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Average User Looks at Phone 150 Times a Day

By - Source: Tomi Ahonen | B 24 comments

Average user said to message 23 times per day.

A new study has revealed that the average phone user looks at their device a total of 150 times per day.

In 2010, Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia found 150 to be the number of times the average individual views their phone on a daily basis, which includes both smartphones and feature phones.

U.S. carrier T-Mobile, meanwhile, confirmed the same figure for the American market in its own study conducted during 2012. In the United Kingdom, meanwhile, the figure is claimed to have reached 200.

Former Nokia executive and current market analyst Tomi Ahonen -- who was voted by Forbes as the most influential writer on mobile related topics -- has now published a new study, seen below, looking into the habits of what an average user looks at when viewing their phones.

  • Messaging - 23 times
  • Voice calls - 22 times
  • Clock - 18 times
  • Alarm - 8 times
  • Camera - 8 times
  • Music player - 23 times
  • Gaming - 12 times
  • Calendar - 5 times
  • Social media - 9 times
  • News - 6 times
  • Search - 3 times
  • Web - 3 times
  • Video - 6 times
  • Charging phone - 3 times
  • Voice mail - 1 time
  • Apps and others - 10 times

 

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    casualcolors , January 24, 2013 10:08 AM
    Really? Seems like a chore. The average flip phone user looks at their phone twice. Once to turn off the alarm in the morning and again to try and get your number.
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    Anonymous , January 24, 2013 10:14 AM
    noncense. I looked at my phone today 2 times. And most is 15-20 times
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    rb420 , January 24, 2013 10:15 AM
    casualcolorsReally? Seems like a chore. The average flip phone user looks at their phone twice. Once to turn off the alarm in the morning and again to try and get your number.


    My last flip phone was the samsung a920. While I wouldn't want to give up all the features that come with modern smartphones, I do miss being able to text and do other things without ever looking at my phone.
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    rb420 , January 24, 2013 10:17 AM
    fsdfsfdsnoncense. I looked at my phone today 2 times. And most is 15-20 times

    Just because you don't fit under an "average user" doesn't mean that the whole study is nonsense. Don't forget, there are several people who send hundreds of texts a day. Both are extremes, and this states the average.
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    JohnMD1022 , January 24, 2013 10:21 AM
    Here's an extreme for you...

    I have no cell phone, and no need for one.

    Consequently, I never look at mine.
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    Afrospinach , January 24, 2013 10:24 AM
    An *average* of 8 alarms a day? Seems bogus.
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    JJ1217 , January 24, 2013 10:27 AM
    Most of the time my phone is off... dunno why I even have a phone.
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    deksman , January 24, 2013 10:52 AM
    I may look at my phone only a few times per day (sometimes, none at all).
    If I'm out, it may be more frequent, but probably within the 10 times mark.
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    eiskrystal , January 24, 2013 11:06 AM
    Seems to me the average phone user doesn't exist. Either people are playing with it constantly, or barely remember to switch it on.
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    ojas , January 24, 2013 11:19 AM
    i look at it b/w 10 and 20 times, and send an average of 5 messages per day.
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    DjEaZy , January 24, 2013 11:32 AM
    ... is there a app 4 that?
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    DaRAGingLunatic , January 24, 2013 11:48 AM
    At my work I see people look at their phones constantly. This is in an office where they are meant to be switched off the the worker working. It's god damn ridiculous the amount of time people spend with their phones.
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    chicofehr , January 24, 2013 12:07 PM
    I send about 100 texts, emails and BBM a day. I must be crazy!!! Most of it is work related and I hate it. I would rather text a pretty girl but all I get is my boss sending my orders. I hates cells :( 
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    jacobdrj , January 24, 2013 12:16 PM
    I guess there are a lot of people with smartphones who never use them, bringing these numbers way WAY down from where I would have expected them from personal experience...
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    Anonymous , January 24, 2013 1:18 PM
    Then the "average" user needs to get a life. They also need to put down their damned phone when with others. Burying your nose in your phone while in the presence of others is just plain rude. Put your phone up, and spend time with the people in your life, face to face.
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    Daedalus12 , January 24, 2013 3:06 PM
    mgilbertThen the "average" user needs to get a life. They also need to put down their damned phone when with others. Burying your nose in your phone while in the presence of others is just plain rude. Put your phone up, and spend time with the people in your life, face to face.


    ^ This
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    warezme , January 24, 2013 3:12 PM
    Is the average user a hyper teen???
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    gm0n3y , January 24, 2013 5:02 PM
    I think this is pretty accurate. I have a smartphone and rarely talk to people (~1-2 calls/day) or text (~2/day), but I probably look at my phone 150 times a day for various other reasons (check time, games, web browsing, calendar, check my torrents, bus schedules, hockey scores (finally), email, music, etc). I'm probably average when it comes to phone usage. I'd guess that dumbphone's lower usage probably evens out with all of the people that are obsessed with their smartphone.
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    kittle , January 24, 2013 5:03 PM
    mgilbertThen the "average" user needs to get a life. They also need to put down their damned phone when with others. Burying your nose in your phone while in the presence of others is just plain rude. Put your phone up, and spend time with the people in your life, face to face.

    Apparently they DO have a life. it just revolves around their phone
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    sun-devil99 , January 24, 2013 5:06 PM
    The most I look at my phone is for the clock since I don't wear a watch. I may make one or two calls a week. Same goes for texts. I do use the apps several times a day while I am out. Nonetheless I am not OCD enough to be looking at my phone 150 times day.
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