How do I maximize security/ privacy settings on moto x? If I disabled all google apps do they still collect data?
A disabled app will not collect data but in some cases there is a penalty for disabling an app. Fore example you can disable Gmail but your phone won’t be backed up. You can disable the Play Store but your apps will not be updated.
Just like on a PC be careful and don’t use, go and click on something questionable. Security is observed as watch yourself first.