What to Do With an Old iPhone?

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If you have recently invested in a brand new smartphone, there are a few things you can do with the old iPhone. Never just throw it away because you can do so many useful things with it.

Here are a few suggestions on what to do with an old iPhone.

Sell the Old iPhone

You should know that iPhones are known to hold good value even if they are already a bit older. You can still get a good price for your older iPhone if you offer them in reputable shops. You can also sell it privately to yield something higher.

Gift the Old iPhone

While you can always sell your old iPhone, why not consider donating it? Someone in your family or group of friends will surely be happy to receive it as a gift. There are also websites you can visit where you can learn things you can do to make a positive difference with your old device.

Give the Old iPhone to Your Kid

Look for a tough case for your iPhone and download and install some of the newest games for kids. This will transform your device into an instant way of keeping your little ones entertained with no need for them to borrow and consequently smash your sparkling new iPhone.

Use the Old iPhone as a Baby Monitor

If you will check the App Store, you will see some apps that will allow you to use your old iPhone as a baby monitor so you can check the live video of your kids at night or any time of the day.

And if you have a newer security system, you probably can download their iOS app and use the old iPhone as a security camera.

Use the Old iPhone as a Kitchen Tool

If you are a certified cooking aficionado, you can mount your old iPhone in the kitchen then use this as your measurement calculator and recipe book. This way, you can be sure that your iPhone won’t be getting greasy, wet, or accidentally dropped on the kitchen floor. Just activate Siri and you will need to use your hand to get all the recipes you plan to cook.

Use the Old iPhone as a Music System

Even if you are not using an active SIM card on your old iPhone, you can still use it. Just connect it to WiFi and the music service you are using. Connect it to your system with AirPlay or Bluetooth so you can use your old iPhone as a shared radio playback and music system.

Use the Old iPhone as a Backup Drive

Finally, your old iPhone can be used as a backup drive as well. Just remove all the things you don’t need then install the USB Flash Drive app available for free so you can have a flash drive connected to the WiFi you can use as your backup storage.

This is pretty cool as it also integrates with different third-party services for file storage such as Dropbox and iCloud Drive. This can also be used for playing various video formats.


Follow these tips on what to do with your old iPhone and make the most out of the remaining years of your device.

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