Technology can be frustrating. So frustrating, in fact, that “tech rage” is now a real diagnosable condition (stay tuned at the end of this blog for some tips on how to lower tech stress.)
With phones, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles, and smart home devices dominating our lives more than ever, we can all relate to this top 20 list of the most frustrating technological problems.
Getting on the phone with your home wifi provider has to be one of the most frustrating, time-consuming troubleshooting activities. Worse, being told there’s no estimated restoration time for a local network issue. The Dark Ages begins…
Eye strain and blue light exposure can bring on a whopper of a headache for many. Step away from the screen if your brain is throbbing - stat.
Nothing makes you realise how much time you spend on your phone like an unexpected app crash. We all survived the hours-long Facebook/Instagram/Whatsapp blackout of March 2019. Just.
Nothing makes you appreciate your home wifi more than a “you have exceeded your data usage” notification on your phone. Suddenly, streaming YouTube on your train commute doesn’t seem so worth it…
It’s like a full-time job all on its own. We’re sure your mates would understand if you exit out and keep the communication one-on-one.
Heartbreaking yes, but avoidable. EFM’s range of Screen Armour for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy is tough, durable and lightweight. You won’t even notice it’s there, trust us.
They say patience is a virtue, but if refreshing a webpage takes you back to the old days of dial-up internet… Houston, we have a problem.
If you just want your tunes without requiring a Masters degree in computer science, you’ll love EFM’s range of Bluetooth Speakers. Our tough, top quality home and outdoor speakers are all there for the taking - and pair up with your phone (and each other) painlessly.
Don’t lose your next big masterpiece. Utilise Google Docs as much as possible, which regularly auto-saves your progress so you don’t have to. It’s free and is oh so easy to share and receive documents. You have no excuse.
Wrong password. Please create new password. You can’t use a password you’ve used before. Your new password doesn’t include at least ten letters, three numbers and four punctuation marks… Was that triggering for you?
We can generally combat pop-ups nowadays with solid security settings in place as well as good anti-virus software, but sometimes one manages to stealthily sneak up on you.
Completely eliminate this stressor with a fast charging Power Bank from EFM. Stylish, light and compact, our bestselling range is available in 5000mAh and 10000mAh variations, to keep you juiced up on the go.
If you can’t get to Starbucks at their crack of dawn opening time to secure one of their coveted spots directly next to a power socket, you’ll be waiting a long time. Trust us. It’s amazing how long people can camp out typing and downing espressos.
Are you listening, Facebook and Instagram? None of us like it.
It never happens when you and your cat are Skyping your friend overseas, but it ALWAYS happens when you’re on a make-or-break client conference call. It’s like it knows…
If you aren’t on the podcast train, you’re being left behind. If waiting for the next episode of your favourite show to drop is unbearable, we have two greats lists of podcast recommendations to keep you afloat. You can find them here and here.
This isn’t just frustrating - it’s downright dangerous. Be safe and pick up a new charge cable the minute you see exposed wires or serious wear and tear. EFM’s range of charge and sync cables are available to fit lightning, micro and Type C connections.
It should be easy, but it isn’t. We’re surprised “email rage” isn’t its own digital stress subcategory.
We honestly only like going through this long process in the hopes of being gifted new emojis. We can live in hope.
How can an invisible storage system be full? We will never know…
While our list of the top 20 frustrating technology problems are things that we can all relate to, “computer rage”, “tech rage” and “digital dependence” are real psychological conditions that can negatively impact your life if you let them.
Researchers in the United States have found that Americans experience around 40,000 bouts of “tech rage” in their lifetime, so we can only assume that Australian numbers are on par.
If you find that technology makes you frustrated more often than it makes your life easier, it’s important to implement healthy strategies to counteract digital stress. A good way to do this is by setting strictly tech-free pockets of your day, where you fill your time with activities nourishing to your body and soul. This could mean switching off at 5pm and using your evening to work out, cook healthy meals and visit with friends. Find what works for you and stick with it.