20 Signs You Are Probably Addicted To Your Phone

How would you feel when you leave your phone at home? A phone addiction sounds a little extreme, but a new study suggests that 53% of people suffered from nomophobia —the fear of not having your mobile phone on you. ‘

According to Psychologytoday:Nomophobia is a term describing a growing fear in today’s world — the fear of being without a mobile device, or beyond mobile phone contact. Among today’s high school and college students, it’s on the rise. An increasing number of college students now shower with their cell phone. The average adolescent would rather lose a pinky-finger than a cell phone. A growing percentage text or tweet instead of actually talking to others. 

Find out if you’re addicted to your phone and take the test below. 



20 signs you are addicted to your phone

See how many of these statements from the study authors’ survey you agree with. The more of these that sound like you, the more likely you are to have nomophobia.

1. I would feel uncomfortable without constant access to information through my smartphone.

2. I would be annoyed if I could not look information up on my smartphone when I wanted to do so.

3. Being unable to get the news (e.g., happenings, weather, etc.) on my smartphone would make me nervous.

4. I would be annoyed if I could not use my smartphone and/or its capabilities when I wanted to do so.

5. Running out of battery in my smartphone would scare me.

6. If I were to run out of credits or hit my monthly data limit, I would panic.

7. If I did not have a data signal or could not connect to Wi-Fi, then I would constantly check to see if I had a signal or could find a Wi-Fi network.

8. If I could not use my smartphone, I would be afraid of getting stranded somewhere.

9. If I could not check my smartphone for a while, I would feel a desire to check it.


10.If I did not have my smartphone with me, I would feel anxious because I could not instantly communicate with my family and/or friends.

11. I would be worried because my family and/or friends could not reach me.

12. I would feel nervous because I would not be able to receive text messages and calls.

13. I would be anxious because I could not keep in touch with my family and/or friends.

14. I would be nervous because I could not know if someone had tried to get a hold of me.

15. I would feel anxious because my constant connection to my family and friends would be broken.

16. I would be nervous because I would be disconnected from my online identity.

17. I would be uncomfortable because I could not stay up-to-date with social media and online networks.

18. I would feel awkward because I could not check my notifications for updates from my connections and online networks.

19. I would feel anxious because I could not check my email messages.

20. I would feel weird because I would not know what to do.

How many points will you recognize? Let us know in the comments below

Source: Psychologytoday.com, Featured Photo: Gossip Girl TV show

  1. I can’t deny I spend a little too much time on my phone, but one of my favourite things to do at night is put it on airplane mode for a couple hours and just have some “me” time!

  2. I had to stop scrolling because I said yes to too many – oops, I know what I need to work on…..

    Lauren x
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  3. I think I have them all but not knowing what to do with myself for sure. It’s crazy what did people do before? ha x

  4. i feel i’m guilty of all of these, sometimes when i’m sat on my bed i’m pretty sure i just imagine the noise the vibration of an email makes but when i check my email app i don’t have an email, sometimes i think i’m going crazy with it! I hate to admit but i’m definitely addicted!

  5. I’m actually surprised that I don’t get anxious when I’m not around my phone… in fact, I can do without going on it for a full work day at times. If I am using my phone a lot, it’s generally because I’m bored.

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