Recently upgrade to a newer iPhone? We bet you have your old one stuffed in a drawer left to gather dust because you can’t figure out what to do with your old iPhone. But, lucky for you, we’ve got some fantastic ideas to reuse your old iPhone.
- Keep it as a spare smartphone
- Let your kids reuse your old iPhone
- Use your old iPhone as an iPod
- Repurpose it as an Apple TV
- Use it as a handheld gaming console
- Use your old iPhone as a baby monitor
- Make it an infotainment device for your car
- Use it as a dedicated voice recorder
- Use it for home security
- Sell or donate your old iPhone
1. Keep it as a spare smartphone
You may come across a time when your new iPhone isn’t there for you, and at those times, having a spare smartphone would solve at least some of your problems.
So what’s better than using your old iPhone as your spare smartphone, which will be there with you when you need it most?
2. Let your kids reuse your old iPhone
Kids these days need smartphones more than ever, and they also need to learn the 3R concept: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
So instead of giving them a new iPhone or any other expensive gadget, your old iPhone would be a great gift for them; it would even help them in their studies and teach them to reuse their old goods before throwing them out.
3. Use your old iPhone as an iPod
Rather than getting an iPod, you can reuse your old iPhone as an iPod and enjoy some crystal clear music without spending an extra dime. It would save you a few bucks and bag you a better camera, battery, and a device that can make calls when needed.
4. Repurpose it as an Apple TV
The old Apple TV Remote isn’t the best device from Apple, and that’s why people prefer using their TV remote over the infamous Apple TV rendition.
However, you could get the new Siri Remote (which came out with Apple TV 4K for $59) or save that much money by repurposing your old iPhone as an Apple TV remote.
5. Use it as a handheld gaming console
There’s no shortage of titles on the App Store, and cloud gaming solutions like Stadia offer an ample catalog of games themselves.
With the help of a dedicated gamepad attached to your iPhone, you’ve got a decent gaming console at your fingertips without spending a fortune.
6. Use your old iPhone as a baby monitor
Taking care of babies isn’t an easy task. You have to check on them regularly whether you’re in your office or taking a nap. Most parents opt for costly baby monitors, but you can be smart by reusing your old iPhone as a baby monitor.
You can use Cloud Baby Monitor to turn your old iPhone into a baby monitor and keep an eye on your baby whenever you’re not with them.
7. Make it an infotainment device for your car
You can leave your old iPhone in your car once you get a new one. The old iPhone can be used for navigation, tuning in to your favorite music while driving, or you can turn it into a dashcam with a spectacular camera that can record those crazy events happening in front of your car.
8. Use it as a dedicated voice recorder
Instead of spending $100 on a high-end microphone, you can install Voice Record Pro on your old iPhone and use it to record your next podcast.
9. Use it for home security
Did you know that you can use your old iPhone as a security camera for your home? You can save some money by not spending it on Nest or any other home security camera.
Install Manything on your old iPhone and stream what’s happening in and around your old iPhone on your new smartphone. Moreover, it gives motion alerts, and you can record up to 30 days of video footage.
10. Sell or donate your old iPhone
If you’re not in the mood for some DIY, then I’d suggest you get some quick cash from your old iPhone. You can also donate it to those who need it more than you. But don’t forget to back up and reset your old iPhone before handing it over to someone else.
I hope you were able to find the best use of your new iPhone. Let us know in the comments if you have anything else in mind—we’ll do our best to help you out.