There are 168 hours in a week. How many of those hours do you spend on your smartphone? The answer might surprise you.
New research found that the average person in Britain spends 16 hours a week on their beloved smartphones, the equivalent of two work days!
I suppose that's what happens when you check your phone an average of 50 times per day, with 46% of teens checking their phones every 15 minutes, on average. The study also found:
- 29% check their phones before they go to sleep
- 18% check their phone as soon as they wake up
- 14% will check their phone if they wake up in the middle of the night.
OK so Britons check their phones a lot. But what else are they doing? Let's break down this activity:
- 35 minutes per week are spent taking selfies. SELFIES!
- Add another 35 minutes of using the camera in reverse to act like a mirror.
- Users are spending less than three hours making calls and sending texts.
Is this affecting family life and human interaction? The stats say yes.
- One in 10 of those surveyed would give up time with their friends, family and loved ones instead of give up their phones.
- One quarter of people would give up candy and sweets before their phones.
- One in 10 would rather give up sex than their phones.
The majority of us don't leave the house without our phones. We play games while we wait, we send emails and texts, cruise social media sites, video chats, and oh yeah, make calls too. Needless to say, most of us are on our phones for a good portion of the day, but could you be considered an addict? Click here to find out.