How Often Do You Check Your Phone?


I just read this article that claims that youth, between the ages of 18-24 check their phones about every 10 mins. 

At first, this didn't seem like a lot. But then I started thinking about it, having your phone on you every 10 minutes to see if anyone has texted you, every 10 minutes. That's 6 times every hour. If we're awake and about for 16 hours, thats checking your phone 96 times a day. THATS CRAZY. 

How often do you check your phone? Does this seem like a lot to you?
Jan 29, 2014 @ 01:00 pm

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Youth now a days have something called FOMO (fear of missing out). I'm definitely guilty of checking my phone at least every ten minutes, but I try to cut down because we can easily miss out on things because we're too busy with our social media. I'm pretty sure it's become a norm though to check so often. It'c crazy.
Jan 29, 2014 @ 02:24 pm

Cancelled my phone.

I actually cancelled my phone pretty recently. I was at a family gathering where tons of family members were snapping candid pictures -- I went through their pictures on Facebook, and noticed that I had my phone in my hand for a lot of them...... I actually missed a lot of the party, not even realizing it.
Jan 29, 2014 @ 06:27 pm

I'm not young but I definitely check it that often.

I can not tell a lie. I'm a 'heavy' social media phone is always beeping/buzzing. I check it. A LOT.
Jan 29, 2014 @ 08:09 pm

Phone free since November 2012

That is right, I have not had a cell phone since November 2012. With the economy, being low income, and a single mom with a mortgage, going threw a divorce, among many other things, I cancelled the phone. The first little bit was an adjustment, then I realized how often it annoyed me that people couldn't dial a number to talk to someone. I have a house phone for a reason. After a year of being phone free I was able to pay of debt, and start renovations in my house, it is suprising how much money was spent on it. Before I cancelled my cell phone, I checked it all the time.
Feb 19, 2014 @ 04:03 pm

Phone Checking

I carry my cell phone with me every where I go but,I never check it.The reason being is,if anyone is trying to reach me they can call.I never text anyone for the simple reason,I like to talk to people and hear their voice if they or I for that matter have something to say.I never let my phone take over my life like some people do.It can become addicitive and life is too short to spend too much time checking a phone when you can engage in a healthy conversation with a friend besides,I thinks it looks very foolish.Just my opinion.
Feb 19, 2014 @ 07:21 pm


My boy friend and I are separated by some distance right now so we text all day long expect when I am in some classes! I'm heavy into the whole social media world too. I blog, IG, FB, Pinterest, tweet... :) So sadly I think I am on my phone A LOT more than just 96 times a day!
Feb 19, 2014 @ 07:27 pm

Pretty accurate

I won't lie, I also check my phone A LOT. I love social media and I also love to keep in contact with my friends so I probably check my phone close to that amount unless I'm busy doing something where I can't.
Feb 20, 2014 @ 07:14 am


I am definitely guilty of it some days, if I'm waiting for a call or text, other then that I'm busy with the kids and don't even have my phone with me. Nobody needs to get ahold of me that bad.
Feb 21, 2014 @ 10:54 pm


I generally don't check my phone throughout the day. I am at school in classes and teaching from 8:30-3:30 and it wouldn't be appropriate for me to pull out my phone. However, I tend to spend a little more time using my phone in the evenings to text my friends and boyfriend. I don't use my phone for much else other than texting and occasionally for checking my email, so little that I only have to charge my iPhone every two or three days.
Feb 22, 2014 @ 02:51 pm

As needed

We are 4 in our home, and I wonder why we even have a home phone. Except in class, I always have my phone on me, so I don't need to check it unless I hear a sound. It can be invasive at times -- we're never not available, but having lived through my husband's terminal illness, it was a comfort knowing that people could do their things, but were always a phone call away.

Feb 22, 2014 @ 04:02 pm

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