We’re holding on to smartphones longer than ever — here’s how to make sure your phone lasts

If you happen to’re the type of one who upgrades to a brand new smartphone yearly, you are in uncommon firm. Most of us are holding on to smartphones longer than ever — and it isn’t a pattern that is anticipated to reverse itself anytime quickly.

Simply how lengthy individuals are holding on to their telephones will depend on who’s doing the counting. Statista says U.S. shopper telephones at present have a median alternative cycle of two years and seven months, with that quantity anticipated to succeed in 3 years by 2026. We’re already there, although, in accordance with Assurant, which manages cellphone trade-ins for wi-fi carriers. In its latest report, Assurant locations the typical age of gadgets turned in for trade-in and improve applications at 3.5 years.