Americans check their smartphones an average of 96 times a day.
That translates to once every 10 minutes. The data put together by tech care company Asurion found that’s a 20-percent increase from just two years ago. Still, they found that half of Americans are making an effort to use their phones less.
People ages 18 to 24 check their phones twice as often as the average, but even baby boomers are seven times more likely to text instead of talking with someone in person.
People say the number one reason they use their phone is to stay connected to family and friends.
As far as phone etiquette, a surprising 9-in-10 are offended when someone looks at their phone when hanging out with them IRL. So, put down the phone when you are with someone.