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What should you do with your old cell phone?

After an upgrade, older phones tend to spend the rest of their lives inside a drawer or stowed away forgotten for years to come. Upgrade after upgrade, year after year, people tend to keep their old phones simply because they just don’t know what to do with them anymore.


1. Presence for Android and IOS.

Presence is a free App that utilizes your old phone’s camera and proximity sensor to record anything that triggers the motion sensor. The best part is being able to access the camera with either your iPad, iPhone or any android device. It doesn’t limit you to having it link to only one device. You can view everything in real time and can even communicate back and forth with the other end.


2. Install different software (Android Only)

Sometimes the main reason people want to upgrade is due to a poor running phone, this is usually the case with android phones and that’s due to software. Companies love to install pointless applications that are hard coded to your phone called bloatware. Bloatware tends to be applications that no one really uses such as your phone providers navigation, we all know everyone uses Google Maps. The only way to remove these applications is to root your device and while you’re at it, attempt to change to different roms.

3. Keep it as a backup

The last thing you want to do is lose your precious phone but if you do, it’s good to know you’ll have a backup at home instead of having to pay for a brand new phone or another used phone.

4. Sell it before it depreciates 

If you don’t intend on keeping your phone as a backup, the last thing you want to do is keep it long enough for the phone to depreciate more than what it has. It’s important to keep your phone protected with a case, no one is going to pay top dollar for a phone that has scratches and dents all over.

5. Give it away

Older model phones make a great gift to the young people in your family. Typically, older phones are less expensive to repair. If something were to happen, you wouldn’t be breaking bank and it takes them away from using your new phone.

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