9 ingenious ways, your old Android phone a new life – CNET

9 ingenious ways, your old Android phone a new life – CNET

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you can still use your old phone.

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you have finally decided to buy a new Android phone, perhaps the Galaxy S20 or Google-Pixel-4 XL  – but now you have to decide what to do with your old one. Sure, you could sell or trade your previous device (or the other phones that they found in a drawer), but it is not the only approach. 

If your phone is too old to command a high resale value, or you are looking to save some money on a webcam or a Google homepage, or maybe you have to Tinker just likes to use some pretty ingenious ways, your old device and turns it into something that you want to use.

After all, smartphones are small, powerful Computer with storage space and a camera. Your phone makes a handy substitute for many other electronics, you can also turn it into a home security camera or to diagnose your car’s mechanical problems. Read more!


Convert your old Android phone into a webcam.

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Turn your old Android into a webcam

Now is a good time to your old phone into a webcam. You can get a number of free apps — including Zoom or Skype — improve the quality of your video chats, while quarantine. Getting started is easy, and we will give you all the tips that you need to have a top-notch setup. Remember, even an older phone, the main camera could still be better than your laptop built-in webcam or no webcam at all.


The Hyperkin SmartBoy Mobile device.


Convert your old Android into a Nintendo Game Boy

you can play video games everywhere you go, when you turn your Android into a Nintendo Game Boy. Everything you need to get started is a compatible Android phone and the Hyperkin Smartboy Mobile device. 

in order to play the games, you have to purchase Game Boy cartridges (unless you still have it). But you can also play Game Boy Advance ($55 at Amazon) apps, if you don’t have the retro cartridges.

Save your photos on the old phone

images with a lot of storage space on your phone, so you save on your old mobile phone. You canphotos, and then send them to your older phone to free up space./p>

you can also use your old phone as a camera, and take you places you don’t want to normally would to your new phone For example, if you go to the lake, or on the beach, you can take photos without a lot of worry over the case your phone can record in the water.

Use your Android as a universal remote control

It is great with a remote control, everything can-think In the Adam Sandler movie. OK, maybe not so extreme. But to be able to all of your devices from one remote is a relief. Download a remote control app such as iRule, and then sync your mobile devices, including your Xbox One, Roku, and Apple TV.

If you smart light bulbs, you can sync your phone to it as well. Follow these tips on how you can transform your device into a universal remote control, to questions so that you are never where you hid your TV remote control again.


Transform your Android in a Google home page.

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Turn your Android phone into a Google home page

to be re-using your Android phone, Google home smart speaker is simple and requires no app downloads. Make sure your phone is updated to the latest Android OS so you the “OK, Google.” Next, you need a Bluetooth speaker for your mobile phone with the pair. Make sure that both devices remain plugged in at all times. You will be ready to give Google instructions in the shortest possible time. The best part is, you don’t have to home $129 to spend on a Google. Learn more about what you can do with a Google homepage here.

your Android can double as a home security camera

a feeling of safety, putting their old phone in a home security camera. Download a safety camera app, such as Alfred (with iPhone) to get started. You look at your house while you are at work, to ensure that all is well. You place the phone in the main room of the house in a place where you can get the best view.

If you’re home, put it outside (hidden, of course) to see who knocks on your door, or you see any suspicious activity. Maybe you will find it is only a raccoon, which is already a candy Wrapper left in your yard and not your neighbor’s child.


Turn your phone into a baby monitor.

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Use your old phone as a baby monitor

Instead, run into the room of your child every time you think you hear, cry, or makes strange noises, check to see whether your baby is OK by turn your old phone into a baby monitor.

in the room and access them from your current mobile phone by installing Skype on both devices. You can also use a baby monitor app like Dormi. We have not yet tested on real babies, but the customer reviews are excellent. You will

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Turn your Android into a wireless mouse

It can be annoying if your wire dies, wireless mouse on you without warning. It helps to have a backup, and you can turn your phone into a mouse in the shortest possible time. You will need to download an app such as Remote mouse to do so.

Once you have the app, connect your phone and desktop on the same Wi-Fi network and you to say bye-bye to that old-school mouse. Keep it in your laptop bag for you if you can work on the go-and stop by a coffee shop to.

Keep your old phone as a music player

storage space on your phone by using your old phone as a media player. Since you have a new phone, you can wipe all data from your old phone (except for your music and music apps).

you will be able to as many songs as your old phone can, without worrying use about how much storage you. Hook it up to your surround sound speakers if you start a party and let the fun.

The great thing is that you will be able to leave it in one place and not have to worry about incoming calls and messages to interrupt your tunes.

Now, you’ve got some cool new ideas for your mobile phone, here how to cast and mirror an Android screen to TV, how to disinfect your device, without damaging it, and how to set up Google Numbers on your Android.

Released on Sat, 04 Apr 2020 19:00:01 +0000

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