Study Reveals Americans Spend 58 Minutes On Their Smartphones Each Day

According to the latest data from Experian Marketing Services’ Simmons Connect, adult Americans clock an average of 58 minutes on their smartphone devices each day. The study reveals that smartphone owners spend 26% of their time on a phone talking and another 20% texting. Similarly, social networking takes 16% of an average American’s smartphone time while browsing accounts for 14% of time spent.

Total Time spent daily using a smartphone and activity share1

It is interesting to note that playing games accounted for only 8% of daily smartphone time. Even more surprising is that an activity like watching video accounts for less than 1% of a typical adult’s daily smartphone use. A chart (given below) provides additional insights into the time spent engaging in major smartphone activities. It must be noted that the chart examines only those individuals who engaged in each activity during a 24-hour period.

“In the chart, the activities with the largest bubbles are those in which the greatest share of smartphone owners engage during a typical day and include the usual suspects: talking (79%), texting (76%), visiting websites (62%), emailing (61%) and social networking (52%). Activities with the fewest daily participants are: watching video, which 2.3% of smartphone owners do during a typical day, and reading, which just 0.5% of smartphone owners do daily”.

A mobile day in the life reach frequency and time spent1

For more information on consumers’ usage of smartphones, take a look at Simmons Connect.

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  • flabeo

    Yeah? So! We Canadians spend 59 minutes, so take off eh!

  • Yahoo!

  • Chrome262

    So its only a subset of people, not data taken from site hits and app hits. I spend most of my time on book apps reading, on breaks and on the subway.

  • Sidney R.

    Are people still using their phones to talk? O.o

  • Sv650

    iPhone users average about 1:15 and Android users about 0:49 according to the study. So, as many studies show, iOS users are more engaged.