Number of apps owned and used in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013, by operating system

This statistic displays the mean number of apps used regularly and owned on smartphones in the United Kingdom in 2013, by operating system. In 2013, 86 percent of Android users, and 81 percent of Apple iOS users reported using 1 to 20 apps on their device regularly.

How many apps do you have on your smartphone and how many do you use regularly at the moment?*

1-20 apps21-40 apps41+ appsNone
Apps on device (Apple)56%20%19%0%
Apps on device (Android)68%15%11%0%
Apps used regularly (Apple)81%9%2%1%
Apps used regularly (Android)86%5%2%3%
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Source

Release date

April 2014

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

October to November 2013

Number of respondents

586**

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

adult internet users aged 16+ whose main device for using apps is a smartphone

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was "How many apps do you have on your smartphone at the moment? Please include any that came already loaded plus any you have added, whether you use them or not./And how many apps would you say you use regularly on your smartphone?" (Prompted responses)
** n (Apple iOS) = 293; n (Android) = 224.
Range of scores shown is from those that gave either a spontaneous or prompted response.

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