To give you an idea of the extent of the problem and who it is affecting, here are some smartphone addiction facts and statistics surrounding smartphone addiction:

The average time spent using the mobile internet for American adults in 2019 was around 3 hours and 30 minutes per day, up 20 minutes per day as compared to 2018. (Vox)

Mobile traffic accounted for 53.3 percent of all internet traffic in 2019, a 222 percent increase compared to 2013. (Broadband Search)

95 percent of teens have access to a smartphone. (Pew Research Center)

The risk of smartphone addiction is highest in young people, especially females. (NCBI)

One in four youth is dealing with problematic smartphone usage. (BMC Psychiatry)

Smartphone addiction is more common in users who are less emotionally stable. (University of Derby)

Problematic smartphone use is linked to lower self-esteem. (NCBI)

Amercians check their smartphones 96 times per day. (Asurion)

More than one in five teen drivers involved in a car accident were distracted due to smartphone use. (Carsurance)

One in four adults wake up at least once during the night to check their smartphones. One in three teens do the same. (Common Sense Media)

39 percent of children wish their parents would spend less time on their device, up from 28 percent in 2016. (Common Sense Media)

38 percent of children think their parents have a smartphone addiction, up from 28 percent in 2016. (Common Sense Media)

62 percent of parents and 64 percent of teens use a mobile device within 30 minutes of waking up. (Common Sense Media)