Senior Smartphone Adoption

Senior Smartphone Adoption

In 2019, it is estimated that more than 2.5 billion people are using smartphones worldwide! In the U.S., 94% of adults use mobile phones and 81% of those individuals are smartphone users according to the Pew Research Center. The adoption of smartphones is currently being led by the young, yet many seniors and adults over the age of 65 are beginning to steadily adapt to this new norm. Seniors find the use of smartphones as a positive experience that helps them connect to family and friends. This positive experience is not shared by many millennials who find the use of smartphones as helpful but stressful. Younger adults use smartphones for social media, school or work, however, partially view the device as a “necessary evil” due to its distractive nature. Individuals 65+ also use their devices for social media or work and have found a happy medium that helps them monitor their usage while still reaping its benefits. Apps that benefit seniors...
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