For the study, a research firm in the US recruited a demographically diverse sample of 94 Android users from a pool of more than 100,000 participants. Then they built a supplementary smartphone tool to track every user’s interaction across 5 days, 24 hours a day.
Researchers found that people tapped, swiped and clicked a whopping 2,617 times each day, on average.
For the heaviest users -the top 10% -average interactions doubled to 5,427 touches a day, researchers said. Per year, that is nearly 1 million touches on average -and 2 million for the less restrained people, they said.