It can be a little unnerving when you come close to dropping your phone, but don’t, and a new survey reveals it happens fairly frequently. According to the poll of 2-thousand U.S. adults, people experience an average of 140 moments of “phone peril” a year, including almost dropping or cracking it.
The survey finds:
- Gen Z is the clumsiest generation, averaging 187 “close calls” a year.
- The average person has owned their phone for 2.2 years, but 69% of respondents are using a phone that’s partially broken. And that number is higher - 79% - for Gen Z.
- The most common phone issues people have right now include a cracked or scratched screen (24%), battery problems (21%) and overheating (15%).
- Half (49%) say they “always” use their phone to listen to music.
- Over half (57%) are planning a beach trip this summer and 60% say they usually use their phone to take photos or videos there.
- Surprisingly, a third of those polled claim they could go all summer without their phones. But only 27% of boomers would be willing to spend the entire summer without their phone - the least of any age group.