Typical methods for storage of internet passwords 2015

This statistic shows the most common methods to store online passwords according to internet users worldwide as of June 2015. During the survey period, eight percent of respondents stored passwords on their smartphone.

Most common methods to store online passwords according to internet users worldwide as of June 2015

Share of respondents
I tend to remember my passwords53%
In a notepad20%
On a paper/sticker that is stored near the computer10%
Passwords are stored in the browser10%
Write down passwords in a file/document on your computer10%
Passwords are stored on my smartphone8%
Password are stored by specialized software7%
I e-mail passwords to myself6%
Passwords are stored in an online, cloud-based service4%
Other4%
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Sources

Release date

August 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

June 2015

Number of respondents

12,355 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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