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Survey: Almost All Smartphone Owners Do the Same Thing When They Wake Up

by Fox Van Allen on October 14, 2013

Woman Holding SmartphoneWhat’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Brush your teeth? Take a shower?

According to mobile testing firm SOASTA, it’s none of these. A new 10-city survey of the mobile phone habits of smartphone owners has revealed that 84% of us check an app the first thing in the morning.

The study shows that New Yorkers are especially tech addicted – 92% of city residents start their day by firing up a smartphone. Los Angeles found itself at the bottom of the list, with only 75% of smartphone owners checking an app first thing.

What exactly are most of us doing with our phones so early? Checking email is the most popular morning activity (67%), followed by checking the weather (45%) and signing on to social media accounts like Facebook (40%). At the bottom of the list: Only 3% of us check our online dating profiles. Love makes the world go round, sure, but it can wait until after that first cup of coffee.


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From Jessica Cushing on March 03, 2014 :: 10:11 pm

I was curious to see what people did involving technology in the morning and this popped up. Surprisingly, I don’t do any of those things. I instead frequently check my to do list.


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