Smartphones: share of identity verification methods used in the UK 2016-2018

This statistic displays share of identity verification methods used on smartphones in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2016 to 2018 . PIN or password authentication was the leading identity verification method over this period, with 66 percent of the respondents using it to identify themselves on their smartphone in 2018.

Share of identity verification methods used on smartphones in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2016 to 2018

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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 2016 to June 2018**

Number of respondents

3,496*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The full question was phrased as follows: ''Which, if any, of the methods listed below have you used to identify yourself when unlocking your phone, authorising mobile payments or other transactions?''
* Survey dates: May to June 2016, May to June 2017, Jun 2018.
** Weighted base: (2016: 3,251), (2017: 3,393), (2018: 3,496).
*** Eye/iris recognition option was not available in 2016.

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