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Who Spends The Most Time On Their Telephone?

One study shows that people spend nine years of their lives looking at their phones

How much time do you spend on your phone? Everyone knows that smartphone addiction is a real problem. It may not be as big a problem as people like to make it seem, but it is ultimately an issue which means it needs to be addressed. A recent study by WhistleOut, a mobile comparison site, found that modern people will end up spending about nine years of their lives looking at their phones.

If the coronavirus pandemic is in full swing, that number is likely to rise. Millennials are the biggest culprit here, spending an average of 3.7 hours a day on their phones. Gen X does a little better by spending about 3 hours of their time on the phone every day, and baby boomers come in about 2.5 hours a day. All of this could make it seem like the world is about to end. After all, nine years is a very long time to do anything at all. With all of that said and out of the way, it is important to note that this information must be placed in a certain context before it can be fully understood, otherwise it may just be an alarming exaggeration.

There are many things that we do in our life for years. The average person will sleep continuously for about 20-25 years, and that’s when they don’t sleep enough or don’t live very long. At least the same number of years, and usually much more, is spent on work. We spend about five full years eating during our lifetime, even if we eat relatively quickly. Hence, spending nine years on your phone is no big deal, especially if you are productive using this phone.

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