Owning an iPhone is cool and exciting until it becomes outdated and you start yearning for a new one. If you maintained your old iPhone, there are several ways to keep it in use even after upgrading to a new one.
Apple’s Recycling Program
Apple has put into consideration the issue of getting rid of old iPhones since they release millions of iPhones into the market annually. Apple’s Recycling program was launched to handle old iPhones no longer required by users. The company takes back the phones, analyses the value of the phone, and then takes it while they give you an Apple Store Gift Card that weighs the same price and the iPhone in the current market. While Apple products are recycled for free, non-Apple products require a small fee if the device has no monetary value.
Apple invented a robot named Liam and later advanced to Daisy that takes apart an iPhone by removing and sorting different components of the device without damaging them. These components are either recycled to make metals such as gold, copper, steel, and aluminum or put together to create new iPhones. All you need to do is hand in your old iPhone at any Apple Store and state that you desire to have your iPhone pass through the Apple GiveBack program.
Seek To Trade-In
Your iPhone has probably served its purpose, and you need to upgrade into a higher version iPhone. Have you thought about trading it for cash or another phone? Your iPhone may be old, but it still holds some value. Use that. Conduct proper research on the kind of iPhone you need to advance to then look into all your trade-in options and deals. Some dealers offer a phone for a phone exchange or plus cash depending on the type of device you want. An iPhone 5s 16GB is a lower version compared to the iPhone X which means trading in will require that you dig deeper into your pockets for some more cash to fill it in. Ensure that the deal is fair on both sides.
Hand It Down To the Kids
If your old iPhone is no longer useful to you, your kids would be happy to have the device. Instead of buying brand new phones for the kids, who might probably turn it into a soccer ball, it would be sound to hand them old phones and see how they handle them. Install games and studying applications to make use of their free times.
Donate To the Less Fortunate
If you aren’t going to resell or reuse your phone, you can give it to someone who needs it but cannot afford it. Programs like Cell Phones for the Soldiers or Oxfam are in dire need of donated phones that will be distributed or converted into funds to continue serving a purpose.
Turn It into an iPod Touch
If you remove the sim card from your iPhone, you turn into an iPod touch. You only need to connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi connection that will connect to the App Store and conduct every activity an iPod touch can do. Plug in some earphones and go for a walk with your new iPod touch as you listen to your favorite tunes.
You have the option of turning your old iPhone into some cash. But how do you sell an old iPhone? People will assume that what’s useless to them applies to all others. Wrong! The internet is a broad market where you will find a client looking for a phone to buy while you will dispose of the phone at a reasonable price as it becomes useful to someone else.
Convert It into a Home Security Camera
If your iPhone is an iPhone 5s 16GB or close to that, you can easily turn it into a security camera. You will download an application, position your camera at the desired angle and start following up on your baby’s movements and property safety