Fingerprint reader usage in the Nordics 2018, by activity

This statistic represents the result of a survey on fingerprint reader usage in the Nordics in 2018, by activity. According to data published by Deloitte, 93 percent of fingerprint reader users used this technology for unlocking their phone, and 46 percent used it for logging into apps. Moreover, 42 percent of respondents used their fingerprint to authorize payments and purchases.

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Release date

November 2018


Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Survey time period

July, 2018 to August, 2018

Number of respondents

2,235 respondents*

Age group

18-75 years

Special properties

have used fingerprint recognition on their smartphone

Supplementary notes

* The number of respondents in each country was as follows:
Sweden n=817;
Norway n=529;
Denmark n=519;
Finland n=370.

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