In general, smartphones have made our lives less difficult. They can help us navigate to a restaurant and they keep us linked to our social media accounts and mail. If they are so helpful, how come many people get irritated with smartphone users? Probably because there are some frustrating habits they develop. If you are guilty of any of the habits shown below, you may be unintentionally annoying those around you.
Texting and driving
Although texting and driving is prohibited in most states, people still do it. This behavior is not only aggravating, as it makes you less of an attentive driver, it can result in car accidents. These accidents can just be fender benders or they can cause fatalities. Send a text to your friend letting them know you will be five minutes late is not worth the chance of hurting yourself or someone else. If you can’t resist the urge to text, try turning your phone off when you are in a vehicle.
Paying more attention to your phone than your friends
Smartphones are fantastic tools. They’re like little computers that you can hold in your hands, however they are not more intriguing than your friends or family members, are they? Lots of people are so dependent on their smartphones that they’ll text messages, read emails, and scan the news while seated at lunch with their friends. Or they’ll download a new ring tone while chatting with family members at the dinner table. This isn’t unsafe behavior, but it is extremely annoying. Nobody wants to play second fiddle to your cell phone. Examine your stocks when you’re alone.
When you type your text messages, does your phone spit out a series of beeps, boops, and clicks? If so, you should turn the sound off on your keyboard. No one close to you wants to hear you typing away the text version of “War and Peace.” So turn off that keyboard sound. The people surrounding you in the checkout line, next to you on the bus or endeavoring to work in the neighboring cubicle will enjoy it.