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How long do you use a screen per day?

66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,101 Disability Gamechanger
edited November 2020 in Coffee lounge
By “screen” I mean anything with a screen like a laptop, desktop, tablet, TV, smartphone, games console, etc.

Feel free to break it down if you want

I use:
iPad - about 3-4 hours a day
Laptop - 1-2 hours a day
Desktop - about 1 hour a day
Phone - a few seconds/minutes here and there, maybe 15 minutes a day

Total - about 6 hours a day

What about you? :)

PS a little tip: when using a screen, look away from it about once every 15 minutes and focus on something else, preferably in the distance, for a few seconds. It’s better for your eyes!


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi too much lol

    My phone on and off all day about 3 hours would say 

    Laptop approx 2 hours 

    TV way too long about 8 hours 

    I do take lots breaks though 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,066

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    Also too much here!

    When I'm working, I'm on my laptop 7 hours a day.

    Outside work, I look at my phone around 1.5 hours a day and watch the TV for a good 3 hours at night.  

    I'm learning to take more breaks to avoid back ache and also dry eye.  Thanks for the tip @66Mustang - I'll remember that.  
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  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 331 Pioneering
    Hmm, I'd have to say 4 or 5 hours on a PC mixed between listening to music/radio and 6 or so hours with the TV on, though also mixed with PC gazing.
    I try to have music/radio 'breaks' to mix up the day and give my eyes a rest. Or, read something that is not electrically charged!
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,446 Disability Gamechanger
    Way too much, especially since the 1st lockdown. :(   

    Now looking at roughly 13 hours total:

    4 hours laptop
    1 hour xbox
    2 hours phone 
    6 hours tv

    Back in March it would have been more like 10 hours total:

    2 hours laptop
    2 hours xbox (I find xbox is worse for both eyes and hands so have had to restrict it)
    2 hours phone
    4 hours TV

    (If you want to know something really grim, I only use my phone while sat on the toilet...  :D )
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,101 Disability Gamechanger
    Something I’d be interested to know... maybe someone here knows the answer...

    About a decade ago Apple pioneered the “Retina Display” which has pixels so small you can’t see each one, now things have moved forward and just about every display is like this.

    Are these displays better for the eyes than the old pixelated displays?
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,522 Disability Gamechanger
    Laptop 3-4 hours depending on how my eyes are
    TV never except for 15 mins for the news
    Mobile rarely
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,208 Disability Gamechanger
    Desktop - 6-8 hours, with breaks
    Phone    - a few mins
    TV         - rarely
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,190

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    iPad - about 30 minutes a day
    Laptop - 6 or 7 hours a day
    Desktop - N/A
    Phone - An hour or two total screen on time

    Total - too much
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Chromebox PC: 9-10 hours a day 7 a week.
    Phone: About an hour a week if that
    Xbox: About 4 hours a week

    I'm not allowed to use Mum's Ipad, but she's always on it anyway.

  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,101 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you everyone for sharing, it’s really interesting to see peoples different habits.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,190

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    Just on this, I have a pair of amber tinted glasses that I wear when looking at screens. They help reduce glare and help my super light sensitive eyes :) 

    It means I can look at screens for longer than I could before I got them.
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