Survey discovers Brits check their phone more than 1bn times per day

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1st October 2015 17:48 - Telecommunications

According to the findings of a recent survey, 76 per cent of UK adults have a smartphone. In total, smartphone owners check their phones Survey discovers Brits check their phone 1.1bn times per dayapproximately 1.1 billion times per day, which translates to 400 billion times annually.

The survey findings, reported in Computer Weekly, were based on data gathered from 4,000 people in the United Kingdom and another 46,000 people worldwide.

The results of the research suggest that the UK is becoming increasingly dependent on their smartphone, as it was found that 32 million smartphones will be distributed to the United Kingdom, which is equal to one phone for every two people.

The amount of times people check their phones differs, with one in three checking their phones more than 25 times per day and one in six checking their phone over 50 times per day.

A tenth of the smartphone users surveyed check their phone immediately after waking up and a further 55 per cent check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up. Of the respondents, 28 per cent check their device before going to sleep.

Two in three Britons check their phone during the day and the same figure checks their phone on public transport. A further 65 per cent check their phone whilst at work and a third do so when dining out.

The respondents in the 18 to 24 age gap checked their phones most frequently, with 20 per cent even checking their phone whilst crossing the road.

The 1.1 billion daily phone checks create a vast amount of data, especially amongst the 30 per cent of smartphone users who now use 4G.

Those who use smartphones to make payments has increased from 3 per cent in May 2014 to 13 per cent in May 2015, although, just 1 per cent make payments via smartphone every day.

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