These days we spend more time than ever on our phones, with recent data showing that the average smartphone user spends around 5 hours each day on their device. That's a great deal of time each day to spend scrolling through content, which got us thinking… what distance does the average person actually scroll in any given day, week or year?
We conducted extensive research, taking an average of the screen size of leading phones on the market today, and have, based on scroll length and frequency calculations, worked out the distances that you may be scrolling if you’re a light, medium, or heavy phone user.
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(approx 2 hours per day)
(approx 5 hours per day)
(approx 7 hours per day)

Distance Scrolled Per Day

inches 380
feet 32
metres 10
km 0.010
miles 0.006
This is similar to the tallest...

Moai Statue

on Easter Island

33 ft

Distance Scrolled Per Week

inches 2,667
feet 222
metres 68
km 0.07
miles 0.04
This is similar to the height of a giant...

Sequoia Tree

Average height of
between 50-85 metres

Distance Scrolled Per Month

inches 11,558
feet 963
metres 294
km 0.28
miles 0.18
This is similar to the height of the...

Eiffel Tower

300 metres

Distance Scrolled Per Year

inches 138,701
feet 11,558
metres 3523
km 4
miles 2
This is similar to the height of the...

Mount Fuji

3776 metres

Distance Scrolled Every 5 Years

inches 693,503
feet 57,792
metres 17,615
km 18
miles 11
This is similar to the height of the...

80,000

Shaquille O'Neals

Shaquille is 7 ft 1

Distance Scrolled Every 10 Years

inches 1,387,005
feet 115,583
metres 35,230
km 35
miles 22
This is similar to the...

English Channel

at its shortest point

20 miles

Distance Scrolled Per Day

inches 950
feet 79
metres 24
km 0.024
miles 0.015
This is similar to the height of the...

White House

70 ft

Distance Scrolled Per Week

inches 6,668
feet 556
metres 169
km 0.17
miles 0.11
This is similar to the height of the...

Sagrada Familia

170 metres

Distance Scrolled Per Month

inches 28,896
feet 2,408
metres 734
km 0.73
miles 0.46
This is similar to the height of the...

Burj Khalifa

830 metres

Distance Scrolled Per Year

inches 346,751
feet 28,896
metres 8,807
km 9
miles 5
This is similar to the height of the...

Mount Everest

8848 metres

Distance Scrolled Every 5 Years

inches 1,733,757
feet 144,479
metres 44,037
km 44
miles 27
This is similar to the length of the...

London Marathon

26.2 miles

Distance Scrolled Every 10 Years

inches 3,467,514
feet 288,958
metres 88,075
km 88
miles 55
This is similar to...

7843 New Routemaster buses

end to end

88077 metres

Distance Scrolled Per Day

inches 1,330
feet 111
metres 34
km 0.034
miles 0.021
This is similar to the height of...

Christ the redeemer

98 ft

Distance Scrolled Per Week

inches 9,336
feet 778
metres 237
km 0.24
miles 0.15
This is similar to the height of the...

Bahrain World Trade Center

240 metres

Distance Scrolled Per Month

inches 40,454
feet 3,371
metres 1,028
km 1.03
miles 0.64
This is similar to the height of...

Angel Falls

3212 ft

Distance Scrolled Per Year

inches 485,452
feet 40,454
metres 12,330
km 12
miles 8
This is similar to the cruising altitude of....

A private jet

41000 ft

Distance Scrolled Every 5 Years

inches 2,427,259
feet 202,271
metres 61,652
km 62
miles 38
This is similar to the distance from...

London to Reading

37 miles as the crow flies

Distance Scrolled Every 10 Years

inches 4,854,519
feet 404,542
metres 123,304
km 123
mile 77
This is similar to the distance to the...

Karman line

(boundary to outer space)

100 km