App-updating habits of smartphone users in the United States 2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey concerning the update behavior of smartphone users in the United States, as of the first half of 2016. During the survey period 32 percent of respondents stated that they set applications on their smartphone to update automatically.

Frequency of application updates among smartphone owners in the United States, as of 2016

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Source

Release date

January 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 30 to May 3, 2016

Number of respondents

746 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. residents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Thinking about the APPS on your smartphone, how frequently do you update them? Do you set them to update automatically, do you update them yourself as soon as you are notified that there is a new version available, do you update them yourself whenever it’s convenient, or do you never update your apps?"

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