Android can have a lot of wonderful uses, from sending SMS messages to taking photos to even being used as a Nintendo Game Boy. The smartphone is a highly powerful computer with a camera and a large storage space. Your smartphone can replace many electronic devices, including home security cameras and diagnostic tools for cars. Learn how to make your old Android device more useful.
The old phone is a good place to store your photos
Storing images on your old phone will save you a lot of space on your new device. To free up space on your older phone, you can take photos on your new device and then send them to your old one. Using an old phone as a camera also means taking it places that you would not normally bring your new phone. For example, you can take photos at the beach or lake without worrying about dropping your phone.
Your old Android device can be turned into a Nintendo Game Boy
With a Nintendo Game Boy emulator, you can play video games wherever you are. Start using the Smartboy by Hyperkin by simply pairing your Android phone with the $50 Mobile Device. Game Boy cartridges are necessary to play the games (unless you have them). Alternatively, if you do not have retro cartridges, you can play Game Boy Advance apps.
Use your old Android as a webcam
Your old phone can now be turned into a webcam. You can improve the quality of your video chats during quarantine using several free apps, such as Zoom or Skype. You’ll know exactly what to do to get your system set up right with our setup tips. It’s possible that the main camera on even an older phone can still be better than the built-in webcam on your laptop, or worse yet, no webcam at all.
Make your Android a universal remote
Think of Click, Adam Sandler’s movie. With one remote you can do everything. OK, maybe not that extreme. Controlling all your devices with one remote is a great convenience. Connect your phone to your Xbox One, Roku, and Apple TV using a remote control app, such as iRule.
You can sync your smart light bulbs with your phone as well. Make your device a universal remote by following these tips, so you will never again wonder where your TV remote is.
Play music on your old phone
Your old phone can be used as a media player to free up storage on your new phone. Your old phone can be wiped clean (except for your music and music apps) since you now have a new phone.
There is no storage limit for the amount of songs you can add to your old phone. You can also connect it to a surround-sound speaker if you’re having a party.
The best part is that you can leave it in one location so incoming calls and messages won’t interrupt your music.
You can use your Android as a home security camera
Your old phone can be turned into a security camera for your home. To get started, you’ll need to download an app like Alfred (which works also with an iPhone). Keep an eye on your house while you’re at work. Make sure that your phone is in the main room of your house in a position from which you can see it well.
Put the camera outside (hidden, of course) when you’re at home to see who’s knocking at your door or if anything suspicious is going on. Maybe the candy wrappers were left in your yard by a raccoon instead of your neighbour’s kid.
Monitor your baby with your old phone
By turning your old phone into a baby monitor, you can check if your child is okay if you hear crying or a strange noise instead of running into the baby’s room every time.
If you install Skype on both phones, you can use your old phone in the room and use your current phone to access it. Knowing you can watch your baby from any room will make you feel better.