fluffheadman this time powered the phone off before entering pw. The phone booted normally after that.
Strange. Still no problems?
VAULT AUTO update restart after the Apps app update
This won't cause a restart. The only update that requires a restart is an OS update. The OS won't force you to restart unless you have it set up to restart automatically here: Settings > System > System update > Automatic reboot
VAULT UPDATE: I just remembered I changed my Proton VPN to SPLIT, so I can run one browser (Vanadium) without the VPN... Could this be causing the crashes... ?
I find it very unlikely, but if the crashes continue and if you see a correlation between enabling that feature in ProtonVPN and your crashes, maybe return to your old settings to see if there's an improvement. Computers can crash for the dumbest of reasons.