How to use old iPhone after purchasing the iPhone XS

If you have already bought a new smartphone and the old one did not want to take or you just do not want to break up with him, he still can be used. Here are four options that you may like.

Security camera

Not to buy a house in an expensive security system, you can use as a camera old iPhone. There are apps that you can use in real time to monitor everything that happens in the house. One of them is Presence. Simply install it on the new iPhone and the old. Then, establish a makeshift camera in a convenient location to connect to the grid and observe.

Addition to the stereo system

Without SIM card the iPhone still can act as a music player. If your stereo does not support AirPlay and Bluetooth, you can buy a cheap dock with 3.5 mm Jack, connect your speakers, insert your iPhone, and enjoy music. But if you are subscribed to Spotify, you can remotely control playback with any other device.

A table clock or night light

As the battery of the old iPhone is not a pity, can be made to work him around the clock into a clock or a nightlight. In the App Store have the appropriate program showing the time and illuminated smartphone screen bright colors.

Phone for emergency calls

Even without a SIM card with the iPhone you can call in rescue service. Unlikely he’s ever gonna need with the aim to call for an ambulance or the police, but extra insurance never hurt anyone. That is a pretty solid reason not to get rid of the old device and put in a shelf just in case.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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