Getting Started With A Degoogled Phone
Below is a collection of guides we developed in order to help you get started with your degoogled Android privacy phone. There is a misconception that switching to a privacy phone will result in a loss of functionality due to moving away from Google services. This doesn’t have to be the case. With a little bit of time and effort, you can have a better setup of apps and services than you ever had in while keeping all the privacy gains. We write our privacy phone guides for tech illiterate and proficient users alike. We want to walk you through making your digital life more private step-by-step in an easy to understand way.
This helpful guide explains the basics of using CalyxOS and how it differs from a typical Android experience.
It also contains step-by-step tutorials that walks you through importing your contacts.
It contains an explanation of default apps and alternatives towards the end of the guide.
It might feel like you're losing out on certain perks Big Tech offers when you switch to a degoogled phone. Nextcloud is the solution to this. With Nextcloud you get all the perks of Google cloud services like contacts, calendar and notes syncing, along with file storage and collaborative document editing. It's secure, private and free. If you want more storage space you can pay a small amount each month but the free plans will work for most users.