Apple's Average iPhone Users Unlock Their Devices 80 Times Per Day

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    During a Friday call with reporters where Apple discussed the security of iOS devices, Apple shared some interesting statistic on iPhone unlocking that were highlighted this morning in a report from Ben Bajarin (via The Verge).

    According to Apple, the average iPhone user unlocks his or her iPhone 80 times per day, and 89 percent of iPhone users who have access to Touch ID have set it up and use it to unlock their devices, saving valuable time over entering a PIN.

    During a 12 hour day, that equates to checking one's iPhone 6 to 7 times per hour or approximately every 10 minutes. Over the course of a full day, using Touch ID instead of a PIN code can save several minutes of time, and as it doesn't disrupt the iPhone entry experience, it's something most people don't hesitate to enable.

    As Bajarin points out, implementing security on a device that needs to be unlocked close to a hundred times a day is no small feat, with Touch ID serving as an example of Apple's efforts to balance security with user experience.
    Available since 2013, Touch ID now comes standard on all of Apple's iOS devices from the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad Air 2 and later, and the iPad mini 3 and later. In addition to allowing Apple to replace the passcode with a faster iPhone entry method, Touch ID enables password replacement in third-party apps, is used to verify iTunes purchases, and is a key part of Apple Pay, Apple's payment service where each purchase is verified with a user's fingerprint.

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  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 65816

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    Apple's Average iPhone Users Encounter People They Want To Avoid 80 Times Per Day
     
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    I'm sure I do it WAY less now that I have an Apple Watch.

    Which is secure in it's own way...

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    So....what else are they watching? I hear that 60 Minutes hackers have no problem monitoring our iPhones Tim.
     
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    This seems about right. A little more for me since I'm always checking my phone though.
     
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    My guess would be voluntary studies, though I could be wrong.
     
  9. manu chao macrumors 603

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    Settings > Privacy (scroll to the bottom) > Diagnostic & Usage
     
  10. atmenterprises macrumors regular

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    Ah yes. Thank you for the reminder!
     
  11. Jakeoster macrumors regular

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    I like how casual it is now.

    80 times a day, about every ten minutes everyday...no big deal...

    Institutionalized addiction at this point lol
     
  12. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    So people actually stop using their iPhones so many times a day?!

    I unlock it once in the morning and use it until I go to sleep at night.

    Just kidding. But yeah I unlock it many times a day.
     
  13. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    If you save on average a min a day on unlocking using Touch ID vs passcode entry, you save 10 days of your life over 50 years.
     
  14. Shaun, UK macrumors 68040

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    I wish I could set up Touch ID to replace all my passwords including the iTunes Store.
     
  15. DanGoh macrumors 6502

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    Sounds about right. Makes me want to get the 2nd gen touchID.
     
  16. JosephAW macrumors 65816

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    I prefer to use a passcode to unlock. Anyone can hold my finger on the phone but they can't make me type a code.
     
  17. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    As someone who uses devices with both generations of Touch ID, trust me when I say you're not missing much. Not because the 2nd gen is underwhelming, but because the 1st gen was already great.
     
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    When I get my Apple Watch 2 it will only be 20 times.

    BRING IT
     
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    About 500.
     
  21. Sill macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    I seem to recall reading on MR a couple years ago about court decisions that guaranteed a person's right against self-incrimination and improper search if their phone was PIN protected, but NOT if it was TouchID protected.

    Regardless, I am not going to activate TouchID, ever. I feel that there are too many things that are desensitizing people towards biometric ID, and I'm not going to support that.
     
  22. justmewhoelse macrumors newbie

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    Apple, The Privacy Company knows how many times I unlock my iPhone how?
     
  23. libertysat macrumors regular

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    Any of you guys have blue collar jobs?

    I do & I only get a day or two of touch id before life alters my print enough it doesn't work anymore.
    My little left finger lasts a little longer.
    Wish I could use touch id
     
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    And here I am casually wandering while unlocking my phone like 2-8 times a day max.
    They don't know your personal data, all they know is that some random iPhone was unlocked a total of 80 times idea. That's probably internal diagnostics by the way, and as someone here mentioned, you can disable the diagnostic publishing to apple if it REALLY disturbs you.
     
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