Daily time spent on mobile devices in the U.S. 2014-2021

The average time spent daily on a mobile device has been growing steadily for years in the United States, and this trend is expected to continue in the future. U.S. adults spent 215 minutes, or 3 hours and 35 minutes, on average every day on a mobile device in 2018.

Time spent on mobile devices every day in the United States from 2014 to 2021

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Forecast

Time spent with each medium include all time spent with that medium, regardless of multitasking. For example, 1 hour of multitasking on desktop/laptop while watching TV is counted at 1 hour for TV and 1 hour for desktop/laptop.

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