The 10 Most Popular iPhone Passcodes

Ever wondered what the most popular passcodes on the iPhone are? Well, thanks to app developer Daniel Amitay, we now have a look at the top 10 passcodes that iPhone owners use to lock up their phones.

iPhone Passcodes

The data was gathered using Amitay’s Big Brother Camera Security application which records the passcodes of its users anonymously. While the data is a small sample of the millions of iPhone users, it does point to some interesting trends. If his data is anywhere near accurate then this is how it breaks down. Out of the 204,508 passcodes he plucked, the top ten passcodes are:

1. 1234

2. 0000

3. 2580

4. 1111

5. 5555

6. 5683

7. 0852

8. 2222

9. 1212

10. 1998

The least obvious one here, as Amitay points out, is 5683. Wondering why that is in the top 10? Well, it’s because those digits spell out the word ‘Love’. You devilish iPhone owners you. You also might be wondering about 2580. Well, those are of course the digits running down the middle of the keypad. It also appears that iPhone owners like using years as passcodes as 1990 to 2000 all appeared in the top 50.

While this is a neat little look into iPhone owners habits, it’s not all fun and games. It’s a very clear sign that many iPhones out there aren’t well protected. Amitay thinks that a thief would have about a 1 in 7 chance of getting the phone unlocked,especially if the thief is familiar with the owners birthday or relationship status.

So, word of advice, keep this in mind when you start flaunting your new iPhone 5 this September.

Via: PCMag

6 Comments

  1. person287

    06/14/2011 at 9:14 pm

    Mine used to be 3333 because my school email made me set a password and I thought I’d just do the quickest and easiest one to type. However it’s a bit more secure now!

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  2. Adam Mills

    06/14/2011 at 9:32 pm

    I’m proud to say that my password isn’t on here. =)

    Reply

  3. JM

    06/14/2011 at 10:45 pm

    More disturbing is that this company is storing and using the data of people’s passcodes…kindof a red flag for me.

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    • Anonymous

      06/15/2011 at 12:00 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. Or is it more disturbing that the article doesn’t question this at all?

      Reply

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    06/15/2011 at 4:34 am

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