The number one file Americanís donít want others to see on their smartphone isnít porn or dirty pictures of themselves, but bank account information. 1 in 4 (25%) Americans donít want that seen by others on their smartphone.
mails or texts written on a smartphone (24%) came in as a close second, followed by emails or texts received (23%), websites visited (15%), and porn (10%). 8% of Americans said they would be embarrassed about friends or family seeing naked selfies on their smartphone.
When asked who Americans most want to prevent from accessing files on their smartphone, friends rank #1 (22%), followed closely by children (21%) and co-workers (21%). Other choices include boss (18%), parents (12%), and spouse or significant other (12%), strangers (12%) and hackers/criminals (8%). Most Americans (81%) feel the need to keep files on their smartphone private.
The top reasons why include:
- One third of Americans (29%) fear it will get lost
- 28% fear it will get hacked
- 16% donít have a security code to keep my phone private
- 6% share their phone with their friends
- 5% share their phone with their significant other
- 5% have naked photos of themselves on their phone
- 5% have naked photos of other people on their phone.
- Websites they have visited (20% men vs. 11% women)
- Porn (15% men vs. 5% women)
- Photos of others (13% men vs. 5% women)
- Videos of others (8% men vs. 3% women).
Furthermore, out of more than half (58%) of American adults who have a smartphone, 1 in 4 (27%) feel the need to delete data or files to make storage space available, with 14% indicating they feel the need to do so, either very often or often.
The survey was conducted by TNS as a national poll of 1,000 U.S. adults.