1. Leaving your phone to charge overnight
Call it convenience or laziness, people have this bad habit of plugging
up their device each and every night before bed. It’s arguable as to how
this will negatively affect the handset in the long run, but heck, it’s
sucking up precious electricity. Of course, we’re seeing more energy
efficient chargers that automatically shut off once a handset is fully
2. Not placing it on silent for specific occasions
You know you’re going to the movies. Heck, they even play a quick video
before a flick is about to play stressing the need to turn off your
phone or place it on silent. However, there are still people who forget
to do such things, so when your catchy Britney Spears ringtone starts
playing, you might actually allow it to play to its entirety in order to
prevent people from figuring out where it’s coming from in a crowded
3. Talking obnoxiously loud while on a conversation
Can you hear me now? That’s probably what comes to mind for those people
who have to deal with obnoxiously loud individuals chattering away on
their phones. No, we don’t need to really know what you’re having for
dinner tonight, so why don’t you just tone down the volume just a little
4. Sharing conversations over speakerphone
Sheesh, you’re already super loud with your tone of voice with phone
calls, but why do you have the urge to put your entire conversation on
speakerphone? In addition to dealing with your yappy voice, the
people around you will now suffer more having to hear the muffled voice
of the person on the other end of the line.
5. Not using Wi-Fi connection as a primary data source when at home
Batteries drain, that’s just the undeniable truth, so why continue to
allow your already vociferous smartphone to chomp down on its juice?
EDGE speeds aren’t that bad, 3G speeds are okay, but if you’re hitting
it big with some kind of 4G connection, such as LTE, you better be darn
sure to take advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity at home. Smartphones
already need to deal with battery life in general, so why not get the
most out of your battery by connecting it to Wi-Fi at home?
6. Thinking that using the phone while it's raining outside won't ruin it
Oh people, we sometime think our phones are impervious to the elements.
Of course, we know that drops can adversely affect them, but for some
strange reason, people think that nothing will happen while using it in
the rain. Water and electric components just don’t play well, so why do
some people forgo the thought and continue to use their device – even
during a downpour?!
7. One-worded responses to text messages
OMG! Okay! Well…..we know what you’re thinking. Text messages shouldn’t
be long conversations, but on the other end of the spectrum, one-worded
responses can be interpreted in many ways. Some people might think that
you don’t care or not interested, but even worse, it’s a real drag for
those who don’t have an unlimited messaging plan attached to their line.
Therefore, every single message received or sent is vital, so you’d
better expand just a bit to make the most out of it.
8. Not leaving a voicemail/accompanying text as to why you're calling
Ring ring! Ring ring! Beep. Yeah, no one is picking up, but I’m calling,
so why should I leave a message? Then again, the person making the call and not leaving a message probably
wonders why people never end up getting back to them. Leaving a message
of some kind adds a bit of importance to your phone call, so when you
don’t leave one, people will think that it’s not important at all.
9. Talking on the phone at inappropriate times
It’s a Friday night, and you’re out on a hot date ready to order
something, but you realize that the other person across the table is
chit-chatting away – all the while, the waiter is patiently waiting to
take down your order. Not only are they going to peeve that waiter, but
their actions speak louder than their conversation on the phone. Sure,
you might press on trying to get them off the phone, but the damage is
10. Texting while in the middle of conversations
You’re in a hotly debated conversation with friends or peers, but then
all of a sudden, someone from the bunch decides to whip out their phone
and text away. You’re trying to get a point across with everyone, but
this one standout person is oblivious to what you’re saying, which means
you’ll be repeating things later on. Needless to say, it’s annoying
that people aren’t listening as they’re doing their own thing.
11. Bringing the phone to the dinner table
After a long day at work, you’re headed home to have a nice meal with
the family – where it’s considered to be the perfect bonding time.
However, there’s a single rebel at the table who decided to bring their
phone. Looking around, you can instantly spot who it is, as they’re
staring down at the floor, with both hands under the table. Kids and
teenagers might be guilty of this, but adults can be at fault too, as
they sometimes bring work home.
12. Being totally engrossed by your phone
Getting a brand spanking new
device makes some people want to know every single detail about it, but
as time goes on, the interest should hopefully fade. Well, there are
just some individuals that are constantly engrossed by their device.
Your significant other might be trying to do something a bit different,
but there you are, on your phone watching a YouTube video of funny
injury outtakes on bed. Buzz kill, right?
13. Distracted driving
Without question, at one point or another, we were
all guilty of doing this one while driving. Certainly, some people
have changed their ways and vowed to never use their handset while
driving after fully comprehending the disastrous results that can occur,
but still, it happens all the time with other drivers on the road. Try
as hard as they can, but there’s this invisible grip that devices have
on some people. Resisting is such a hard thing to do at times,
especially when you know it’s for something important – like a job
calling you back to offer you a position. To tell you the truth, it
requires a strong will to resist those urges.