Last month we asked you to tell us your mobile phone pet peeves. The results are in, and 44 percent of you listed “constant phone checking” as one of the most annoying behavior among your smartphone-wielding friends.
Bad manners on your smartphone isn’t just annoying, it can also compromise your privacy and safety.
Men vs. Women
Although 39 percent of pollsters believe that men and women have equally safe phone safety habits, this is not the case according to our Microsoft Computing Safety Index results released earlier this year. Sorry ladies, but men are better at locking their phones with a password, using secure wireless networks, and installing updates. Or at least that’s what they claim.
Our results didn’t just divide people by gender—we found those 40 and older were much less likely to lose their phones. Men and women were equally likely to lose their phones.
Didn’t get a chance to participate in our mobile manners & mayhem poll? You still can.