18 reasons Apple’s digital health tools matter so much


Self-knowledge is the best possible means of protection for anyone who is dealing with any form of addition. Here is what BankMyCell’s data shows:a

  1. The average smartphone user checks their device 47 times a day / 17,155 a year.
  2. Conversation killer! 85% of smartphone users will check their device while speaking with friends and family.
  3. 80% of smartphone users check their phone within 1 hour of waking or going to sleep, 35% of which will do within 5 minutes.
  4. 47% of smartphone users have attempted to limit their usage in the past – only 30% of which feel they were successful.
  5.  The average time spend on smartphones is 171 minutes a day (2hrs 51mins)
  6. The average time spend on smartphones AND tablets is 261 minutes a day (4hrs 33mins)
  7. The average user spends 76 minutes a day (1hr 16mins) on the top 5 social media appsYouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter
  8. The average user will tap, swipe, click their phone 2,617 times a day
  9. Out of 18-29 year old smartphone owners surveyed, 22%check their phone every few minutes, 51% check a few times an hour
  10. 67% of surveyed teachers observed students being negatively distracted by mobile devices.
  11. 90% of surveyed teachers stated the number of students with emotional challenges increased.
  12. Teenagers who spend 5 hours a day on electronic devices are 71% more likely to have suicide risk factors than those with 1 hours use.
  13. Teens that spend 5 hours a day on electronic devices are 51% more likely to get under 7 hours sleep when compared to 1 hours use. (long term issues linking to high blood pressure and weight gain)
  14. 8th graders who are heavy users of social media have a 27% higher risk of depression
  15. 89% of parents blame themselves and caregivers for the responsibility of a child’s phone use
  16. 5% blame children themselves, 3% blame the device and app manufacturers
  17. 47% of parents think their child is addicted to their smartphone
  18. 50% of parents are concerned for the impact on their mental health


Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

1 Response

  1. October 10, 2018

    […] per day, uses it for almost 3 hours per day, and spends an 75 minutes per day on social media (source). Merge that with recent studies linking phone usage to depression and suicide attempts in teens […]

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