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.

Most popular mobile internet activities according to internet users worldwide as of 2nd half 2017, by device

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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Release date

April 2018



Survey time period

H2 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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