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The unusual lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has exploded globally, revealing the whole population and touching all areas in our lives: education, work, politics, entertainment, economy, markets, etc. Online teaching and learning during pandemics have exposed students to technology, ultimately resulting in ingesting of digital media. In this favor, the research aims to determine the use of smartphones among university students during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Therefore, this study aims to examine the use of smartphones by university students during the Covid-19 pandemic. This study collected 165 respondents from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A central university), Lucknow. This study used survey techniques, questionnaire tools and stratified random sampling techniques for collecting data. Data screening, factor analysis and reliability tests were conducted to confirm the validity and reliability of the instruments, further mean value was calculated, then t-test and ANOVA test were carried out to check the stated hypotheses. Factor analysis yielded three factors, i.e., improved learning, sharing information and access to materials. The findings suggested that gender has a significant difference with improved learning (p=0.050) and respondent’s age has a substantial difference with access to materials (p=0.022).