Like locking a car door, passwording my phone has always felt like it would only deter the weak willed. Nonetheless, earlier this year I decided a basic passcode was comforting enough for everyday life and started using a four-dot pattern lock, which quickly grew to six and then nine once each step became firmly ingrained.

For the second and a half it takes me to swipe through Android's lock screen, I don't see myself going passwordless again – if nothing else, the obstacle keeps me from looking at my own phone too much. What type of security do you use on your phone and does it make you feel safe beyond a nosy sibling or spouse?