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Half of young Brits admit to being ‘completely lost’ without their phones [Infographic]

25 facts about the UK's mobile internet addiction that prove, for better or worse, we're all digital natives now

A study of 2,000 smartphone users in the UK has revealed that the youn Brits struggle the most when without an internet connection, with 50 per cent of 18-24 year olds admitting that they would feel “completely lost” if they are out and about and could not get online.

According to a new survey by Telenav, developers of Scout – a free sat nav app with offline functionality – nearly a third of respondents in the 18-24 age bracket say that they would have little use for a smartphone that didn’t have an internet connection, and 37% say they use an internet connection on their handheld more than any other feature, including making calls.

Telenav have summarised its finding in the below infographic, which also reveals 85 per cent of young Brits also say they can’t read a map, and even more shockingly, 80 per cent wouldn’t even feel comfortable navigating by road signs alone to reach their destination.



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