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43 percent of Millennials check their smartphone once every 20 minutes

43 percent of millennials check their phone once every 20 minutes (Source: KDM Engineering)
43 percent of millennials check their phone once every 20 minutes (Source: KDM Engineering)
Most smartphone users know of his or her bad smartphone habits, but they just don't seem to care. More than half admit to texting while driving with many even pulling out the smartphone during job interviews.

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Did you check your smartphone in the past hour? Chances are good that you did — multiple times.

A survey performed by engineering firm KDM Engineering asked 2000 Americans about their "smartphone etiquette" habits when at work or in public with friends. Perhaps to nobody's surprise, 43 percent of millennial respondents say they check their phone at least every 20 minutes. When at work, however, this drops to 20 percent with 77 percent claiming that they check in the bathroom. The five most "urgent" notifications are texts, phone calls, emails, Facebook Messenger, and Facetime in that order.

Smartphone owners are even less bashful in public. 40 percent say have looked over a stranger's shoulder to read their text and 54 percent say have texted while driving. Interestingly, 92 percent of all respondents admit that smartphone addiction is real with 57 percent admitting to bad or annoying behavior. In short, users are generally aware about what is considered poor smartphone etiquette, but they choose to behave rudely regardless both in the workplace and in public areas.

We recommend checking out the source below for more details and findings about the study.

(Source: KDM Engineering)
(Source: KDM Engineering)

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Allen Ngo, 2018-10-19 (Update: 2018-10-20)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.