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​How addicted are we to our smart phones?

​How addicted are we to our smart phones?

Posted by Marketing on 17th Oct 2016

There’s no question phones have become an integral part of our daily routines. No longer are they merely a device to call and message people from, but they have transformed into a multi-functional, all-inclusive device that we simply can’t live without. The invention of the smart phone has seen us dramatically change our interactions with our phones. As smart phones began to introduce the camera, calendar, Internet and, of course, social media apps we have all increased our dependency upon them. But just how dependent on them are we?

Many of us are guilty of checking our phones right before bed and it is the first thing we do in the morning. However, many of us don’t realise just how many times we check it throughout the day. A recent study conducted by Nottingham Trent University has shown that the average person checks their phone 85 times a day, with a total of five hours spent using apps and browsing the web. That’s a large chunk of your day spent on your phone. In fact, it equates to almost a third of the time a person is awake. So why is it that we spend so much time on our phones?

These figures probably have you questioning whether your phone is an asset or detriment to your day. Whilst our phones can be a major distraction (think snapchat, Instagram and Facebook) they have also simplified our lives in many ways. It can be easy to use your phone as a procrastination tool but it can also be used as a powerful method of giving back time to your busy schedule. Through simple practical apps like Calendar, Mail and Word, you can suddenly access your office on the go. Apps for businesses like Uber and The Trainline allow us to easily travel between places. Then of course, Facebook and Messenger allow us to stay connected with friends and family. All in all, your smart phone is overused but perhaps for good reason. We’ve all realised the benefits of our technology and we need to have it constantly switched on so that we can continue to reap these benefits.

At 32nd Shop, we understand your addiction to your smart phone and want to help you to use your devices better. That’s why we’ve got you covered with all the latest and greatest technology additions and protectors for your phones, tablets, laptops and more! 

Got you interested? Take a look now.