Nowadays, everyone is changing smartphones more and more frequently. I believe that many people will have one or two abandoned phones in their homes. So what should be done with these old phones? The following article will summarize several methods of using an old mobile phone. You will practically learn 8 reasons not to dispose of your old phone which is very practical!
8 reasons not to dispose of your old phone
The following sub-topics discuss methods by which you can make your old smartphone useful so much so that it can be a lifesaver, it can make tasks easier for you or even fetch you money. What can you do with a phone that is outdated but working? read along to learn more
1. As a Surveillance Camera/CCTV
Whether it’s an iPhone or an Android phone, it can be turned into an “Internet surveillance camera” by installing some software that can activate such a feature. There are many such applications. Not only can you call the front and rear cameras of your phone to monitor, but you can also use other phones, tablets. Aside from this, It is very practical to view real-time surveillance video on the PC.
2. As Remote Control for Smart TV/TV box
Many smart TVs/TV boxes now support third-party remote control software to operate. In the event that you lose your TV remote, your smartphone can come to the rescue which is very convenient.
3. As a Car Navigator or Map
I believe everyone is familiar with this. You can install mainstream navigation map applications on your phone, such as AutoNavi Maps, Baidu Maps, Google Maps, Apple e.t.c. In addition, don’t forget to download offline maps so that accurate navigation can be achieved even if the phone does not have internet facilities. installed.
4. As a Driving Recorder
This is also easier to think of, after all, smartphones generally have a camera, and some video quality is better than that of a driving recorder. In the old mobile phone, download the driving recorder software, fix it with the car bracket, connect the cigarette lighter power supply, and then you can use it. You can save money for a Dashboard camera( popularly known as dashcam) again!
5. Control Bluetooth Speakers
Want to enjoy high-quality music anytime, anywhere? All you need is a good set of audio equipment and a smartphone. Connect the speaker with a smartphone, you can use the smartphone as the control center of the audio system to stream music, and you can play music anytime, anywhere.
6.Old Phones Can Be Used To Open Stealth Accounts
If you happen to run some e-commerce or cryptocurrency accounts, you will know that random suspension is the order of the day. Most times, you may deserve your suspension even if you are ignorant of your offense. However, in some cases, these companies will just suspend your account arbitrarily. Notable among these companies are Amazon and eBay.
The only way to bounce back when your account is suspended and can’t be reinstated is to open another one stealthily. A new device is imperative in this situation. That is when your old smartphone which you have hitherto abandoned would come in handy. I still keep my galaxy s6 phone and it is serving its own purpose at the moment.
7. Your Old Phone Can Be Good Enough to Be Use To Track Satellite TV Channels
In case the name “Bluetooth satellite finder” is alien to you, you can actually learn about it here. Bluetooth satellite finders are becoming more popular than traditional satellite finders because of their ease of use and portability. I will love to reiterate it here that you need a smartphone to connect to your Bluetooth satfinder in order to see its functions and operation. If you have a phone(especially an Android phone) that runs android version 4.4 and above, you can use this to track your satellite tv channels amongst other things.
8. Your Old Phones Can Be Used to Connect your OBD 2 Devices
I discussed extensively, the significance of OBD2 in the diagnosis of modern vehicles(especially those ones produced after 1996). Need it to be told that Bluetooth/wireless obd2 adapters are now gaining prominence. However, you need a smartphone(be it iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or tablet) to be able to operate this small but very useful device.
Suffice to say that, it is best to not throw away or gift out your old phone but instead, dedicate it to vehicle diagnosis amongst other things that your old phone can do as listed above.