Americans Are Spending More Time On Mobile Devices Than Watching TV

It’s no secret that folks can barely stand to be parted from their devices for even a few minutes, and now a new report reveals just how much time we are spending in front of those screens. 

According to a new report, smartphones are so prevalent these days that for the first time ever folks are spending more time looking at their phone than they are a TV. In fact, it is predicted that the average U.S. adults will spend three hours and 43 minutes per day on their mobile devices this year, which is eight more minutes than they spend watching TV.

Of that mobile device time, the majority of it will be spent on smartphones, with the average person spending two hours and 55 minutes on their phone, up nine minutes from last year. Tablets aren’t quite as popular as they once were, however, with folks expected to spend about one hour and eight minutes on their tablet, down from one hour, 11 minutes in 2017.

  • As for what folks are doing on their devices, most of their time is spent on apps, about two hours and 57 minutes, as opposed to just 26 minutes on mobile browsers. And when it comes to hose apps, listening to digital audio is what folks are using them for the most, followed by visiting social networking sites.



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