U.S. adults' methods to limit smartphone usage 2017

This survey reports the top five methods U.S. adults use to limit their smartphone usage, as of 2017. In 2017, 38 percent of respondents said that they would keep their phone in handbag/pocket when meeting other people in order to stop them from using it too often.

Which steps do you take to limit your smartphone usage?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

November 2017


United States

Survey time period

July 2017

Number of respondents

1,634 respondents

Age group

18-75 years

Special properties

Smartphone owners

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source did not provide the exact wording of the question.

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