A study finds we spend way more time staring at our phones than we likely should. App Annie’s latest "State of Mobile" report has found consumers globally spent a record 3.8 trillion hours on their phones in 2021, averaging 4.8 hours a day, or nearly a third of their waking hours. App Annie notes that 2021 was “record-breaking” as consumers continue to embrace a mobile lifestyle and move away from big screens. In particular, the video sharing app TikTok saw an increase of 90 percent use globally, excluding China, compared to 2020. Another interesting find: globally, consumers spent $170 billion on apps, which is up 19 percent from 2020.