This is how the smartphone users answered.
Do you have a screen lock enabled on your smartphone?
Without a screen lock, anyone can get into your mobile phone and get access to important information. Even so, just one in two people say they have enabled any kind of password on their smartphone.
iPhone users have a slightly higher safety philosophy – 57 percent have enabled a screen lock, compared to Android users (51 percent) and Windows Phone users (55 percent).
There are different types of screen-lock with different levels of security.
According to the survey iPhone and Windows Phone users prefer numerical codes. Android users are more into pattern locks.
Regardless of which type you choose, it is safer to have a screen lock, than not having one.
Changing passwords on a smartphone does not seem to be a priority among the Swedes. One in three change their passwords less than once a year and one in three has never changed their password. Worst are the iPhone users – 34 percent said they have never changed their passwords.
But iPhone users are not that much worse than the Android users (30 percent) and Windows Phone users (30 percent) in never changing passwords.
Seven out of ten people say they do not use a security program. The differences between the operating systems are significant. Almost half (45 percent) of the Android users say they use a security software in their mobile phone, while only ten percent of the iPhone and Windows Phone users have one.
One explanation could be that the iPhone users have access to the security software Find my iPhone which does not require any installation on the phone.
Many services and apps allow you to save your password for easy access. It’s nice to avoid signing in every time an app is used - but it can also be a safety hazard if you lose your phone.
Fortunately, only one in ten say they are automatically logged in to one or more services on their mobile phones.
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