As you can see from my previous question, How can I escape Google?, I am not overly keen on sharing my personal data.
I just got yet another new Android phone, after yet another died. Because I do not want Google having access to my data, I was going to post to post to Software Recommendations asking for an alternative.
I searched first & found Google to Encrypt Android Cloud Backups With Your Lock Screen Password, but 1) that's over 3 years old, so I don't know if it is still valid, and 2) I do not have a lock screen password.
Yes, I know that that sounds strange, especially if I am asking about security and privacy, but I have my reasons. I am concerned about large corporations accessing my data, not family and friends.
So, can I somehow activate Android's "backup to Google drive" without setting a PIN on my phone (please don't suggest setting one and sharing it with those I trust — there will be no PIN).