In general, smartphones have made our lives simpler. They can help us find the way to a restaurant and they keep us linked to our social media accounts and mail. If they are so helpful, how come so many people get annoyed with smartphone users? Probably because there are some annoying 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 illegal in most states, people still do it. This behavior is not only aggravating, as it makes you less of an attentive driver, it can lead to car accidents. These accidents can just be fender benders or they can cause fatalities. Send a text to your friend telling them you will be five minutes late is not worth the chance of harming 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 amazing tools. They’re like little computers that you can hold in your hands, however they are not more interesting than your friends or family members, are they? Lots of people are so addicted to 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 communicating with family members at the dinner table. This isn’t risky behavior, but it is extremely annoying. Nobody wants to play second fiddle to your cell phone. Look at 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 need to turn the sound off on your keyboard. No one around you really wants to hear you typing away the text version of “War and Peace.” So turn off that keyboard sound. The people close to you in the checkout line, next to you on the bus or trying to work in the neighboring cubicle will enjoy it.