Which mobile phone system is more secure, Android or iOS? Let’s take a look at the actual test of the top 100 apps in the app store.

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Which mobile phone system is more secure, Android or iOS, or who pays more attention to user privacy ? Cybernews reporter Ernestas Naprys recently made an attempt to find out the answer to this question.

Naprys chose an iPhone SE and an Android phone. After restoring both to factory settings, he downloaded the top 100 apps on the German App Store and Google Play respectively. Then he checked the Android and iOS systems to contact foreign servers by capturing packets. the frequency and location of these servers.

Naprys tracked the transfer requests between the two phones and external servers for five days. The results show that Apple iPhones issue an average of 3,308 queries per day, while Android phones issue 2,323 queries per day.

In fact, 60% of iOS requests are sent to Apple itself, accounting for a significant portion of outgoing traffic. On Android, only 24% of requests are sent to Google, with the majority going to third-party applications.

Apple’s devices also perform better with services known to take questionable approaches to user privacy. For example, iPhones contact Facebook’s servers an average of 20 times a day, while Androids contact Facebook’s servers nearly 200 times a day.

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