How do you secure your smartphone's lockscreen?

Discussion in 'polls' started by arminius, Aug 30, 2015.

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How do you secure your smartphone's lock screen

  1. Simple swipe (no security)

    12 vote(s)
    24.0%
  2. Motion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Facial Recognition

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Face and Voice Recognition

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Pattern

    16 vote(s)
    32.0%
  6. PIN

    16 vote(s)
    32.0%
  7. Password

    2 vote(s)
    4.0%
  8. Other

    3 vote(s)
    6.0%
  9. None

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. arminius

    arminius Registered Member

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    Just curious how other users secure their phone's lockscreen. For my phone I use a PIN.
     
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I usually have a SIM pin, but since changing mobile providers, by new SIM card came with no pin, and I haven't set one yet.
     
  3. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I use pattern.
     
  4. pajenn

    pajenn Registered Member

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    pattern, although i like the fingerprint scanners better for phones that have them.
     
  5. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Pattern, although I do make my smartwatch and home trusted, and use CM Security App Lock for more private apps.
     
  6. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    I use no security for the lockscreen. I just swipe up.
     
  7. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    10 chars password.
     
  8. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Sometimes a PIN, other times nothing. I like the idea of the fingerprint scanner, and may just buy another phone to get that feature.
     
  9. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    finerprint
     
  10. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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  11. c2d

    c2d Registered Member

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    PIN
     
  12. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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  13. ReverseGear

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    Fingerprint
     
  14. SouthPark

    SouthPark Registered Member

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    Just a PIN.
     
  15. Techwiz

    Techwiz Registered Member

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    I use a passphrase to secure my android phone. It's a bit inconvenient, but its a requirement after enabling built-in encryption. I've input the passphrase enough that I've got it memorized, but it is reasonably complex. I'm under no illusion that the encryption and passphrase alone are probably not sufficient for securing my device against an attacker with greater resources and knowledge, but at least its not a four digit pin.
     
  16. ance

    ance formerly: fmon

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    +1 :)
     
  17. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Bought a new phone with a fingerprint scanner. Totally worth it. No more effort to use than no security at all. You have to press the power button anyway.
     
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