Hi, I'm new to GrapheneOS, so fix me if I'm wrong here.
I wanted to get push notifications & all of that working as it should be, but as first I refused to install Google Play Services - I don't use it at all, so I went with ,,clean" GrapheneOS & installed Signal, Messenger Lite & Telegram.
After some time I noticed that Signal is absolutely abusing my battery, so I thought - maybe it's because it's trying to solve push notifications on it's own?
So I installed GMS Core with Framework, but skipped Play Store, because I used Aurora Store for years & I was fine.
Somehow Signal still tells me, that Google Services are missing. Am I missing something? Is Play Store required by all of those apps? I don't use Google Services at all, I don't use paid apps from Play Store etc.
I just want to have notifications working & keep good battery life.
Can anyone tell me what's wrong?