When a smartphone no longer offers system updates, we have several possibilities. We can recycle it, sell it, or we can keep it and use it for a lot of different things. Do you dare to discover them?
These are some of the things you can do with a used mobile phone that, perhaps, you did not know you could..
Use the used mobile phone as a smart speaker
If your phone is compatible with Google Assistant, you can use it as a smart speaker once configured so that the mobile is always listening . To do this, follow the path Settings-> Google-> Search, Assistant and Voice-> Voice.
Next, connect the mobile to any speaker you have through a minijack cable in the headphone port. It is possible to use Bluetooth, but this way you make sure it always works..
Pets at home? Has a new baby arrived ? Use your phone as a surveillance camera. You will only need an application like this one for Android, as well as a support to keep the mobile well where you want to place it.
Remote control broken? Use your used mobile phone
If your phone includes an infrared sensor, you're in luck. Thanks to this, you can use your mobile as a remote control through apps like Universal TV Remote Control '..
GPS navigator for mobile
By putting your mobile in the car as a GPS, it runs certain risks of falling. Even the navigation is cut off if you receive calls. If you put an old phone as a GPS, you will no longer have to fear these kinds of mishaps. Of course, you must have an internet connection . You can try sending data from a phone with a SIM card.
Attach a remote to your old mobile and emulate Nintendo and Sega games. Get back together with your childhood friends and forget to spend more money on retro consoles. You already have one at home!
Do you want to go for a run, but you don't feel like taking your new mobile in case it gets damaged? Use your old phone to listen to music, download an MP3 player, and you're done. In this way, you will insure the new mobile and, if the old one falls, there will be less to regret.
Donate your phone to whoever needs it
If you decide not to sell it, give it to someone who needs it. You can take your mobile to certain NGOs such as 'Call for solidarity' and, thus, help people who cannot afford their own phone.