Have heard people mention Xdrip a lot. Someone here said, “Compared to Xdrip, the Dexcom app is a toy”. Wouldn’t go that far but I expect to switch to the Xdrip app permanently. A HUGE benefit, I think, as you can extend the life of your sensors and tranmitter without restarting sensors or changing battery in tranmitter (which I have never tried). This is true for the G5, but not sure about the G6.
I am up and running on Xdrip as of today, Much easier than I thought. Anyone should be able to do it. Just a caution, as Xdrip and Dexcom cannot both be installed on your phone at the same time but G5 can run on your receiver while Xdrip is running on your phone. A great chance to see which algorithm produces better readings for you.
Here are the steps I used.
Uninstall Dexcom G5/G6 mobile app on phone.
If you have a watch, uninstall Dexcom app there too.
Install latest version of Xdrip+ on phone. (Xdrip-plus-20190518-14a03a7.apk, currently)
If doesn’t download than allow phone to access unknown sources
Xdrip app will open and you have to sign and agree a couple of times and then
indicate you have a G5 a couple of times. Same with G6, I think.
Put in your transmitter code when asked.
Then it will link to your transmitter and will show it is obtaining readings. When it has
3 readings (about 10-15 minutes) it will be working.
At your leisure go through settings and fool around.
Join a facebook group for Xdrip so you can ask any questions and get answers.
Biggest benefit is you do not have to restart sensors or transmitter. They will last until you stop them because you feel they are no longer accurate. Now I will look for what I expect will be many more benefits and report back in a day or two.
Good luck. I think worth trying!