View Poll Results: Do you obsessively check your smartphone?

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  • Yes

    93 86.11%
  • No

    15 13.89%
  1. SteezyAR's Avatar
    hahaha yeh i check mine >5 times a day!
    08-01-2011 09:37 PM
  2. Bias X's Avatar
    I'm going to go with no.
    I mean their are times when i check it multiple times within a couple minutes, but its usually because I'm in a loud environment and don't always feel if my phone vibrates.

    Other than that, it usually just sits somewhere near me all day.
    08-02-2011 09:51 AM
  3. dsmith3427's Avatar
    I'm going to go with no.
    I mean their are times when i check it multiple times within a couple minutes, but its usually because I'm in a loud environment and don't always feel if my phone vibrates.

    Other than that, it usually just sits somewhere near me all day.

    It would be awesome if Apple put something visible on the outside of the phone to visually tell you of a new notification, especially in loud enviroments. I'm not sure what they could do???
    08-02-2011 11:22 AM
  4. E_Brown's Avatar
    I wouldn't say I'm an addict. I def check my phone 20 to 30 times a day, but only when I am bored (usually at work). If I am busy, and something is keeping me occupied, I go hours without looking at my phone.
    08-02-2011 03:38 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    Try this experiment: Put your phone away for an hour. If you get itchy during that time, you might be a habitual checker.
    yeah, so. i am lucky to go 30 minutes without checking.. does that make me a bad person??

    HELL. NO.

    also, i don't give two $hits if the color indicated that there are no new messages/notifications. i'm gonna check it anyways!
    Last edited by Alli; 08-02-2011 at 10:26 PM.
    08-02-2011 09:55 PM
  6. dsmith3427's Avatar
    I constantly check for texts. I leave my phone on silent at work so I never know if someone is calling/texting. It's crazy how many times I hit my phone to check. Crazy.
    If only Apple could devise some sort of visual signal to alert users of a new notification when the phone is on silent? You know, something we can see without having to unlock the phone. I know. How about they make the IPhone emit something? The phone could emit a little puff of smoke every time something new comes in. That should work.
    08-03-2011 01:21 PM
  7. CG68's Avatar
    Based on the CNN checklist I'm not a habitual/obsessive smartphone checker. Phew!
    08-03-2011 01:33 PM
  8. verwon's Avatar
    I'm an addict, but nope, don't consider it a problem!
    08-03-2011 01:40 PM
  9. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    I'm part of the minority then I guess haha. I don't mind not checking my phone for awhile. I'll just leave it in the car a lot of times when I go in to restaurants and such. I like not being available for a little bit. Plus my job doesn't really require that I be constantly connected so that probably adds to it.
    08-03-2011 02:46 PM
  10. Vorpal279's Avatar
    Only during football season (scores, news, twitter...etc)
    08-03-2011 11:04 PM
  11. awirawan's Avatar
    My name is Ardi, and I am addicted to my iPhone 4 and iPad
    08-04-2011 02:04 AM
  12. Anja Nikolic's Avatar
    Well to be honest at one time when i was in college ( a bore kind of guy ) no one called me. and i was always infuriated and felt bogged down by my own sense of depression of being avoided. Welcome to the corporate world and the phone just keeps on ringing and ringing and ringing. I just wish i never had a phone in my pocket (at times).
    08-04-2011 08:44 AM
  13. KarrieLyne's Avatar
    Guilty as charged
    08-04-2011 01:19 PM
  14. dsmith3427's Avatar
    Maybe we'll get lucky and it will be a 3D LED... I hope, I hope, I hope!
    Regular light is going to be just fine.
    08-04-2011 05:51 PM
  15. Alli's Avatar
    There are now 2 LED threads. Makes it easier for us to move your posts.
    08-04-2011 10:11 PM
  16. finnybean's Avatar
    I am addicted to iphone...and I think I need to try things suggested in the article
    Last edited by finnybean; 08-05-2011 at 07:47 AM.
    08-05-2011 07:22 AM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    I am addicted to iphone...and I think I need to try things suggested in the article
    i am addicted to iPhone as well, however, i have no plans whatsoever of doing anything suggested in that article. none
    08-05-2011 09:16 AM
  18. clapfoot's Avatar
    Yes. My wife gets angry when I do it during dinner events.
    08-05-2011 09:41 AM
  19. rdbecker's Avatar
    At lunch today I had to leave my phone in the car because it was charging. I kept feeling like I lost my phone somewhere.
    08-06-2011 01:34 PM
  20. totallygone's Avatar
    Most definitely and I have news articles push the content to my phone also.....:d
    08-07-2011 02:33 AM
  21. scottaaron's Avatar
    I will be using constantly, talking or texting. So i used to charge my phone twice at my work. At same time if i'm at my home, i used to charge thrice a day.
    08-08-2011 10:16 AM
  22. life_in_lenses93's Avatar
    because it seems as if the whole world is using iPhone. hence whenever i hear that familiar message/Whatsapp tone i will habitually take out my phone to check. Tsk.
    08-08-2011 02:02 PM
  23. BLiNK's Avatar
    because it seems as if the whole world is using iPhone. hence whenever i hear that familiar message/Whatsapp tone i will habitually take out my phone to check. Tsk.
    get a Droid. problem solved
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    08-08-2011 02:12 PM
  24. Gooster's Avatar
    God yes. In fact, sometimes if something wakes me up in the middle of the night or the early morning I use it as an excuse to check missed messages, emails, other notifications, before falling back to sleep.

    The truth is that I text about five people regularly: my mother, my sister, my best friend, and two other friends. It reaches the point where I THINK I hear the Tri-tone sound and I pull the phone out of my pocket.

    I don't really check email all that often, but sometimes when I'm out I'm always checking my Facebook app (amazing in and of itself because the iPhone FB app is GARBAGE) and I feel bad about it a bit after.
    08-09-2011 01:54 PM
  25. Parkupine's Avatar
    Yup. I'm completely addicted. Check it all the time, compulsively.
    08-11-2011 01:42 PM
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