Is Your Phone's Battery Negatively Impacting Your Relationships?

  • Have you ever gone to a cafe and ordered a coffee so that you can charge your phone?
  • Have you ever said, “I’m at 15%, you’re at 36%, give me the charger,” which lead to an argument over whose turn it was to use the charger in your household?
  • Do you argue with your loved ones because they think you “ghosted” them when your phone just died on you?

If so, you’re not alone, and you may be suffering from “Low Battery Anxiety.” In 2016, LG surveyed thousands of smartphone users and found that nine out of 10 people “felt panic”: when their phone’s battery dropped to 20 percent or lower. Furthermore, it also found that 25 percent of people have had a fight with their significant other because they chose not to answer their phone, to prevent it from dying or because it was already dead. Although “Low Battery Anxiety” is not a recognized anxiety disorder and is simply used to refer to the negative impact a low battery has on people’s everyday lives, its effects are very real.

The same study found that “Low Battery Anxiety’s” adverse effects are not limited to the psychological realm. For example, one in three respondents to the survey reported that if their phone's battery was at 20% or below, they would skip going to the gym. Furthermore, it also found that a dead or dying battery can have a detrimental effect on your romantic relationships, as one in three respondents reported that they had gotten into an argument with their partner because of unanswered calls or texts. These examples highlight how the effects of a dying battery can compromise a healthy lifestyle.

Today people use their smartphones more than ever before, and the batteries in the phones simply can't keep up. This constitutes an enormous problem as it leads to anxiety, compromises a healthy lifestyle, and frankly complicates your relationship. So what's the solution? Well, forty percent of the people surveyed said that they had asked a complete stranger to use their charger when their phone’s battery was below twenty percent. Although this may solve the problem in the short term, it does not constitute a long-term fix, and let's be honest, asking a complete stranger for something can be more than a little uncomfortable.

There has to be a better way to solve ‘Low Battery Anxiety,” right? FuelBox has made it easy to counter “Low Battery Anxiety” by producing a mobile battery pack, called the BoostPack. When you have a handy dandy BoostPack at your side, there is no need to stress your dying battery because it carries enough power to keep your phone charged throughout the entire day and night. So, if you or anyone you know appears to be exhibiting symptoms of “Low Battery Anxiety,” show them this email or get them a FuelBox. Say no to stress and yes to a happy, healthy, lifestyle with FuelBox.


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