Cell Phone Users Reveal How Long They Can Be Without — It’s Horrifyingly Short

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16:  A visitor tries out an Apple iPhone 7 on the first day of sales of the new phone at the Berlin Apple store on September 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The new phone comes in two sizes, one with a 4.7 inch display, the other with a 5.5 inch display.   (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • ADULTS predict they could only go without their phone and TV for just five hours, while they could manage three days without a laptop or tablet.
  • A study of 2,000 Brits found 71 per cent admitted they’d struggle to manage their life if they didn’t have access to the internet.
  • And without a phone more than half (56 per cent) would hardly communicate with anyone.
  • When it comes to games consoles adults could manage for three days without access to them.

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