which raises serious questions on the security aspect for smartphone users that don’t actively use their phones.
The users are installing a high number of apps and tend to do so without understanding the complete functionality of the apps. The problem starts when these users don’t update their apps. The statistical data shared by techARC highlights that nearly half of these users rely on their smartphone for financial and banking transactions.
The availability of affordable internet services has led to a massive adoption of smartphones. A report by mobile analytics company App Annie suggests that 40% of Indian smartphone users use as many as 10 apps a day. The average usage of apps by Indian users is still higher than the global average. Globally, people use an average of 9 apps per day as per App Annie.
The report notes that smartphone users install apps without thinking much or even understanding the complete functions of the app. The extremely high installation of apps not only drains the smartphone usage in several ways but also impacts its performance.
When it comes to the kind of apps that are being used every day, social media apps lead the chart with 76% of users engaging with these apps on daily basis. These are followed by gaming apps which are close second with 70% usage. The trend of over-the-top (OTT) apps seems to be high too. It was also found that 40% of Indian users consume video content via their smartphones daily.
The most common complaint among Indian users is the poor battery life and overheating of the phone. Smartphone users who have a heavy-usage often complain of overheated devices when the phones are used continuously. Smartphone makers have started addressing these concerns by releasing high powered batteries for budget phones.