By the time you’ve read this, you’ll probably feel a strong urge to check your phone. Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes – burying their heads in their phones 80 times a day, according to new research. A study by global tech protection and support company Asurion found that the average person struggles to go little more than 10 minutes without checking their phone. And of the 2,000 people surveyed, one in 10 check their phones on average once every four minutes. Check out this small study by the New York Post on how often Americans check their phone.