10 Creative Ways to Use Old Smartphones



We all have some sort of smart phone lying around in our home which we do not use anymore. Although we should either sell it to bring to life again by utilizing its amazing features. We have carefully compiled a list of cool ideas you can adopt to use your old smart phone. These creative ways can help you save £100s as getting newer models of smart phones has become really expensive in the last few years.

Camera for kids

Kids love doing what adults like doing especially adult hobbies and as a parent it’s always a good idea to let your kids do what they love as long as it does not hurt them and enhances their creativity. Smart phones have been around for more than 10 years now and most of the smart phones have pretty good cameras which kids can use to take photographs and if you want them to learn more get them to watch some basic tutorials on photography and get amazed by their creativity! The cheapest camera on Argos is over £50, so you can definitely save money.





Use it as a Sat Nav

Navigation system is a reality of today and sometimes its really hard to use your mobile phone and sat nav at the same time especially if you are driving and having a dedicated sat nav could be costly especially if you want a latest one with free upgrades. Most of the smart phones can easily let you down load and use cheap navigation software if you do not want to use Google maps, else for me Google maps works just fine. Above all, updating and replacing battery on a smart phone is much easier compared to a sat nav. Using your smart phone as a sat nav can help you save some serious money because at the time of writing this article, the cheapest sat nav sold by Currys was £84.88.

Use it as an Alarm Clock

Well who enjoys waking up early in the morning and using your mobile phone isn’t the best idea. You can have a stand and use your old smart phone as a table clock which is always on a charge and keeps you away from the hassle of making sure every night that your mobile phone is charged enough to wake you up in the morning.

MP3 Player

One can argue, what’s the need of an mp3 player when you can use your smart phone. Well, the answer is simple, the amount of important tasks we have to perform on our mobile phones I think we shall just keep the music business separate especially if you really want to enjoy your music without any disturbance. The reason I recommend a separate mp3 player is the fact that it keeps your mobile phone safe and available for important tasks without any loss of battery.

Security Camera

Installing a Security camera with remote battery can be expensive venture especially if you want one a covert one. You can always use your imagination and make your own covert camera by using your mobile phone. And if you attach a battery pack which you can buy from eBay for as little as £10, it will give you descent recording time.

Universal Remote Control for TV

Those who have kids at home will agree with the fact that remote controls have a bad habit of disappearing. So rather than investing money in buying a new remote control or spending hours in finding your lost remote control, you can install remote control app and always have an extra remote control for almost all your remote control needs.






A Gaming device for Kids

Kids always want to use adults mobile phones to play games, there are 1000s of free games for all ages which are freely available from Apple istore and Google play which you can download and let your kids play them. You can also download nursery rhymes for them and let them learn whilst you can do other tasks. The good thing is you don’t have to worry if the mobile phone screen has a crack or does not accept any sim card. All you need is Wi-Fi to be working. And your kids gaming device is ready to use!

E Book Reader

Many of us love reading books, well, you can use an old smart phone to read book or even listen to audio books and use your normal mobile phone for all sorts of other important tasks. Just as most of other creative ideas, you can always use a faulty mobile phone which might has a faulty mic or may not let you make phone calls.

Use as a metal detector

We always need a metal detector to see if there are any live wires in our wall before we drill any holes. So you can always use a metal detector app to find out wires in the wall. This can prove to be a great device if you are a DIY person or a tradesman who has to drill holes in the wall on regular bases.

Sell it and get some cash!

Well, if you do not want to use your mobile phone for any of the ideas above, then just sell it. Smart phones lose their value with time as there are so many new smart phones hitting the market on almost weekly bases. So rather than getting your mobile phone rot without giving you any benefit, just sell it and use the cash. Most of the people do not think that they can sell smart phones even if they are broken. If you have any smart phone which you want to sell, you can use Rapid Phone Buyer to sell your mobile Phone even if its locked to any UK network. Dosnt matter if you want to sell an old iPhone 7 or want to recycle an iPhone 8 which you do not use any more, sell it.


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