Muting Notifications on Our Phones Makes Us Check Them More

Putting them on silent actually results in the fear of missing out!

If you mute your device in order to be less distracted, you might want to rethink that. apparently muting notifications makes us check our phones more. Researchers in Pennsylvania surveyed people about their smartphone use and found that putting them on silent actually results in the fear of missing out! The researchers say it’s because people have come to need to stay updated, reduce our uncertainty and connect with others.