Americans now check their phones up to 96 times per day: new study
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In a climate increasingly dominated by the novel coronavirus CoViD-19, and the measures intended to curb its developing pandemic status, it may be more important than ever to recognise common disease vectors and modes of transmission. Unfortunately for many tech enthusiasts, they include the beloved devices that are needed for work (or not) on a regular basis.
A study published by Asurion indicates that US residents may handle their smartphones up to 96 times per day, or with a frequency of up to 10 minutes. This conclusion stems from the analysis of responses recorded from 1998 smartphone users across this country during August 2019. Its publishers also asserts that up to 45% of Americans have yielded to the temptation to use their phones in public bathrooms at least once.
Furthermore, as many as 60% of these individuals may now leave these devices out in restaurants or bars. However, exposing them to such communal surfaces may be even less of a good idea than normal these days. Asurion also advises a regular phone-cleaning to prevent disease. There are a number of methods to do so effectively, from the use of isopropyl alcohol (just be careful around the ports) to UV sanitizing enclosures specifically designed for mobile devices.
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