Upgrading a smartphone with new and better one is really an awesome feeling. However, we often overlook the capabilities of our old smartphone. Exchanging old phone while buying a new smartphone is a good idea but you can do much more with your old smartphone. If you also have abandoned your old and working Android mobile in favour of a new smartphone, then it’s time to think again. Here are the 5 interesting things you can do with your old smartphone or tablet. Let’s begin.
The Android mobiles come with built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot feature which can be used to create a personal wireless network with just a few clicks. Simply insert a SIM card with active mobile data connectivity in an old smartphone. Setup the name and password for the Wi-Fi hotspot and enable the hotspot. For setup you can go to Settings>>More>>Tethering & mobile hotspot and enable the hotspot.
You can turn your Android mobile or tablet into a baby monitor. You can ensure the safety of your baby while you are not around with the Android baby monitor app which will give you peace of mind. There are various dedicated baby monitor devices available in the market, though using old Android device can save your money. You can get a baby monitor app from Play Store.
GPS navigation is must when it comes to travelling new places. You can use your old Android device as a GPS navigator for your car or other vehicles. Most of the Android mobiles have Google Apps pre-installed on it which will allow you to use Google Maps app along with device’s integrated GPS to get real-time turn-by-turn navigation.
How about using old smartphone or tablet as a live wallpaper device? Cool, isn’t it? You can mount your smartphone in the bedroom or in the living room to showcase the beautiful wallpapers. There are apps like Dayframe and Slideshow Maker which help you making Android device as a digital photo frame.
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Everyone loves the old retro games that were played in childhood. How about playing those games on smartphones? You can play the old retro games which were available on Atari, Game Boy, Nintendo DS, N64 and other gaming consoles when you were a kid. All you have to do is install emulator apps like MegaN64 or DraStic DS Emulator which will run those games on your old Android mobile.
These are the 5 interesting options which you could use your old Android device.
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