Face ID vs. Password vs. PIN vs. Fingerprint: Which is The Best Way to Lock Your Smartphone?

With the amount of personal data we keep on our phones, security
is essential. Android phones are encrypted by default, and provide multiple
methods for locking and unlocking them. Some are more secure, while others more
convenient to use.
So we are wondering which is the best secure way to unlock your
device?
Pin Code: A PIN code is a simple alternative to a password.
A strong PIN code can be difficult to remember, but easier to enter than a
password. Android allows PINs of up to 16 digits, which equates to 10
quadrillion combinations. Most people are more likely to choose a four
digit PIN which may be difficult to guess so long as you don’t use
something obvious like 1234 or 5555.

Pattern Lock: The pattern lock requires you to draw a pattern on a
grid of nine dots. You need to join between four and all nine horizontally,
vertically, or diagonally. It is easy to use, simple and likely
predictable. 

Pattern lock is only recommended if you don’t have a fingerprint
ID scanner and you dislike Pin codes.
Finger Print ID: Fingerprint sensors are now so common you even
get them in many entry-level phones. It has become the preferred unlock method
for many. It is fast and secure but fingers are not always position in
the right spot. Some phones even support fingerprint gestures.

Password: In my opinion, a randomly generated long password is
still the most secure way to lock a phone.. A strong password—or better yet, a
passphrase—can be difficult if not impossible to crack, and will ensure your
phone and everything on it remains safe.
Face ID Recognition: Fast and unlocks your phone with just a
glance. Not very secure in its current form.
Which unlock technology do you think is more secure to use and
which do you currently use?
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24 thoughts on “Face ID vs. Password vs. PIN vs. Fingerprint: Which is The Best Way to Lock Your Smartphone?

  1. All of the above is good, it's depend on choice and desire, and all has good and bad side too that's why you will always have not less than 2 option because one might fail expecially face and finger print fails sometimes

  2. Fingerprint is splendid and unlocks quickly. But a good pin code is more secure. I once read a story where a lady unlocked her man's phone using his finger while he was asleep and did what she wanted to do

  3. pin and password for me because if you are sleeping someone can access your phone by your face id when the phone looks at you even when you are sleeping it will unlock or use your fingerprint,but pin and password no magic will unlock that

  4. Face ID is still a messy authentication system in mobile devices, fingerprint is still not efficient and a strong password is manageable but cannot be relied on 100%. I would prefer a 3-way authentication system namely: password, pin and bio.

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