160 billion digital photos stored on Britons’ phones

The average UK adult has 3,048 photos stored on their phone

Living in a time where most people document their lives in photographs shared via social media, people are snapping pictures now more than ever. Whether you're guilty of sneaking a quick picture of your brunch or serial-snapping the events of a family gathering, have you ever wondered how your phone photo gallery stacks up against everyone else?

The average number of photos stored on a UK adult’s phone is 3,048. This means that there are, on average, 160 billion digital phone photos currently saved in the UK, which is equal to 802 billion megabytes of storage space. 

Have a look at the findings below to see how you compare. If you’re feeling nostalgic, why not turn the memories on your phone into real life mementos with some photo printing, creating a custom jigsaw puzzle, or any of these lovely personalised gift ideas... 


How do you compare? How many photos do you have access to on your phone?

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc.  Total sample size was 2,067 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 27th – 28th July 2020.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).

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