Did you know: here's how much time we are spending looking at our phone screen every day

Here's a fun fact: the average smartphone user touches the display on their phone an average of 2,617 times a day, and spends 2.42 hours looking at it every day. And for heavier users, the average is 3.75 hours a day. Yes, that's almost equal to the running time of two full-length movies!

The findings come from the latest research by U.S. company DScout that has built a tool that tracks all of this data and performed its tests on a demographically diverse sample of 94 Android users from a pool of over 100,000 participants.

Should we now officially call our age the time of smartphone addiction? It sure seems like it.

To better put these numbers in context, it's worth pointing out that a user separates their time in 76 phone sessions, so a new activity on our smartphones is started every 12 minutes and 38 seconds (if you count out the hours we spend sleeping).

Do these numbers relate to you as well and how much time do you spend on your phone? Let us know in the comments below.

source: Dscout via Tomi Ahonen



1. pagal

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

A got screen on time of 5hrs daily?

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Yeah correct!! Mainly to read PA!

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

3.75 hours for average of heavy user? seriously? then a smartphone just need 3.75 SoT to fulfill heavy user demand, which is not much by today standart :-/ (worse case, phone maker will use that 3.75 hours as heavy usage standart, and make their flagships have slightly better than 3.75 hours SoT and make their phone as slim as possible, lol)

4. Instructor

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

It might be true. Since I check time and notifications much often. Sometimes you just want to show off.

5. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014


6. cjreyes666

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Since having a smartwatch that change my behavior. Now I just glance at my watch whenever I receive a notification.

7. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I can believe it. I really like reading on my phone, but I only do that if I am on my break (and/or reading before going to sleep). Everything else is much shorter. Even when I am home, I find myself picking up my phone to see if they are any new posts on Instagram at least once a hour.

8. GeekMovement unregistered

I need to spend a "little" less time on my phone...

9. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I guarantee I'm in some insanely unhealthy category

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