We all lead busy lives and using our mobile phones has become a way of life for many of us who use their mobiles ‘all the time,’ but what does that actually look like in actual time?
Well the simple answer would be over four hours every day, with the average American adult aged over 18 spending almost 3 hours a day using their smartphone. That adds up to about 86 hours a month, which is pretty impressive.
In fact, we are spending more time involved in digital media, but now less than half that time is spent on our desktops or laptops with mobile use accounting for around 65% of all digital media consumption.
There was one study released in 2016 that gave a different answer to mobile usages reporting that the total time spent by mobile users can be as high as 4 hours a day, with somewhere in-between the two figures giving us an average, although other studies have shown that consumers spend over 5 hours a day on their mobile devices!
To be honest what all studies show is that we use our mobiles, especially our smartphones for so much more than keeping in touch with family and friends. Personally, I carry out my banking, browse and shop for goods and services as well as using my mobile to play at my favourite site Swag Bingo when I have a few minutes spare.
Actually, I prefer using my smartphone for leisure purposes as I work in tech and having somewhere to go in my lunch hour where I can catch up with my friends and family as well as have some fun whilst I am in with the chance of a win helps me to relax, an important detail in today’s society.
I also love social media, and according to MediaKix we spend on average almost two hours a day on the top five platforms alone, those being, YouTube (guilty) Facebook (guilty) Snapchat (sometimes), Instagram (yes guilty again) and Twitter (funnily enough not so much!)
These figures do not include such sites like Linkedin or Pinterest.
But really, when you consider how much time our phones actually save us, just imagine how busier our lives would be without them!