Can We Live Without Smartphones? Statistics Says You Will Panic
How much time you spend a day staring at your smartphone?
How many of you have an iPhone but really don’t need it? Honestly.
Is it the first thing you grab for when you wake up in the morning?
The last thing you look at before you go to bed?
- 54% of people say they do all of the above.
A study sponsored by Lookout, says that we often put more time in our phones than in real personal relationships. in fact the way we think, behave and the emotions we feel is more and more developing into a new “mobile mindset”.
“The findings establish that our attachment to smartphones is driving a new mobile mindset. Our behaviors, emotions and social interactions are impacted by smartphones to the extent that they now play an important role in our value systems.” – Alicia DiVittorio, Lookout
Smartphone Dependency Statistics
We are obsessed with staying connected on our phones.
- 60% of respondents say they don’t go an hour without checking their phones.
- 63% of women and 73% of men between ages 18 to 34 don’t go an hour without checking their phones.
Rules of etiquette are also changing or being challenged.
- Nearly a third of respondents say they check their phones while sharing a meal
- Nearly a quarter of respondents say they engage in risky behavior such as checking their phone while driving.
- 10% check their phones during religious services
The Study also suggest we are also emotionally attached to our devices
- Nearly three-quarters of respondents felt “panicked” when they misplace their phones.
- 14% said they felt “desperate”
- 7% said they felt “sick”
- Only 6% said they felt “relieved”
How Are You with Smartphones?
So let’s discuss.
- How much time you spend a day staring at your smartphone?
- Is it the first thing you grab for when you wake up in the morning?
- The last thing you look at before you go to bed?
- Do you see us getting more and more dependent on Smartphones?