Usage of Bluetooth and infrared ports on mobile phones in Germany 2013-2015

This statistic shows the results of a survey concerning the usage of Bluetooth and infrared ports on mobile phones and smartphones in Germany from 2013 to 2015. In 2013, roughly 17.33 million German mobile phone and smartphone users aged 14 years and older used the Bluetooth or infrared features of their phone, for instance to use wireless hands-free devices or exchange files with a PC without plugging it in.

Number of persons using Bluetooth or infrared ports on their mobile phones or smartphones in Germany from 2013 to 2015

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Release date

October 2015



Survey time period

2013 to 2015

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking mobile phone and smartphone users

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on the basic population:
The survey is based on the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older, in private households at the place of main residence in Germany.

Information on random sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected base of 73.33 million persons
2014: 8,156 respondents, projected base of 70.52 million persons
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected base of 69.24 million persons

Information on target group "German-speaking mobile phone and smartphone users":
2013: projected base of 62.00 million persons
2014: projected base of 62.41 million persons
2015: projected base of 62.70 million persons

The survey question was phrased as follows:
"Many mobile phones and smartphones have additional functions or special features. This is a list of possible features. Which of these features do you actually use? Feature: Bluetooth/infrared port."
(Original German question: "Viele Handys bzw. Smartphones haben ja eine Reihe von Zusatzfunktionen oder besondere Ausstattungen. Hier auf dieser Liste haben wir mal aufgeschrieben, was es gibt. Was davon nutzen Sie? Ich meine jetzt alles, was Sie tatsächlich nutzen. Funktion: Bluetooth-/Infrarotschnittstelle")

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