We use our mobile phones for entertainment, to connect with friends and colleagues, to stay informed, to shop, and for just about everything else!

At least 81% of American adults now own a smartphone, and these devices have become an integral part of both our work and personal lives.

Here’s what that looks like in hours and minutes.

Social Media

According to MediaKix, we spend an average of 1 hour, 56 minutes on the top 5 social media platforms alone. The top 5 being (by usage):


  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

And according to comScore’s 2017 Future in Focus report, 66% of that time takes place on smartphones. (Only 21% of social media time takes place on a desktop.)

Though this doesn’t include sites like Pinterest, LinkedIn, and other heavy hitters, it means we spend about 1 hour, 16 minutes a day engaging with the top 5 social media platforms on our phones.