Number of smartphone users in Ireland from 2015 to 2022 (in millions)*

Ireland smartphone users 2015-2022 This statistic displays the number of smartphone users in Ireland from 2015 to 2016 with a forecast up to 2022. For 2022, the number of smartphone users in Ireland is estimated to reach 4.06 million. This would be an increase of over a million new users from 2.96 million in 2015. Users in this context are individuals of any age who own one or more smartphones and use one of their devices at least once a month. The increase in the user number translates to a growth of 16.1 percent with an expected smartphone penetration rate of 78.59 percent in 2022. A majority of internet users in Ireland use their smartphone to use search engines, check their email and visit social media sites at least weekly. Only 5 percent play games on their device. In the past two years Smartphone usage grew as well as tablet usage, while the use of desktops saw a decline. Especially among users 55 years of age and older usage has seen an increase of 34 percent since 2012. Many adults own multiple devices and almost a quarter owned more than 5 connected devices.
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Smartphone users in millions
20152.97
20163.22
2017*3.42
2018*3.59
2019*3.74
2020*3.86
2021*3.97
2022*4.06
Smartphone users in millions
20152.97
20163.22
2017*3.42
2018*3.59
2019*3.74
2020*3.86
2021*3.97
2022*4.06
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This statistic displays the number of smartphone users in Ireland from 2015 to 2016 with a forecast up to 2022. For 2022, the number of smartphone users in Ireland is estimated to reach 4.06 million. This would be an increase of over a million new users from 2.96 million in 2015. Users in this context are individuals of any age who own one or more smartphones and use one of their devices at least once a month. The increase in the user number translates to a growth of 16.1 percent with an expected smartphone penetration rate of 78.59 percent in 2022. A majority of internet users in Ireland use their smartphone to use search engines, check their email and visit social media sites at least weekly. Only 5 percent play games on their device. In the past two years Smartphone usage grew as well as tablet usage, while the use of desktops saw a decline. Especially among users 55 years of age and older usage has seen an increase of 34 percent since 2012. Many adults own multiple devices and almost a quarter owned more than 5 connected devices.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
Ireland
Survey time period
July 2017
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Individuals of any age who own at least one smartphone and use the smartphone(s) at least once per month.
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* Forecasted data.
This statistic presents exclusive data by Statista’s Market Analytics team and is based on calculations and estimates derived from relevant primary data and third-party data analysis. See our Methodology section for more details.

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