Soon after we replace our old phone with a new one we start thinking about what to do with the old one.

Your abandoned old smartphone are actually virtual gold mines. You just have to find the right way to tap into their potential and give them new life. Here are some tips regarding how to use your old phone in an innovative and smart way.

MP3 Player or Radio:
This is the best and easy way to use your old phone while enjoying your favourite songs or listening to your favourite radio station. Also, you don't have to worry about the phone calls coming in between your songs.

Home Security Camera:

Your old phone can be used smartly as you can keep an eye on your home or office just by transforming your device into a web connected security camera. There are so many apps which you can download and with the help of them you will be able peek through your device.

If you are a book worm and your day doesn't get complete without reading a book then this idea is perfect for you. Don't waste money on buying some e-reader or kindle, just use your old phone as an e-reader and without getting disturb you can read your favorite book.

Handy for emergency:
This is really thoughtful to keep your old phone handy for emergency. What if one day you forget your phone somewhere or your lost it? Atleast you have that emergency phone through which you can always get connected.

Gift it:
This is actually a super cool idea to gift your old phone to your loved ones. You  can gift it to your younger siblings who always wanted to have it since you have purchased it. This will have two benefits, one, your sibling will love you more and second, you can easily get your work done from them, atleast for some days.

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