Turned off all location crap, no GPS on ever, unless actually using Maps, no apps using locations, and never scanning or searching.
- Turned off AoD ( Always on Display )
- Screen timeout set to 30 seconds
- Apps shutdown upon closing them
- Ambient EQ off
- Nearby Songs and that fluff all off, no squeeze to activate and that crap
- Motion Sense on, but only have Reach to check Phone enabled
- Smooth Display off, but Forced 90hz on
You're tinfoil is on too tight but not quite tight enough I guess because you still have a smartphone. You're still being tracked.I never have location on ever, I don't want my GPS running in the background so people can track me.
I have no opinion on the launcher swiping version from Pixel 3 as I've never used it but I moved to just gestures on my OnePlus 6T a long time ago and found it far nicer than anything before. I have a bit of a learning curve right now with my 4XL since the gestures are much different but another few days and I'll have erased all the muscle memory from the 6T. Once you use it for a few days you realize how much faster it can actually be. My only wish is that we could customize the gestures to suit our needs. That would be awesome.Yup, they took that away. You have to swipe in from either the left or right edge to do a back now and for some people it's difficult (I didn't have trouble on my 2 XL but it caused other problems).