You've finally decided to buy a new Android phone -- maybe theor -- but now you have to decide what to do with your old one. Sure, you could your previous device (or those other phones you found in a drawer) but it's not the only approach.
If your phone's too old to command a high trade-in value, or you're looking to save some money on a webcam or a Google btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊home, or maybe you just like to tinker, there are some pretty ingenious ways to repurpose your old device and turn it into something you'll actually want to use.
After all, smartphones are small, powerful computers with storage space and a camera. Your phone makes a handy substitute for lots of other electronics -- you can even or diagnose your car's mechanical problems. Read on!
Turn your old Android into a webcam
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Convert your old Android into a Nintendo Game Boy
You can play Hyperkin Smartboy Mobile Device.
In order to play the games, you'll need to purchase Game Boy cartridges (unless you still have them). But you can also play $490 at Amazon) apps if you don't have the retro cartridges.
Store your photos on the old phone
Images take up so much storage space on your phone, so store them on your old phone. You can use your new device to
If you have, you can sync your phone to those as well. Follow these tips on so you never have to wonder where your TV remote is hiding again.
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Repurposing your Android phone to be a
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Use your old phone as a baby monitor
Instead of running into your child's room every time you think you hear crying or a strange noise, check to see if your baby is OK by
Turn your Android into a wireless mouse
It can be annoying when your wireless mouse dies on you with no warning. It helps to have a backup, and you can turn your phone into a mouse in no time. You'll need to download an app, such as Remote Mouse, in order to do so.
Once you have the app, connect your phone and desktop to the same Wi-Fi network and say bye-bye to that old-school mouse. Keep it in your laptop case for when you're on the go and stop by a coffee shop to get some work done.
Keep your old phone as a music player
Free up storage space on your new phone by using your old phone as a media player. Since you have a new phone, you can wipe all the data off your old phone (except your music and music apps).
You'll be able to add as many songs as your old phone will allow without worrying about how much storage you're using. Hook it up to your surround-sound speaker if you're having a party and let the fun begin.
The great thing is you'll be able to leave it in one place and won't have to worry about incoming calls and messages interrupting your tunes.
Now that you've got some cool new ideas for your phone, here's, without damaging it and .