Number of photos the average American takes on their phone every day revealed as expert warns devices are ‘digital black holes’

A SURVEY has revealed how often the average American pulls out their phone to take a photo.

According to the study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Mixbook, a photo book brand, the average adult in the US pulls out their phone six times a day.

According to a study, the average American pulls out their phone six times a day to take photos


According to a study, the average American pulls out their phone six times a day to take photosPhoto credit: Getty

Two thousand participants said their camera rolls were full of group photos with friends (66%) and family (69%), as well as photos of friends (63%) and family without the person in them (58%).

Other images included selfies (58%), pet pictures (52%) and landscapes (43%).

Respondents said they most often take photos at events such as graduations (45%), weddings (44%), vacations (40%) and sporting events (37%).

The average person takes almost 23 photos at every event.

After the event, respondents said they looked at the photos slightly more often than once a month, or 13 times a year.

They added that they spent almost 40% of the event taking photos with their phones.

This is because 45% of respondents feel like they need to take photos to remember the event.

The survey also found that the average person has almost 3,000 photos in their camera list.

About 74 percent of respondents want to print the photos they take, but only about 19 percent actually do so “often,” while 22 percent do so “rarely.”

Most of the time, respondents keep the photos to themselves (61%), while others look back on them to relive memories (55%) or post them on social media (53%).

However, a respondent’s favorite photo in their camera roll tends to be more personal than one they would post on Instagram.

These include “a picture of me and my three great-grandchildren,” “that of my mother,” and “my cat and my dog ​​playing together.”

“Photos have this magical way of freezing moments that might otherwise be lost. Each snapshot captures a chapter of our lives, a treasured memory that connects us closer to our loved ones through shared experiences,” said Andrew Laffoon, CEO of Mixbook.

“We understand the importance of finding the stories in these moments and help transform them into tangible keepsakes that can be shared and enjoyed together across generations.”

When asked if their photography habits have changed in the last five years, 31% of respondents said they take more photos and 26% said they take photos less.

Those who take more photos attribute this to the need to share them with friends and family (75%).

Additionally, participants said they wanted to look at the photos again later (68%), remember what they look like now (62%), and remember everything (56%).

On the other hand, participants who take fewer photos blame it on their phone having no memory (59%), not knowing what to do with the photos they take (57%), and taking less have things they can take photos of (53%). .

54% of respondents said searching through their camera roll for specific photos from the past was overwhelming.

“In today’s digital age, our camera footage has become digital black holes where the stories behind our photos are lost. That makes it difficult for people to capture the memories that really matter,” Laffoon said.

“We help customers not only organize the photos, but also curate the important, photo-worthy moments. This way they can turn them into keepsakes that celebrate the people and moments they never want to forget.”


  • Because they want to look back on the moment later – 65%
  • It is something unusual/something they have never seen before – 61%
  • Based on whether or not they want to show it to someone else – 58%
  • It’s something they want to post on social media – 38%
  • Cuteness factor – 29%
  • It’s something a friend or family member would like to see – 28%
  • You want to add it to your photo book – 15%
Most respondents said they enjoy looking through their camera roll to remember past events


Most respondents said they enjoy looking through their camera roll to remember past eventsPhoto credit: Getty


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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