Is your hometown addicted?

If you didn’t already know it, people in the north love a smartphone – and don’t just take it from us. asked 2,000 UK adults how much time they spend looking at their handsets per day and it turns out those in Northern Ireland and Scotland spend longer on theirs than anyone anywhere else in Britain.

It’s a fact – northerners love a smartphone! People in Northern Ireland and Scotland spend more time on their phones than anywhere else in the UK

Residents in both take 2.12 hours and half an hour longer than others in the UK looking at their smartphone each day, who otherwise rack up a national average of 1.81 hours a day doing the same. People in Northern Ireland are also the most likely to use their phone for more than five hours per day, while a fifth of Brits spend three to four hours a day on their smartphones overall.

Our study also shows that residents in East Anglia and the South West are the least hooked, spending just 1.52 and 1.65 hours each per day on their smartphones respectively, and that women rack up more time each day on their phones than men.

More women than men also own a smartphone, whilst those aged between 18 and 24 spend the longest time on their smartphones every day at 2.79 hours – 35% higher than the national average.

What this research tells us is that regardless of where you live or how old you are smartphones are becoming indispensable to many of us in the UK. They are replacing our televisions, our diaries and are our main source of entertainment.

Yet still many people don’t insure them!? Daft eh? We think so, as there’s a policy out there to suit every budget – whereas replacing that all singing, all dancing gadgetry genius will set you back a pretty penny.

Gadget insurance protects against loss or damage to your digital devices. From laptops to tablets, sat navs to smartphones, don’t forget you can find a cost-effective policy which suits your at Protect Your Gadget – the UK’s only independent gadget insurance price comparison website.