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Have your recently upgraded your phone or tablet? Don’t throw your old one out. Read on to find out what to do with all of your old devices.
This is a pretty obvious option. Many people look to buy used, older phones for a decent price. Find your local online yard sale group and see if anyone is interested.
Back Up Phone
There is nothing wrong with keeping an old, working phone in a drawer in case you break yours.
Dedicated GPS System
I love using my phone as a GPS system. I do not like how much it drains my battery though. Solve this problem by downloading the maps ahead of time to an old device.
Note: I’m not sure if this will work for all devices. It works wonderfully for old Windows Phones that allow you to access “Here Drive” which can operate 100% offline. Check your particular device before relying on it 100% as a GPS.
Remember the days when MP3 players were popular? I thought it was amazing that I could listen to music, without carrying a portable CD player. Anymore, music devices are also phones, organizational systems, movie players, cameras and more. Go back to the basics and turn your old device into a dedicated MP3 player.
There are several apps dedicated to saving you money. If you don’t want all of those apps cluttering up your phone, throw them on an old device.
Many women’s shelters and other charities accept old devices as donations. Make sure to fully wipe your data before donating!
Give to a Child
There are countless educational apps for children. I gave my daughter an old phone of mine so she can listen to audiobooks and she loves it!
If you aren’t going to use your old device, don’t throw it away. Recycle it!
What do you do with your old devices? Do you wait to upgrade until your phone is completely dead or do you like to have an upgraded phone every couple of years?