How to take advantage of your old smartphones

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Sooner or later, you will have to break up with your old smartphone, and to start "relationship" with the new one. Many people don't know what do you do with your old cell phone? In fact, many of us give it for free because it is too old to be sold, or even let it lay around. But there are actually so many things to make these retired phone useful again. Below are 6 cool things to do with your old smartphone.

1. Remote Control

Maybe many of us have encountered hundreds of time losing our remote control. Then, why dont you use your no longer in use smartphone as a backup one? There is an application to turn your phone become a DVD remote control or even in-house electronic devices remote control.

Here is how you can do it

Here is how you can do it

2. Alarm clock

For those old smartphones that not having enough configuration to do anything else, just use it as an alarm clock.

The clock looks very chic and modern

The clock looks very chic and modern

In order to have a complete modern alarm clock, you need to create a small stander to place your smartphone, right beside you.

3. Use it as an MP3 player

Using a smartphone to listen to music is something that most of us usually do every day to relax after a tiring day. However, not all of us have enough memory capacity to store all of our favorite songs. Phone calls, texting, and web surfing also consumed a lot of  device's battery, making it drop quickly and dramatically.

When your phone is no longer in use, it will have more storage to become an ideal DIY iPod. In fact, this will make your main smartphone operating becomes smoother when it does not contain too many data.

4. Hand Map

For those who are frequently on the road, getting a GPS navigation device is absolutely necessary. Here you can make your old phone valuable again  because GPS is, fortunately, an integrated feature on most current smartphones

GPS is a feature that is available on most of the today smartphones

GPS is a feature that is available on most of the today smartphones

5. CCTV or Surveillance Camera

Currently, with the development of smartphones, we can easily use it as a surveillance camera to keep watch over your home. There are many specialized software support surveillance cameras on the phone, such as Salient Eye, Video Monitor.

6. Wifi hotspot

During a long trip when there is no Internet connection, you can use the old smartphones as a Wifi router. With a 3G sim, you smartphone will automatically become a WiFi hotspot for other devices such as a tablet, laptop or even a camera.

A Wifi hotspot will help you a lot during your travel journey

A Wifi hotspot will help you a lot during your travel journey

Do you know any other good tips to play with your old phone that we didn't mention here? Please share your tips in the comments.

JM (8techonline.com)
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