What to Do with Outdated Phones? - Inateck Blog

What to Do with Outdated Phones?

Your old smartphone is a couple of years old doesn’t mean it can’t be put to good use. When you get down to reuse it, you’ll find that even the most outdated phone is still a palmtop stuffed with advanced sensor and display. So instead of throwing it away or reselling it at a extremely low price, why not recycle it? There are dozens of incredible Android and iOS apps that can add extra functionality to your device and transform your phone into a useful too.


1Security Camera
Manything is a free iOS app that can convert your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into a Wi-Fi-connected security camera. Then, you can use a second iOS device as your mobile monitor or opt to keep an eye on things from the Manything webapp. But it’s more than just a security camera; it’s also got it’s own IFTTT channel, so you can link it to a huge range of web services and connected devices. For example, if you’ve got Philips Hue lights in your house, you could set them to turn on automatically whenever Manything detects motion — making your phone act as both a motion-activated smart switch and a handy home-security tool that makes it look like someone’s home.


Baby Monitor
There are a handful of different of baby monitor apps in the App Store, and while the vast majority of them are nearly indistinguishable from your average security cam app, there are a few that boast advanced features and functionality that set them apart. Cloud Baby Monitor is one of those apps. In addition to live-streaming video footage, the app also supports two-way audio transmission so you can hear (and talk to) your baby; music playback so you can play your little bundle of joy a lullaby; and adjustable brightness controls so you can keep an eye on the crib in complete darkness.



8Smart Remote Control
Plenty of people have the experience that couldn’t find out the remote control for TVs. A far, far better solution is to turn your outdated phone into remote control over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. If you own an Apple TV or Xbox, then with the help of some tiny appliances your phone will be endowed with the functions of a remote control. The trend is, more and more home appliances will be controlled by phones and the next one may be the intelligent lighting. In the near future we may be able to control most home appliances with a phone.




Digital Frame & Portable Media Player
You must have seen A Digital Photo Frame in a digital store when you go for buying your T.V. Or Music Systems or any Mobile phones, and I bet you can’t stop yourself from buying it when you saw a beautiful slides of pictures are keep moving one by one and by imagine yours and your beloved photos in that display. So why not make your own smart phone and computers into a digital frame. FYI, Android users can make use of Dayframe, and iOS users can use Picmatic app.
9Dash Cam
There’s no doubt that a dash cam can really come in handy in your car–not just to record meteors and flying cars, but more practical events like collisions and aggressive driving. But instead of buying one, you can just use equipment you already have and a freely available app.

By now, everyone probably has an old smartphone stashed away in a desk drawer. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could put that device to good use? If you have an old Android smartphone you’re no longer using, we recommend using something like Autoboy Dash Cam – Blackbox or Autoguard Dash Cam – Blackbox. If you’re using an old iPhone, then the choice is simple: DashCam.


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