Sunrise means a new day for smartphone owners to use their phone

Sunrise means a new day for smartphone owners to use their phone
Sunrise means a brand new day for U.S. smartphone owners to interact with their phone. A new survey shows that 84% of Americans head straight for an app to use first thing in the morning. Which apps are in demand when the sun rises? The data has been broken down even more by app type. 67% of smartphone users check their email as soon as they get up and 45% of users check their weather app first thing in the morning. That makes sense since you need to know if you need to bundle up and if you need to bring your umbrella to work.

We're not sure what this says about the selfishness of smartphone owners, but 40% wake up and check out their social network compared to the 35% who read the news in the morning. The survey also revealed a huge drop off starting with the 12% that check out the Dow Jones when they awaken. On the bottom is the 3% that visit their dating apps first thing in the morning. We can understand that being the last thing you want to think about in the a.m., especially after a bad date the night before. Even horoscopes (6%) beat out dating services on the list of apps that smartphone users access when getting out of bed.

What apps do you visit first thing in the morning? Check out the chart below to see how your morning ritual compares with others in the U.S.

84% of smartphone owners access an app first thing in the morning

84% of smartphone owners access an app first thing in the morning


source: RedmondPie

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19 Comments

1. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Actually the first I do is listen to music and open the browser app on my phone

2. GeekMovement unregistered

Clock app. I shut my alarm off.

4. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

This.

19. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Yeah. I can't understand how the Alarm Clock did not make this list.

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

...get up from the bed.. turn on wifi router, go back to bed, check phone -.-

14. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Well, I turn on and off my router straight from my phone

17. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

why would u have to go "turn on" ur wifi? u dont leave ur internet plugged in?

5. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I (in Ethiopia) usually cheak the Goal.com app. FB and Twitter follow.

6. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Whatsapp! I almost literally open my eyes to it after swiping away the alarm everyday

7. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

browser first

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

browser first to surf my set of mobile phone sites...

9. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

This survey was conducted by the NSA :) Next weeks survey is: What sounds do people make while sleeping :)

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You should add, another look at juvenile use of apps.

10. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Are the shower and toilet considered apps? No? Oh, well ... then I guess the first apps I use are weather and Facebook.

11. TechDork

Posts: 400; Member since: May 10, 2010

This is my morning routine: Take a pee pee. Check text messages Listen to voicemails, if there are any Check e-mail Check Facebook Go back to sleep.

12. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Kill alarm Clear emails Clear any other notifications Catch up on feedly then off to the shower.

15. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

While others still believe you need 3 gigs of ram and a s800 with 1080p to accomplish this....

18. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

LOOOOOLLL so true. its all to eliminate the lag but DAMN, sooooo true

16. Tiberius

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

usually after i shut off the alarm on my phone i'll start up music to play while i take a shower and get ready for work.

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