Did you know? Putting your phone on silent can force you to check your phone more frequently 

Did you know? Putting your phone on silent can force you to check your phone more frequently 

July 5, 2022 0

Interesting study: The researchers from Penn State have stated that the individuals who put their smartphones on silent to avoid social media distractions might just check their phones more frequently than if it is not on silent. The study was published in Computers in Human Behaviors, claiming that “people who scored high on the need to belong and fear of missing out on personality batteries checked their phones more often after putting them on silent.” 

What you need to know: At the same time, the team of researchers claimed that there is no standard solution to resolve the problem of smartphones, especially among youth. 

How was the study conducted: The study was conducted upon analyzing the data collected from nearly 140 iPhone users, “the work was based on data collected from the screen time monitoring tool of 138 iPhone users.” 

What did it highlight: The research findings are quoted as, “When the phone was on a notifying mode like vibration or audio-alert, people checked their phones 52.9 times a day. In marked contrast, phones were checked 98.2 times daily when the devices were on silent mode.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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