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

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

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

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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%
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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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.
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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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