A few years ago, I was the proud owner of a Blackberry. I thought it was the greatest little “smartphone.” Unfortunately, it was stolen. I lost photos and phone numbers. But I replaced it with an Android phone. This phone was even better. The camera quality was phenomenal and the phone features were great! I didn’t think it could get any better. Then I purchased an iPhone.
The iPhone, iPad….Apple has managed to create an exclusive product that allows all Apple devices to work together. It’s amazing! There’s an app for just about everything. There’s an app to help you sleep, hypnosis to stop nail biting, workout apps, meal planning apps, etc. This phone is more than a phone, it’s my alarm clock, my radio, my newscasts. Oh my goodness, I need my phone. Can you be addicted to a phone? Is it considered a necessity? Hmmm.
Do I have a problem? The first step is admitting it. So I took to the internet and behold. An app that tracks the number of times you check your phone.
According to the article, the app is designed to help you decrease the number of times you unlock your phone or check it. In my opinion, it will take more than an app to take the focus away from our phones.
Is the phone addiction becoming a “pandemic”? If we use apps for almost every aspect of our lives, how can we start depending less on our phones (tablets) and relying more on ourselves?