Good afternoon everyone. I switched back to the 6a for size and simplicity, and I decided to go with the Sandboxed google play services and play store. The GrapheneOS site says using the play store with your own gmail is optional, but I didn't see any other way (no anon options like in Aurora). In the past I just used Aurora store and enabled play services on the phone but never had the play store available. I also tried youtube instead of NewPipe, which prompted me to sign into my gmail account. I already signed into my gmail for the play store so I didn't think twice about it.
My question is, now that I have my Gmail acct on my device, should I have any privacy concerns? It's prompting me for my Google Smart Lock passwords so it seems the account is fully connected.
Does anyone else run their device this way? What are the pros and cons?