Hello all! I recently purchased a Pixel 6a and installed GrapheneOS. My goal is to find a balance - restrict Google as much as possible, but still maintain usability. It is important that my Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 have basic functionality, and I tried User accounts with Play services, but every time I switched out, the watch would disconnect.
So I took a position of working entirely in the Owner account with sand boxed Play Services, always on VPN, and used the Play store with a throw away account to avoid third party interfaces. Once I verified that the watch would operate properly, I started to add on the apps I typically like to have from the Play store. I have spent quite a bit of time doing this.
I just noticed that in my pull down shortcuts, there is a GPay that launches what appears to be the app. But I cannot find it anywhere in my Settings > Apps (show system) and in the Play Store, if I were to try to install GPay or Google Wallet, they each present with "Install" rather than "Open", so the playstore doesn't see it either.
Does anyone have an idea how GPay snuck on? Through the Samsung Wear? Just weird. I'm willing to start over with a reset, but I'd rather explain this oddity.