Indians Spent 4.7 Hours Daily on Their Phones in 2021, App Annie’s State of Mobile 2022 Report Finds

Must read

What Is XClass TV?

Comcast Comcast wants to take on the likes of Roku, Fire TV, and Android TV with its XClass TV platform. But what does it...

Autel Evo Lite+ review | TechRadar

Two-minute reviewIn August 2021, Autel threw DJI something of a curveball when it announced four new drones in two new series: the Evo...

Minecraft shaders [January 2022]: Best shaders packs for Minecraft, how to install them

Minecraft has a signature look with square lo-fi character models, trees, clouds, and more as the world is made of blocks. If you...
Bhawani Singh
I am a blogger who believes in delivering latest tech news from around the world to my viewers.

Smartphone users in India used their devices for an average of 4.7 hours per day in 2021, according to a report by mobile app analytics platform App Annie. Daily average smartphone usage has increased for the third year in a row, showing a growing reliance on smartphones amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. India was second in the top 20 mobile markets in terms of app downloads this year, accounting for nearly 27 billion downloads in 2021. Finance apps were also popular in India, with over 1 billion downloads last year.

According to the State of Mobile 2022 report by mobile app analytics service App Annie, smartphone owners in India used their devices for an average of 4.7 hours per day in 2021, up from 4.5 hours in 2020 and 3.7 hours in 2019. However, Indian smartphone users were on their phones for fewer hours than their counterparts Brazil, Indonesia, South and Korea, where the average daily smartphone usage was five (or more) hours in 2021. Mexico was also ahead of India, with 4.8 hours per day on average. Mobile-first markets spent a third of their waking hours on their smartphones, according to the report.

mobile usage 2021 app annie global smartphone usage  app annie

Users in Brazil, Indonesia and South Korea spent more than 5 hours per day in apps in 2021
Photo Credit: Screenshot/ App Annie

Smartphone users in most countries saw an increase in total hours spent watching video streaming apps in 2021, with the notable exceptions of India and China that saw a drop of -8 percent and -46 percent from 2019, respectively. In terms of downloaded applications, India was the second highest country with nearly 27 billion app downloads (out of 230 billion global downloads) in 2021, according to the report. The global app store spending for 2021 is estimated at a whopping $170 billion (roughly Rs. 12,60,461 crore). Finance apps, job search apps like Apna, and food delivery apps saw an increase among users in India, according to the report.

The report also reveals that the most searched keywords on the iOS App Store in India, were “Whatsapp+” followed by “Zoom” and “Google Meet”. Many iPhone users in India were also looking for “WhatsApp Business” and “Call recorder for iPhone free” in 2021. Finance app downloads in India crossed the 1 billion download mark, pushing the global downloads for finance apps to 5.9 billion in 2021. India’s WazirX saw the highest year-on-year increase in sessions per user in 2021, giving close competition to US-headquartered app publishers, according to the report.

Food and drink delivery apps also rebounded to 12.1 billion user sessions in India in Q4 2021, after a decline recorded in Q2 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and associated logistics issues, according to the report. The government’s Aarogya Setu app crossed the 100 million download mark but saw declining open rates year on year. Travel apps also saw an increase in downloads in 2021, with India recording a 5 percent increase. Global travel app downloads hit 1.95 billion downloads in the second half of 2021 — close to pre-pandemic levels of 2.08 billion.

While consumer spending on dating apps increased in countries like Germany, Indonesia, and Japan, Indian users spent less on dating apps in 2021 with an 18 percent increase since 2018, according to the report. However, the report states that while spending on these apps may be low in India, over 75 percent of users have started going on “hobby” dates. Global spending on dating apps crossed $4 billion (roughly Rs. 29,659 crore) in 2021, marking a 95 percent increase since 2018, according to the report.

Catch the latest from the Consumer Electronics Show on Gadgets 360, at our CES 2022 hub.

Source link

More articles

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Xiaomi 12 Global Variant Spotted on Geekbench With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, 8GB RAM Ahead of Launch

Xiaomi 12 was launched in December last year, and the Chinese manufacturer's latest flagship smartphone is expected to debut in global markets. Ahead...

OnePlus Nord Series Phone Priced Under Rs. 20,000 Tipped to Launch in India in Q3: Leaked Specifications

OnePlus is said to be working on a new smartphone for India in the sub-Rs. 20,000 segment. The Chinese smartphone company that recently...

Wordle: How to Block Scores From Your Twitter Feed

Wordle — the daily secret word game — has taken social media by storm recently. With its little green, yellow, and grey-coloured...

Halo Capsule review | TechRadar

One-minute reviewHalo is a small brand with big ambition, but it’s a relative newcomer to the floorcare market, so might not be on...

Realme 9 Pro+ Launch Confirmed by Company; Specifications, Renders Surface Online

Realme 9 Pro+ launch has been teased by the Chinese company. The new model is expected to come alongside the regular Realme 9...
- Advertisement -