Is your smartphone always in your hand or within arm’s reach? It’s pretty common these days for us to never be without our phones and a new survey reveals just how dependent on them we’ve become.
According to the poll of 2-thousand smartphone users, six in ten people “couldn’t cope” with being separated from their cell for more than a day. And they rely on it for basically everything:
- 68% use their phones to take photos, 64% use it to check the time and 62% constantly use it to check the weather forecast.
- Just over a quarter (27%) of respondents depend solely on their phones for directions and one in three have NEVER used a paper map before.
- Another 13% admit they can’t even find their way to work without the map on their phone.
And because they use their phones for so much, people are always looking for a place to charge them, and their out of juice stress is real:
- More than half (55%) of respondents consider running out of battery power to be a “nightmare scenario.”
- One in eight say a dying battery actually gives them anxiety.
The survey also reveals:
- The average respondent spends two full hours looking at their phone screen during a 24-hour period.
- They also check their phone an average of 20 times a day.
- Nearly half (48%) of those polled say that losing their phone would be very upsetting, which is more than those who would stress over losing their bank card (46%) their car keys (40%) or even their wedding ring (25%).