Disadvantages of Use of a smartphone

Disadvantages of Use of a smartphone

1. Phones can be addictive and spending too much time on them can make you socially isolated from the real world. You should avoid becoming obsessed with constantly checking it. Resist the urge as it can develop into compulsive behaviour.

2. Overuse of smartphones has led to the development of a smartphone etiquette. There are certain social situations where it is just not acceptable to have a phone. For example, it’s not considered polite to interrupt a conversation to check an incoming text, nor do many people feel it’s appropriate to take a phone out when at the dining table. In other words, don’t let your smartphone habits turn you into a rude person.

3. You will lose your smartphone. Several times a day. You’ll leave it in the car, at the office, down the side of the sofa, under the duvet. And when you try to ring it, either the battery will have gone or you’ll have left it on silent. Don’t worry, it turns up – usually.

4. Smartphones are expensive. If you just have to have the latest all singing, all dancing model then you will be paying either a large sum to buy the phone outright or quite a bit for your monthly contract. In addition, there are costs for different services and charges for buying apps. It all adds up. Calls are also more expensive over mobile networks than over home phones.

5. There are security risks with smartphones. You store lots of personal information on mobile phones and many of the apps log you in automatically, giving anyone with your phone access to your online accounts. If your phone does not have an adequate, password protected, screen lock, then all this information is at risk.

In addition, there is also the risk your phone can be hacked or even spied upon.

6. Hello, burglar, I’m on holiday! There are some apps that allow friends to track your location using your phone and if their phone gets stolen, it’s easy for the thieves to find out that you are away from home. Of course, you can make it easier for them by posting a photo of you on Facebook, sunning yourself on the beach.

7. Storage can be a problem. Smartphones are small so there isn’t space for a huge, built-in hard drive. Although you can buy a sizable SD card for your music, images and videos, the vast majority of your apps and the data they download will be stored on the phone’s internal storage by default.

You can move the apps’ data to your SD card, however, whenever the app updates (and most do so very regularly), it will reinstall everything back on the internal storage again. In effect, this limits the number of apps you can have installed at any one time.

8. Danger, Water! Although there are a few waterproof phones beginning to appear on the market, it is safe to say that the vast majority of smartphones don’t get on too well with liquids. You’ll be surprised at how many get dropped down the toilet, in the bath or in the sink. If yours gets wet, turn it off or remove the battery as soon as possible to try to prevent it shorting. The most common remedy, though it doesn’t work for everyone, is to stick it in a bag of rice for 24 hours to soak up any water. Check out the many YouTube videos for help. The best solution is to contact the manufacturer or your vendor.

9. Smartphones are not indestructible or childproof. Besides falling down the toilet, the biggest problem we tend to have is dropping them and the result is often a smashed screen. Whilst you can buy a replacement screen and have a go at mending it yourself, the results are often poor. Getting it done professionally is the best option but it also very expensive. You can massively reduce the risk of smashing the screen by not lending your phone to your kids.

10. On a serious note, perhaps the biggest disadvantage of having a smartphone is that you put yourself at risk of someone trying to rob it from you. There have been instances of people being badly assaulted by thieves stealing phones and this is much more likely if you are flashing the latest, must-have phone. Luckily, a new technology which allows stolen phones to be deactivated remotely after being lost or stolen has reduced the number of thefts taking place. The best solution, however, is to keep your phone in your bag or pocket when in public. Out of sight, out of mind.

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