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Poll: How many times per day do you unlock your phone?

Are you working those fingerprint scanners and facial recognition systems overtime?

Published onNovember 24, 2020

Sony Xperia 1 II fingerprint reader standing up

Before the days of fingerprint scanners and facial recognition, unlocking a phone was a real chore. Now, as biometric technology has become so ubiquitous and more efficient, unlocking a phone can be as simple as glancing at it.

This ease of use makes smartphones easier to access, breeding more and more unlocks as a result. Throw the ever-nagging tug of notifications and the allure of immediate content, and racking up a daily high unlock total is easier than we may care to admit. It’s a perpetuating cycle.

This got us thinking, how often do our readers unlock their devices daily?

How many times per day do you unlock your phone?

1772 votes

You can find out this exact figure by heading on over to the Digital Wellbeing dashboard in Android. There you’ll find a color palette of statistics about your phone usage including how long you spend on your phone. Here, you’ll also find tools to help you manage your time on your device.

Of course, your figure likely depends on several factors. How long before your phone’s screen sleeps? Which authentication method do you use? How much information can you garner from your phone without unlocking it? Do you use a smartwatch for notification alerts instead? All these will likely influence how you use your smartphone, and therefore how often you feel compelled to unlock it.

Read more: A few days in with Digital Wellbeing, and it’s already changing my life

If you’re happy to share this info with us and fellow readers, be sure to drop a comment down below describing your use cases. We’ll highlight the best comments in our follow-up results article. Also, be sure to vote in the poll above.

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