Study reveals how people engage with their phones during work hours, breaks and commutes

Smartphone, a tiny device which when launched changed the world and the way of communications. Since then we have seen evolutions in the types of devices we encounter and all new models come with newer and better features too.

Hence, a tiny device in your palm offering so many things, eventually helps you a lot, In the present era, people use the mobile phone for a variety of purposes in different scenarios.

Ad Colony hence conducted a research to determine what did people do on their phones the most during work hours, when they were on a break or during commuting.

The survey included 300 workers ranging from the age of 18 and above residing in the US.

The survey conducted that during work hours, people usually used their mobiles to do tasks related to work or communications. The top most activity done during work hours on a mobile phone was sending emails with an average of 68 percent. Closely followed were texts or messaging colleagues or clients with a 66 percent ratio. Making phone calls stood at 60 percent, and then managing work calendar, using web conferencing tools and accessing documents and spreadsheet followed closely.

The activity which got the least average, which was 9 percent done during work hours was managing vaccination passport via an app, which clearly isn’t something people do a lot during work.

However, while work hours are busy and people use their phones for important purposes only. The question which everyone was eager to learn about was what activity was done the most during work breaks or free time.

53 percent of the survey respondents said that they scrolled trough social media, 50 percent read news and about the happenings around the, while 45 percent played mobile games. All this was followed by listening to music or podcasts, online shopping and watching or streaming videos all in a close margin.

The third part of the survey concluded what people did on their way back home. Obviously no one can use social media when the drive themselves, the majority of the surveyors stated that they listened to music or podcasts on their way back home. This accumulated 71 percent of the people in the survey.

21 percent stated of playing games, 20 percent watched videos and 17 percent watched the news.

What activities do you do during these three times in your day?

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