Most popular mobile internet activities according to internet users worldwide as of 2nd 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 second half of 2017, 19 percent of respondents stated that they accessed social media sites via tablet device.
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TabletSmartphone
Watching movies/videos online 23%52%
E-mail 22%59%
Using social media sites 19%54%
Reading news 19%48%
Online shopping 18%43%
Downloading software/applications 16%42%
Listening to streaming music/radio 12%38%
Instant messaging/video calling 12%43%
Uploading/sharing content 11%39%
Online banking 11%36%
Online gaming 11%28%
Using online payment systems/wallets 10%30%
Online data storage 10%29%
Visiting adult websites 6%17%
Visiting online dating websites/services or apps 6%18%
Online gambling/betting 5%10%
Trading securities/shares online4%9%
TabletSmartphone
Watching movies/videos online 23%52%
E-mail 22%59%
Using social media sites 19%54%
Reading news 19%48%
Online shopping 18%43%
Downloading software/applications 16%42%
Listening to streaming music/radio 12%38%
Instant messaging/video calling 12%43%
Uploading/sharing content 11%39%
Online banking 11%36%
Online gaming 11%28%
Using online payment systems/wallets 10%30%
Online data storage 10%29%
Visiting adult websites 6%17%
Visiting online dating websites/services or apps 6%18%
Online gambling/betting 5%10%
Trading securities/shares online4%9%
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This statistic gives information on the most popular activities on mobile internet devices. During an global online survey in the second half of 2017, 19 percent of respondents stated that they accessed social media sites via tablet device.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
H1 2017
Number of respondents
17,918 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
What activities people perform on their personal devices, when they are online

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