Frequency of leading mobile phone activities among internet users in the United States as of June 2018

Most popular smartphone activities in the United States 2018, by frequency This statistic presents a ranking of the most popular mobile phone activities in the United States as of June 2018. During the survey period, 27 percent of respondents stated that they used their mobile to take photos or record videos one to three times per day.
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Less than once a day1-3 times per day4-7 times per day8-10 times per dayMore than 10 times per dayDon't know / no opinion
Update social media43%27%10%5%6%9%
Make phone calls24%44%17%7%6%4%
Respond to text messages16%30%19%13%18%4%
Take photos or record videos51%27%8%3%4%7%
Listen to music, audiobooks or podcasts48%23%8%4%5%12%
Watch television, movies or other video content49%22%9%3%5%11%
Use GPS navigation or call a ride through a ridehailing app63%18%3%1%2%12%
Less than once a day1-3 times per day4-7 times per day8-10 times per dayMore than 10 times per dayDon't know / no opinion
Update social media43%27%10%5%6%9%
Make phone calls24%44%17%7%6%4%
Respond to text messages16%30%19%13%18%4%
Take photos or record videos51%27%8%3%4%7%
Listen to music, audiobooks or podcasts48%23%8%4%5%12%
Watch television, movies or other video content49%22%9%3%5%11%
Use GPS navigation or call a ride through a ridehailing app63%18%3%1%2%12%
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This statistic presents a ranking of the most popular mobile phone activities in the United States as of June 2018. During the survey period, 27 percent of respondents stated that they used their mobile to take photos or record videos one to three times per day.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
June 9 to 10, 2018
Number of respondents
2,200 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: How often do you check your phone for each of the following reasons throughout the day?

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