There's really no need to do this because my guess would be something like 150 times and my reality wouldn't be that far off. I check my phone religiously like it's a habit. Especially when I'm bored or waiting or curious. Or trying to make the time pass quicker.
I'll check my email, Facebook, Instagram, and play Words with Friends. I also text. Being able to check in on social media gives me a release from my tedious day and from a rigorous schedule on busy days. Checking my phone gives me a minute to forget that I have to be at school when I want to be home and to escape the people with whom I live when I am at home.
So, yes. I use my phone as an escape. But I also use it to keep up, because I'm nosey. I use it to entertain myself and to make grocery lists. The more apps I find that are useful to my everyday life and my sanity, the more I use my phone. I use my alarm because I forget everything all the time so, on some days, I might have three or four alarms set. I enjoy setting different tunes for my alarms too. For example, when my alarm goes off on the days I have duty or meeings, it's Chopin's funeral durge. Ha! I use a note taking app to keep notes of ideas I have for anything and everything. I use an app that tells me when to run and when to walk when I workout using interval training. I use our town's police app and my favorite local news station app. The last app I downloaded was CuriostityStream and I love it! Though I have been known to watch one of their videos when I should be doing something else. Same with TedTalks. And Spotify! I will use it to fall asleep at night and to play classical music in the lab during testing. The kids love it! They say it relaxes them and keeps them focused. I even use an app that keeps me updated on the phases of the moon.
I love that I am able to keep in touch with the lovely who lives in TN and with dear friends who live too far away. I love that I can keep up with family and hear all their news- good and bad. I check it during the day for texts from friends and family but also from teachers at school who need tech help. I love that I can text instead of talk because I truly hate talking on the phone most of the time. Which is why I don't check my voicemail. Nor do I answer calls from unknown numbers.
Now that I think about it, maybe that number should change to 250.
So, how often do y'all check your phones?