1. Reuse your old smartphone to control Chromecast
Chromecast was a surprise success for Google: a small device on the TV and an app on your smartphone are enough to play content from your device on your TV. Streaming apps like Netflix, Spotify and many others support the Protocol. It is very easy to use and a good way to bring your old mobile to life.
2. Android Use as a remote control
Imagine running out of batteries on your TV controller and it’s your turn to get up every time you want to switch channels. Not really! With your smartphone and pulled on the sofa you can change the channel or increase the volume of your TV, you just need your device to have an infrared port.
3. Call without SIM card on android.
Thanks to WiFi or Walkie Talkie apps you can connect your phone to the network and open a Whatsapp, Telegram or Skype session to talk to whoever you want.
4. Make it your video game console
Being an old smartphone, it’s probably not able to move modern games with HD graphics, but I’m sure you can play Candy Crush or Angry Birds. How about instead of buying a Nintendo Switch, you buy a good case from your smartphone and install a few games to entertain the little ones in the house?
5. Use it as an alarm clock
Even if the home light goes out, a smartphone will still work thanks to its battery. If you’re one of those who still uses a traditional alarm clock, connected to the mains, it will turn off and you’ll probably lose the scheduled alarm when the light is back. If, on the other hand, you use an alarm clock, that problem goes away.
6. Tune your instruments with android.
When you have an instrument, such as a guitar, it’s important to be perfectly tuned to deliver a perfect sound. Each note has to have a specific MHz frequency, and there are applications that help us to do this. Our old smartphone can be a perfect instrument tuner, why not?
7. use it as a music reproduct your old android.
If your old phone has a high-quality headphone output, you can use it as a music player, either in MP3 or in one of the multiple streaming services. Save battery and space on your main smartphone and avoid having to buy an iPod player.
8. Security camera and remote control
First of all you can turn your old mobile device into a surveillance camera and monitor your home. It can also serve as security if you have a baby at home or pets. Another option is to use the smartphone you have saved as a universal remote control since you can use it to handle, for example, the home lighting system.
Another way is to install applications such as Kodi for multimedia playback or combine it with a Chromecast device to control and play content from our smartphone. The old device can become the command of home entertainment.
9. GPS and game console
Do you use GPS to move with the car? The smartphone has become the new browser during our road trips and that device that you have saved can serve you for this task without spending battery or mobile data from your new mobile.
On the other hand, you can also take advantage of an old smartphone to make calls without having an integrated SIM card.
Through WiFi or with applications such as Walkie-Talkie you can connect your mobile and talk to your family or friends on WhatsApp, Skype or Telegram.
Finally, another of the uses we recommend is to convert it into a mobile video game console. You can take advantage if you have daughters or sons to install games like the Angry Birds and give a new life to your old smarthpone.