Other Ways To Use Your Old Smartphone Instead of Throwing It Away

When you buy a brand new smartphone, what do you actually do with the old one? There are many things you can do with your old smartphone instead of throwing it away. Apart from giving it to someone if we don't want to sell it, here are great ideas you can try with your old smartphone without throwing it away.

  1. Create an Untraceable Phone

As it is now, hackers can easily trace back all the data from your phone back to you. If you have an old smartphone, you can turn it into a "ghost phone" that will be completely untraceable.

A ghost phone has a lot of benefits. For example, it will keep your identity secure on online dating sites or if you're selling something online.

Here's how to do it:

Install one of the apps that provide a temporary phone number. Check Here for examples Add a secure VPN service that encrypts all data going out of your phone. For example, CyberGhost and ExpressVPN. Create a new Google or Apple account from the phone. Don't sign in with your existing account on the app stores. Similarly, create new accounts for any app you want to use. Don't buy any app or service. Online transactions leave a money trail. This is a handy gadget to have with you. Any time you want to take a data-sensitive online action, it'll keep you more secure than your everyday phone.

  1. Turn Your phone Into a Security Camera

Instead of spending good money to buy a bunch of security cameras, why not just use old smartphones? They work brilliantly, and it's easy too.

Here's how to do this:

You can use popular apps such as Wardencam, if your old smartphone is an android device. Download the app and sign in with your Gmail account. Put your phone where you want it, and you can watch all the action on another phone or computer

  1. Use It As A Universal Remote Control

This is one of the most popular ways to reuse an old smartphone. You'll be able to control almost anything in your smart home such as TV, decoder, AC, etc.

You need to check whether your Android phone has an infrared (IR) blaster. This will let it connect to TVs, air conditioners, and other devices that normally use a remote control. Most Xiaomi phones like Redmi comes with IR blaster. Sadly, no iPhones have an IR blaster in them.

If the phone has an IR blaster, just grab one of the best remote apps that we recommended. All Xiaomi Phones that comes with IR blaster, already have a system remote app installed, so there will be no need for 3rd party apps.

If the phone doesn't have an IR blaster, you'll need to add IR connectivity. You can do that by adding IR blaster to the phone with a third-party accessory.

  1. Use It As A Portable Gaming Device

If your old smartphone has a lot of internal memory, you can turn it into a portable gaming device for yourself your kids.

Instead of making use of your new phone for business and pleasure (gaming), your old smartphone can help you with the gaming part. This is perhaps the simplest way to repurpose an old smartphone, and your kids will love you for it. Given the amazing games released on Android and iOS these days, it's also a cheaper option than buying a PlayStation Portable or Nintendo DS.

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