We know that apps are wildly more popular than mobile browsers, with 80-90% of all smartphone usage taking place within apps rather than on the mobile web. Yet one statistic that hadn’t been readily available was “How many apps are actually on people’s smartphones?” – and how do the number of apps vary by age? So we decided to ask.
Our latest infographic is the result of a survey we did of over 1,000 Americans across all age groups. The key takeaway is that across nearly all age groups, from teenagers to fiftysomethings, Americans keep between 6 and 15 downloaded apps on their devices. These are apps they downloaded themselves and didn’t delete, as opposed to pre-loaded apps and apps that were used and later removed due to poor app performance or simply because they didn’t address a need.
Take a look at the infographic below. There are some other surprises as well, such as the fact that 1 in 5 Americans over the age of 35 keep 36 or more apps on their smartphones, as well as the fact that 3 out of 4 Americans across all age groups have deleted an app due to slow speeds. We happen to know quite a bit about that latter statistic, so if you’d like to learn more, come visit our Resources section for further reading.