Mobile phone manners and safety habits

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.

See the rest of the results

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.

Find out how women are more selective with the personal information they share on their phone

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.

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About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »