Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective?

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In our world today, most humans own or have access to a smartphone, phablet,or tablet. And for most people these devices holds their every day data and privacy. From private photos, videos and audios to bank aevery day data and privacy. From private photos, videos and audios to bank account, office or school details. So the need for strong protection of our smartphones.

Two main brands/operating systems seem to be leading the way in smartphone Security: Android and Apple Technology. While Apple boast of better security with their "Touch ID" against Android's fingerprint scanner (although the Android tech giant, Samsung has raised the standard with their ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on their Galaxy s10 and note 10 series); and ''Face ID' which is a 3D scanner against Android's face unlock which is 2D, I still call all these gimmick and special effects when it comes to smartphone Security.

Comparing these four major security passlocks in ascending order of their effectiveness:

1. Face unlock

2. Fingerprint scanner

3. Pattern unlock

4. Password

With face unlock and fingerprint scanner, a person's smartphone could unlocked while asleep or if held at gunpoint (for those who might have watched the movie "Superfly").

With pattern unlock, your thumb's print movement can be traced to get the actual pattern (one Aboki that has a phone charging & repairing shop showed me this trick).

But with a traditional password comes the most effective security measure in the sense that you must be highly conscious to initiate an unlock and even when at gunpoint you can refuse to unlock your phone and there's nothing the opposition can do about it.

In summary, the traditional password unlock is the most secure for our smartphones and I'll encourage everyone to stick to it.

Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Adegun Emmanuel - 2019-09-26 06:54:18

To me I believe that is a far way stressed way of keeping ur phone safe.... All security measures to keep your phone safe are fear to me... The thing that matter most is those that u tell the passcode or share the fingerprint censor with. 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Oluwatomisin Momoh - 2019-09-26 06:57:24

Thinking about this now, i think it's true, my phone doesn't have a fingerprint but I locked it with a pin, I could open it while anybody's watching, I'm not scared cause they won't know it, I even dictate the pin to people to open the phone but they won't remember. If it were a pattern, they would easily remember it. I think pin and passwords are still the best security a phone could have

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By David Jesse ifeanyi - 2019-09-26 06:59:26

All security procedures can be hacked through. 

Face smart lock and finger prints have high level of security because unless you're present, unlocking the device seems tough. 

Also talking about refusing to unlock your device because it's passworded poses a threat on your life

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Isomkwo Clement - 2019-09-26 07:00:06

This is so true because it has happened to me too. Every time when am sleeping, my friend do unlock my phone with my face and do anything he wants to do with it, till when I noticed , and I had to changed my phone lock from face ID and and finger print to password that he can't guess.

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Fatoki Olanrewaju - 2019-09-26 07:01:47

Passworded your phone is the effective among the other methods, other methods can be hacked by any means,but password method is secure and guarantee for the owner. I have used different method to secure my phone but I later settled with password method. 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By George Goddy - 2019-09-26 07:18:08

This traditional lock is a no go area, what I stress,  for me the best lock is pin or password, we only use finger printer because it's faster but on the real sense password is the best lock or pin, fact is even if u use ur own phone number as pin and tell someone about it, the next minute the person will forget

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Michael Abioye - 2019-09-26 07:21:41

Well I don't lock my phone because if some reasons but when it come to smartphone security one need to be very careful because at times you can easily forget the code you used to lock your phone. To me I don't see any reason why I would lock my phone just saying though 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Joseph Lawrence - 2019-09-26 07:28:57

These days a lot of hackers have devised numerous ways to unlock phones..so we all need to be wise in our dealings 

And always register your phone for tracking anytime you buy a new one 

I pray that our phones won't be stolen 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Khansaa Abisola - 2019-09-26 08:08:31

Anyone might have reason to lock their phone, for some its because of their younger siblings who would always want to access the phone while others it is just sheer wish, and I think locking ones ones phone have it own advantage and disadvantages. 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Amidat Akinniyi - 2019-09-26 08:37:40

I believe that fingerprint sensor is the best. Judging by the way most people use it and then, it makes the phone more secure than using ordinary password or pattern. Then, by any chance if there's any bad occurrence, it's quite easier to use the person's fingers to unlock the phone rather than looking around for the password or pattern to the phone

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Afolayan Abolaji - 2019-09-26 08:52:56

To me the face unlock and fingerprint seems to be the safest and the fastest way of securing your phone from the hand of third parties, cuz if you are using finger print or face lock your phone can never be opened without your consent unless they will have to wipe out the whole date on the phone

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Akume Emmanuel Aondofa - 2019-09-26 12:40:39

Securing your phone these days is a difficult task. Reason being that, Yahoo yahoo boys can unlucky any phone if they lay their hands on it. Our only prayer is that they should not lay their hands on our phone s. 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By TAIWO ADEDOLAPO - 2019-09-26 13:20:51

Securing your phone nowadays is a difficult task. Reason being that, Yahoo yahoo boys can mistakenly any phone if they set their hands on it. Our only prayer is that they should not set their hands on our phone s. 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Anthony Onyekachi - 2019-09-26 14:05:15

I think using pin for your phone password will be the best because if you try using face Unlock may get sick your face may get rough and you may be unable to unlock it or if you try password is May easily be guess with name that is why an ATM pin is always 4 digits so I prefer using pin on my phone

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Anthony Onyekachi - 2019-09-26 14:05:24

I think using pin for your phone password will be the best because if you try using face Unlock may get sick your face may get rough and you may be unable to unlock it or if you try password is May easily be guess with name that is why an ATM pin is always 4 digits so I prefer using pin on my phone

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Anthony Onyekachi - 2019-09-26 14:05:34

I think using pin for your phone password will be the best because if you try using face Unlock may get sick your face may get rough and you may be unable to unlock it or if you try password is May easily be guess with name that is why an ATM pin is always 4 digits so I prefer using pin on my phone

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Eze Collins Obinna - 2019-09-26 15:56:31

Majority of all these phone lock can be hacked anytime and anyhow. But that of face unlock and Finger print cannot be easily hacked because it only requires the presence of the User before you can unlock it 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Emmanuel Aromiwe - 2019-09-26 16:09:54

I recommend the password security because if no body knows your pass word then its 100% safe. You can also make use of the fingerprint scanner but make sure you restart your phone before you go to sleep because when you restart your phone, you must input your password first before you can use the fingerprint

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Ijomah Rocky - 2019-09-26 18:12:43

Pattern unlock has always been the best despite the new technologies that are evolving like the face I'd,fingerprint and the rest...

My reason is because your password is something that will never fail no matter how bad your phone is but your camera might have issues which won't allow it to capture your face, your fingerprint space might be scratched or something and may not recognise your finger

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Emmanuel Korodele - 2019-09-26 19:24:15

Passwords are stressful and not in the very least the most secure. FaceID and Fingerprint still is the best shot at security. Imagine having a phone with just passwords security, even the very least of hackers can easily get through your phone if stolen but with fingerprints or faceID it’s much more difficult except ofcourse the at gunpoint you mentioned

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Aladetan Justina - 2019-09-26 19:36:34

There are various ways to keep your phone locked with password and be fully protected even of its hacked the password wont be spelled correctly and im talking about adding two spaces behind your passwprd, the is no character behind the last letter so even if its been hacked and typed correctly without the two spaces it wont login because the password has been programmed with two spaces.

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Edward Chinecherem - 2019-09-26 20:41:23

For me I would say finger print scanner is the best to be used for smart phones knowing that nobody can be able to access such a phone that is secured with the owners finger print, but anybody using finger print locks should avoid giving out his phones carelessly to people he or she doesn't trust as they can configure there own finger into the phone 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Kubiat Udoisong - 2019-09-26 21:50:32

Due to experience, i prefer password  because there rest of security mediums can easily be opened from and unknowned user. However, they all have their merits and demerits in protecting and securing the phone and the user from theft and other illegal acts

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Noah Hezekiah - 2019-09-26 22:14:48

Wow this is amazing,am just getting to know all this things. I personally take my phone lock very serious because almost everything I have is in the phone and if falls on the wrong hand I ll be finish 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Idiris Opeyemi - 2019-09-26 22:38:55

I don't think this could work out,because it would surely be stressful for one to go true those process just to lock or unlock your phone

Something more better than this should be found not this in any way

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Ishaya Tanko - 2019-09-26 22:44:17

There are various ways to keep your phone locked with password and be fully protected even of its hacked the password wont be spelled correctly and im talking about adding two spaces behind your passwprd.

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Bright Fred - 2019-09-26 22:57:55

Yes password is the best for now. Once, someone input the wrong pattern in my friends phone many times and he had to wait for about two days before he could unlock and use his own phone. Imagine that. Still I believe better security systems are being discovered

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Nwite Ferdinand - 2019-09-26 23:11:39

       I can say that password or fingerprint is better for all the securit lock, because sometimes person may keep his so her phone and he may don't now that his or her friend to some one else has recorgnised the parttern of the phone or may be the phone is unlock too.

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By NDU-ELUWA CHIMELA - 2019-09-26 23:13:21

Well, I believe that each security pattern has their downside because I gone PT 2 the password of a phone when demanded can also be used to unlock a phone. So, no security pattern is 100% safe.

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Jimoh Abdul - 2019-09-26 23:51:23

Actually none of the above is safe because even the password and pin can be hacked I can hack a phone with either pin or password and the face and thumb print is also not okay the only one I think is okay but risky is the voice unlock pattern

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Abolarin Deji - 2019-09-27 00:10:50

I think pincode and password  is the best security  system. I have friend that  uses a password  to his phone no matter  how much he presses it in front of you you will never get it. 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Abolarin Deji - 2019-09-27 00:10:50

I think pincode and password  is the best security  system. I have friend that  uses a password  to his phone no matter  how much he presses it in front of you you will never get it. 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Adewuyi Peace - 2019-09-27 05:07:09

I still feel passcode is the most effective security method. I know someone who unlocked her friend’s phone with finger print when she was asleep, she just placed the hands of her sleeping friend on the phone and unlocked  it

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Peter chukwuemeka - 2019-09-27 07:23:41

Sometimes the idea of locking my phone is a big stress to me and I do not have the time to start typing in passwords,buh due to security reasons now I use finger scanner cos its fast 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Oluwatobi Adebara - 2019-09-27 08:39:48

The most effective security method for smart phone should definitely be the biometrics.Talking about the fingerprint and  iris scanner , these methods are so unique to every human and probably has no possible means of being hacked.

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Ajayi samson oluwaniyi - 2019-09-27 09:15:50

Security is increasingly important as technology advances we are moving more and more of ours informations online more,using our PC' s tablet and phone to talk banks,share informations in social medium and providing personal information to official service to verify our identity.It is important that we trust that our details arent tranked or shared with people who ' d use it to harm us....

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Ayanfeoluwa Adeniyi - 2019-09-27 11:33:37

To me fingerprint and face unlock are a nice features on modern phone but at the same time it could be also unlocked if person is asleep, but to me I prefer a traditional password lock on my phone because it could compose if many signs,numbers and aplhabet so you can't guess to unlock my phone which Is protected by a Password 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Usiagbada Samuel - 2019-09-30 19:54:02

Hmmm! Give to Caesar what is Caesars and give to God what's God's, my friend even with that traditional security sometimes if the opposing person decides that you use it my brother you mist open it oo. And everything that has advantage has disadvantage let me just drop one here, if somebody has accident and he or she is with a phone with face unlock or fingerprint we can actually use these two methods to access the phone and get to somebody who knows him or her and the disadvantage is what you said on you post.

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By COURAGE AGBONS - 2019-10-04 22:25:41

To me this security measures are needed and the face unlock and fingerprint is more reliable than others but then again this is technological innovations and we are human beings that are way smarter with abilities an electronic device doesn't possess. 

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Smartphone Security; Which Is The Most Effective? - By Morrison Preye - 2019-10-06 21:10:15

Wow all phone locks are okay... There is no one is bad.. Let me telling locking of phone is one bad thing... You my not know what will happen in the next minute.. But if in case something bad happens to u and there is no one know your password..now how they going to contact your people.. So I will say we better open one phone down.. Better than locking it

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