Consumers have no plans to reduce their screen time

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by Charlie Spargo

According to a Code Computerlove report, which surveyed more than 2,000 phone users, at least 80% of people are happy with the amount of time they spend on their phones.

That's despite them spending an average of 3.5 hours every day using their phone, as recorded by Apple's screen time app. Those aged 16-24 in fact spend an hour longer every day using their phone - but are more likely to be dissatisfied with that amount.

44% of everyone questioned said of their mobile consumption they were "definitely happy", and a further 39.5% said it was "OK". But among 16-25 year-olds, 26% were "not happy" with how much time they spent using phones.

The younger generation are also clearly more concerned with the concept of phone use - given that 60% use screen time tracking software as opposed to just 20% of over-50s.

On a more positive note, a quarter of those surveyed said they believe technology will make us happier over the course of the next three decades.