The smart phone is a device that has become increasingly important in the lives of many people over recent years, with many using their phones on a regular basis and for all sorts of things. A recent study has shown how many consumers across the United States and almost glued to their smart phone handsets, with many going into panic mode if they lost sight of their phone.
In a recent study, the Mobile Mindset Study conducted by security app Lookout, it was revealed that 73 percent of people panic if they lose sight of their phone and a further 14 percent feel desperate if they cannot find or see their handset. Older people rather than younger people were more likely to get stressed about losing their cell phones, with those aged over 55 more than twice as likely to feel sick if they lose their phone than those aged 18-34.
The report also showed that gender made a difference to emotions relating to smart phones. According to the figures, 84 percent of women felt panicked when they lost their phone compared to 63 percent of males.
The data also showed that many people no longer considered it rude to use their smart phones wherever and whenever they needed to in order to check their phones, text, or even make calls. This included whilst in bed, while out for a meal or drink and in some cases even when on the loo!