Middle East: daily life activities via smartphone 2016

This statistic shows the frequency of life activities internet-going smartphone users performed daily in the Middle East, in 2016, by select country. During the survey period it was found that 73 percent of internet-going smartphone users in the UAE took photos via smartphone daily.

Daily life activities performed on smartphones in the Middle East, as of 2016, by select country

IsraelSaudi ArabiaTurkeyUAE
Access travel / traffic / maps 43%36%25%22%
Check news 44%57%38%40%
Check weather 29%37%34%26%
Listen to music 36%63%58%73%
Manage diary / appointments 40%33%11%24%
Manage shopping / to-do lists 24%31%14%19%
Play games 35%44%53%58%
Read books / magazines 4%28%11%14%
Set alarm clock 63%59%57%69%
Take photos / videos 64%70%66%73%
Tell time 61%61%63%59%
Track health / diet / activity levels 6%38%8%16%
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Sources

Release date

2016

Region

MENA

Survey time period

January to April 2016

Number of respondents

15,533 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

internet users who use a smartphone

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

The original survey question was phrased by the source as follows: "For what daily life activities do people use their smartphone?"

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