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  • Shannon Warnecke

Are you addicted to your smartphone?

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Researchers are finding that we are using our phones so often and for so many reasons, that smartphone use is becoming habitual.

You know you’re addicted to your cell phone, even if you don’t want to admit it.

With cell phones being just a grab away, it’s hard not to be on it constantly, even when surrounded by other people.

When smartphones came out in 1994, it’s unlikely many envisioned how dependent our society would become to our phones more than 20 years later.

According to Pew Research Center, 96% of Americans own a smartphone; and the demographic with the highest percentage of ownership is 18- to 29-year-olds.

This device allows us to call, text, look up where to go via GPS, video chat with family and friends and virtually asking any question from Google to find out an answer on the spot.

It's no wonder smartphones are in constant use. And because of this, checking our phones tends to be as much out of habit as out of necessity.

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