One study showed that SIX in 10 adults ‘couldn’t cope’ for longer than a day without a mobile phone.
A survey of 2,000 smartphone users found that 3 out of 10 never leave home without a phone.
More than 1 in 10 (13%) use their device to help them find their way to work while 16% use it as a reflector.
Others rely on their smartphones to take photos (68%), check the time (64%) and see the weather (62%).
Also 27% are completely dependent on their device to get to their destination, with 35% admitting they have never used a printed map.
Research commissioned by HMD Global, the Nokia phone maker, to launch the Nokia G11 and G21 smartphones, found that more than 1 in 10 (12%) admit their phone’s battery dying will cause them’ worry’.
As a result, 55% claim running out of battery is a ‘nightmare scenario’, with the average adult charging their phone at least twice a day to avoid running out of battery.
While 48% of respondents would be very upset if they lost their mobile phone – more so if they lost their bank card (46%), car keys (40%) or wedding ring (25%) .
Petri Hayrynen, from HMD Global, the maker of Nokia phones, said: “Smartphones have so much to offer, it’s no surprise that we depend on them, making common complaints around battery life become more of a concern. become a real problem.
“That’s why we’re launching these smartphones that also offer a unique 3-day battery life.”
Research, via OnePoll, shows that people typically check their mobile phones 20 times a day – spending a total of two hours looking at their screens over a 24-hour period.
Of those venturing outside with their smartphone, 77% use an online map or an app to plan their itinerary.
While 28% use their device to book travel and holiday trips.
But 4 out of 10 people will experience stress if they run out of battery during a long journey, while 16% will struggle if they run out of juice during a meeting.
Overall, smartphone users blame video calls and emails as the main contributing factors to draining their phone’s battery.
Petri Hayrymen added: “There are other ways we can preserve the battery of our phones and offset that worry.
“From selectively using network connections to unnecessarily muting and stopping apps running in the background, all of these help the cause and keep you on longer.”
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