Most students who have smart phones are going to be using apps, but, according to a poll, there are other ways they spend time on their phones. Sierra Gardner, a freshman, stated, “I don’t really have any apps on there, and all I have on there is messaging, calls, and pictures,”
Taylor Covington, a senior, doesn't use her phone the way most people would assume. “I use my phone to check the time because I have a little slider phone, and I can’t really do much else with it,” she said. Half of the school answered the poll, and she was the only person that uses her phone primarily to check the time; however, there are other people who use their phone for just apps.
In fact, 44% of the students polled said they primarily use their phone for apps. The most commonly-used app by students at New Haven High is Snapchat, coming in at 33%. Then at 13% is Instagram; the third most used is Facebook at 11%. The other 43% play games like Trivia Crack or Clash of Clans, listen to music on Pandora or Spotify, look things up on Pinterest, look at pictures on Ifunny, or don’t have any apps because they have a flip phone. Unless you’re Nathan Allgaier; then you “don’t even” use apps.
These students that are on their phones so much have to be using a ton of battery life. That might make a person think, how often do these students have to charge their phones? That depends on the phone type. Most would say they have to charge their phone more than once a day. Students usually charge their phones at night, as many people do.
Even though many students spend a large amount of time on their phones, there are some students that only use their phone for an hour. 13% of students only use their phone for one hour out of the day; how do they do it? They spend their time in different ways, but most commonly by texting and using apps.
Now knowing how many hours a day a student is using their phone, a person would think that they will answer that incoming phone call. Will they, or will the person receiving the call be too involved in listening to music, playing trivia crack, or texting their friends?
-by Abby Perdue