Now what? 5 Things You Can Do with Your Old iPhone

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Getting a new phone is always exciting.  The advanced features and capabilities of smartphones today can give you hours of enjoyment. But what do you do with your old phone? Do you just throw it in the trash? If you don’t know what to do with your old iPhone, then this might give you an idea as to what to do with that obsolete phone of yours:


Sell it. iPhones are valuable, no matter what model it is. You can always go online to look for potential buyers, or maybe even sell it to a pal who wants try using an iPhone. People are always looking to buy old phones without a new contract. By selling your phone, you can get rid of your old device and, at the same time, make a little money.


Use it as an Apple TV remote. Do you have an Apple TV at home? You can use your old iPhone as a designated remote for Apple TV. Download the Remote app on your old iPhone and use it to navigate the Apple TV interface.


Donate to charity. Even if you don’t realize it, there are still a lot of people out there who would be more than happy to get an iPhone. There are actually a lot of charities that you can contact to make a donation. Charities can either repurpose or recycle your phone or sell your phone to fund their programs.


Pass it down to the next generation
. If you have children or young family members like nieces, nephews, or even cousins, you can give them your old phone (as long as their parents are okay with that, of course). The old iPhone will be perfect for teens or pre-teens who want a phone they can also use to watch their favorite movies or listen to the latest songs.


Use your old phone as a dedicated music player. Load up all your favorite songs and albums into your old iPhone and use it as a music player. Stream music and hook up your old iPhone to a dock and use it to play your music whenever you please.

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Louise Mosqueda

Louise is an anti-social being who enjoys the company of animals. A writer by degree and profession, she likes writing about anything her mind comes up with, and learning about the latest gadgets. A video game buff, she prefers the complexity of older video games to new ones. You can usually find her riding public transport, lost in thought about her next blog entry. Know more about her and her anti-social antics by following her blogs and twitter.

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