23 Signs You’re Addicted To Your Smartphone

“Uh oh.” - Everyone

1. You get slightly panicky when your phone is out of your line of sight.

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2. …And ridiculously panicked when you accidentally leave it AT HOME.

It’s like you’re missing a limb.

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3. You sleep with your phone on your nightstand, or worse, IN your bed next to you.

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4. Your friends tried to make you do this game, but you freaked out and grabbed your phone even though you had to buy a round of drinks.

I mean, LOOK! That one’s lighting up! That could be a message for me! ASLFHA:GFHALHGJ

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5. You justify being on your phone all the time because you “might miss a work email.”

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6. A cracked screen would never stand in YOUR way.

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7. You prune and manage your apps like it’s the White House lawn.

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8. You maintain three to five text threads/Snapchat chains going throughout most days.

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9. At least once a week you freak out that you can’t find your phone, and then realize it’s in your hand.

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10. Turning your phone off during a flight gives you horrendous FOMO.

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11. …but also makes you excited, because you know when you turn it on, you’ll have tons of notifications to go through.

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12. You insist that you can do two things at once — text AND walk, text AND listen! — but we all know that you cannot.

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13. Seriously! Everyone can see you failing at this.

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14. Sometimes you see an Instagram go up right away, but you wait 30 minutes to like it because you don’t want to seem lame.

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15. You talk to it even when you know it would be easier to type your question into Google.

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16. The only time you turn your phone off is on an airplane.

Other than that, it just goes on silent.

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17. You try not to do this at concerts, but you do it anyway.

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18. You relate deeply to the pain in this image.

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19. You feel kind of dejected when you sneak a peek at your phone after a long dinner or meeting and you have no new notifications.

Not even an Instagram like? REALLY?!?!?

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20. The idea of having to leave your phone in the store for repairs makes you ill.

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21. You don’t mind getting to the bar before the friend you’re meeting, because you’re justified in losing yourself in your phone until they get there.

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22. You constantly catch yourself trying to open apps you’re already in.

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23. You find something weirdly comforting in that familiar motion of sliding your finger across the glass.

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If you identify with any of this, welcome to the Smartphone Addiction Club!

Population: EVERYONE.

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