We’d all agree that people are on their phones “all the time.” But what does that look like in minutes and hours? How much time do people spend on their mobile phones in 2017?

Thankfully, there’s been a lot of research done on this recently. We’ll share that research below, and give you a breakdown on what it means for our day-to-day lives.

So, how much time do people spend on their mobile phones in 2017? Let’s dig in!

We’d all agree that people are on their phones “all the time.” But what does that look like in minutes and hours? How much time do people spend on their mobile phones in 2017?

Thankfully, there’s been a lot of research done on this recently. We’ll share that research below, and give you a breakdown on what it means for our day-to-day lives.

So, how much time do people spend on their mobile phones in 2017? Let’s dig in!

eMarketer also released a study in 2016 that gives a significantly different answer. Their mobile research report shows total time spent by mobile users as 4 hours, 5 minutes per day.

Their study does also include tablet users, and only includes active mobile device users, both of which could account for the more-than-hour per day difference.

The study leaves room for potential overlap between users who might multi-task between a smartphone and tablet, too. Even though tablet usage accounts for roughly 15% of total mobile time, tablet users could still skew the numbers.

Another study, conducted by Flurry, shows U.S. consumers actually spend over 5 hours a day on mobile devices! About 86% of that time was taken up by smartphones, meaning we spend about 4 hours, 15 minutes on our mobile phones every day.

 

Flurry’s study aligns more closely with eMarketer’s study, leaving comScore’s research out on the edge.

Flurry and eMarketer’s reports also coincide more closely with past research, which has shown we spend about 4 hours, 40 minutes on our mobile phones every day.

It’s difficult to pin down an exact figure for how much time people spend on their mobile phones in 2017, but the simple answer is “over 4 hours a day.”