Most popular mobile internet activities according to internet users worldwide as of 1st half 2017, by device

Leading smartphone and tablet activities 2017, by device This statistic gives information on the most popular activities on mobile internet devices. During an global online survey in the first half of 2017, 21 percent of respondents stated that they accessed social media sites via tablet device.
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TabletSmartphone
E-mail25%59%
Using social media sites21%55%
Watching movies/videos online26%51%
Reading news21%48%
Downloading software/applications19%45%
Online shopping20%43%
Instant messaging/video calling15%43%
Uploading/sharing content13%40%
Listening to streaming music/radio13%36%
Online banking12%35%
Online data storage12%29%
Using online payment systems/wallets11%29%
Online gaming12%28%
Visiting adult websites7%17%
Visiting online dating websites/services or apps7%17%
Online gambling/betting5%10%
Trading securities/shares online5%8%
TabletSmartphone
E-mail25%59%
Using social media sites21%55%
Watching movies/videos online26%51%
Reading news21%48%
Downloading software/applications19%45%
Online shopping20%43%
Instant messaging/video calling15%43%
Uploading/sharing content13%40%
Listening to streaming music/radio13%36%
Online banking12%35%
Online data storage12%29%
Using online payment systems/wallets11%29%
Online gaming12%28%
Visiting adult websites7%17%
Visiting online dating websites/services or apps7%17%
Online gambling/betting5%10%
Trading securities/shares online5%8%

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This statistic gives information on the most popular activities on mobile internet devices. During an global online survey in the first half of 2017, 21 percent of respondents stated that they accessed social media sites via tablet device.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
H1 2017
Number of respondents
20,082 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
excluding China
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
What activities people perform on their personal devices, when they are online

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