How to tell when you’re addicted to your phone

obsessed with phone

Hi, my name is Corinne and I have a problem. I have an addiction to my phone. I think I might be in love with it. It’s getting in the way of my life. It’s consuming my every thought. I can’t function properly with it, but the thought of being without it cripples me more. I’m not sleeping, I can’t focus on other tasks, I can’t even leave the house without fear of bumping into someone and getting hurt.

Things are bad man.. are you addicted to your phone, too?

Here are some of the ways to tell.

how to tell if you're addicted to your phone

How to tell if you’re addicted to your phone. 

  • You panic when you’re battery goes under 40%
  • You’re late to events because you need extra time to charge.
  • You press your home button to check for notifications even if it’s not lit up.
  • You press other peoples home button out of habit.
  • You panic about losing your soul phone so have to check it’s still there every 5 minutes.
  • Having it in your bag panics you YOU NEED CONTACT AT ALL TIME.
  • You refresh every social media app constantly, then start again.
  • You get in your car and spend 5 minutes looking at your phone before setting off.
  • You drive home and spend 10 minutes sat in your car looking at your phone before you get out.
  • You often think of pulling over en route somewhere to check WhatsApp and reply.
  • You’re known for waking up at silly O’Clock, sending a message or Tweet and then going back to sleep.
  • You use an average of 25GB of data a month (thanks Vodafone for that text!)
  • You have to add extra data to your bundle each month.
  • You often go to the bathroom without even needing it just to check your phone :/
  • Everything feels pointless without your phone.
  • You know you are doomed.

obsessed with phone

Are you an addict, too?

If you wanna talk about it, I’m here bro.




  1. Candice
    March 22, 2016 / 11:55 am

    Haha I am definitely addicted to my phone I freak out if battery gets low

    Beauty Candy Loves

  2. William Gould
    March 22, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    Ha-ha – I’ve only got a call and text mobile – much easier… 😀

  3. March 23, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I tick EVERY bloody box. Thanks for that haha!

    The problem is real, what the hell do we do about it?

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  4. March 25, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    I’m so addicted to my phone. Last week I stopped taking it to bed with me and my sleep is improving already! I used to read it for hours in to the early hours. So awful…

  5. April 4, 2016 / 11:58 am

    This is totally me all over at least we aren’t alone in our diagnosis great post! xo

  6. April 8, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    I think I am addicted to my phone considering that the majority of them comments I can relate to, so bad! I always just convince myself and say ‘it entertains me because i’m bored’
    “You refresh every social media app constantly, then start again.” – This point made me giggle because it’s so accurate. I really enjoyed reading this post if I’m honest xx

    Claire |

  7. July 14, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Seriously I need help. I am a phone addict. There I said it. Can someone please start a self help group. Iphone addicts anonymous.

    Amina xx |

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