Weekly smartphone activities among adult users in the United States as of August 2016

Most popular smartphone activities in the United States 2016 This statistic presents a ranking of the most popular smartphone activities in the United States as of August 2016. During the survey period, 71 percent of respondents stated that they used their smarphones to take photos or record videos on a weekly basis.
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Share of respondents
Access the internet93%
Take photos/videos71%
Receive SMS/text alerts68%
Look up directions58%
Research products47%
Listen to music (stored on device)42%
Play puzzle/word-based games40%
Send or receive work email40%
Stream music40%
Use geolocation services32%
Purchase products29%
Stream video/TV shows29%
Download music22%
Watch video/TV shows (stored on device)18%
Download video/TV shows12%
Share of respondents
Access the internet93%
Take photos/videos71%
Receive SMS/text alerts68%
Look up directions58%
Research products47%
Listen to music (stored on device)42%
Play puzzle/word-based games40%
Send or receive work email40%
Stream music40%
Use geolocation services32%
Purchase products29%
Stream video/TV shows29%
Download music22%
Watch video/TV shows (stored on device)18%
Download video/TV shows12%
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This statistic presents a ranking of the most popular smartphone activities in the United States as of August 2016. During the survey period, 71 percent of respondents stated that they used their smarphones to take photos or record videos on a weekly basis.
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Release date
September 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 2016
Number of respondents
44,761 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
online adults whose primary mobile phone is a smartphone

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