10 interesting facts about smartphone addiction
Although a smartphone, tablet, or computer can be a highly productive tool, the compulsive use of these devices can interfere with work, school, and relationships. When you spend more time on social media or playing games than interacting with real people, or you can't stop yourself from repeatedly checking text messages, emails, or apps—even when it's having negative consequences in your life—it may be time to reevaluate the use of your technology.
Smartphone addiction, sometimes colloquially known as "nomophobia" (fear of being without a mobile phone), is often fueled by an internet overuse problem or internet addiction disorder. After all, it's rarely the phone or tablet itself that creates the compulsion, but rather the games, apps, and online worlds it connects us to. We will list ten facts, among which you may find yourself in.
- 1. According to the survey, 22% of smartphone users between the ages of 18 and 29 admit to checking their devices every few minutes. What indicates phone addiction if that does not?
- 2. 52% of teenagers use their smartphones silently when spending time with friends for extended periods of time.
- 3. 66% of the users give indications of nomophobia, the fear of going out without your telephone.
- 4. Within an hour of going to sleep or waking up, 87% of smartphone users check their devices.
- 5. Within the first five minutes of waking up in the morning, 69% of smartphone users check their smartphones.
- 6. More than 50% of smartphone owners never turn off their devices.
- 7. On an average night, 71% of smartphone owners sleep with or close to their devices.
- 8. 44% of adults will check work-related email while on vacation.
- 9. The average smartphone user checks their phone 63 times a day.
- 10. 86% of smartphone users will check their devices when conversing with friends and family, according to statistics gathered in 2019.