(Updated July, 2017) Not even a decade ago, the smartphone was an item of luxury – possessed by few, and coveted by many. Today, many years down the line, everyone has a smartphone in their hands.
The usage of phones has also shifted drastically from basic activities such as calling to advanced technological innovations that have made the mobile phone a complex technical marvel and one that is an integral part of everyday life.
With such a plethora of services available, it’s no wonder the amount of time many of us spend on the smartphone.
However, do all users devotedly pay attention to their phones, or do they combine using the phone with other mundane activities?
Multitasking is often said to be counter-productive, but that hasn’t really done anything to stop people from juggling other activities alongside using their phones.
From a recent review of infographic and other sources, we can classify the percentage of people who combine smartphone usage with other day-to-day tasks.
Mobile Phones Use with other Daily Tasks:-
- A staggering 61% of people use their smartphones while watching TV, which is, in fact, can allow you to do more than one thing when you are bored with what you are watching, especially considering that you don’t have to give up on either a rerun of your favorite TV show, or that important text you simply have to reply to.
- The combination of using a phone and watching a movie makes the number drop to a scanty 8%, which is again, quite justified, seeing that being engrossed in a riveting movie doesn’t really allow for too much interest picking up your phone and joining a group conversation.
- 35% of people tend to use their phones while playing with their children, while another 37% use their phones to check up on the events around them even while attending a party.
- In what is a pretty startling scenario, About 32%of people are in the habit of using their phones while driving a car and which definitely is risky and dangerous not only for you but everyone else on the road.
Don’t forget about the possibility of encountering an accident or problem when using your smartphone almost triples when someone is driving.
Uses, Misuses, Advantages & Disadvantages of USING Mobile Phones
You would think that maybe people would give their phones a pass while dining out, but they apparently don’t, seeing as 36%of people use their phones while eating out at restaurants. And to be honest, when I see a table of people doing that, I wonder why did you even leave home in the first place?