Purchasing a brand new iPhone or iPad typically has consumers thinking one thought: “I should sell my iPhone or iPad and make some quick cash.” And that is certainly one surprising use for gadgets you might think have overstayed their welcome. In addition to selling your iPhone for cash, you should also consider these five cool uses for your old iPhone or iPad.
1. Turn It Into an E-reader
You’ve probably read thousands of text messages and websites on your old iPhone or iPad, so you already know it’s an excellent device for reading. Before you sell your Apple device, consider turning it into a dedicated e-reader for all of your digital reading. Both the iPhone and iPad have access to Apple’s digital library of over 10,000 books and magazines. Also, comic book publishers such as Marvel, DC, IDW and Dark Horse offer both old and new comics for download on their own third-party apps.
2. Use It as a Digital Cookbook
Gone are the days of sifting through an index card holder looking for your grandmother’s spaghetti recipe. You can repurpose your old iPhone or iPad into a digital cookbook that allows you to access any recipe with the press of a button. With Wi-Fi access, you can quickly look up a recipe substitute without even leaving your kitchen. In addition, the App Store features hundreds of apps from your favorite celebrity chefs that will inspire you with brand new recipe ideas.
3. Turn It into a New Remote Control
Instead of spending $50 to $100 on a smart remote, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into one for free with the help of a few different applications. Most of the big television manufacturers offer the apps for free; if you’re looking for more functionality, a few paid third-party applications will give you additional features. One extra bonus of turning your iPhone or iPad into a remote is that you’ll never need to buy batteries again.
4. Configure It into a Home Security Device
An old iPad works great when combined with other home security devices. The large, crystal-clear iPad screen will allow you to get a pristine feed of what is going on in your house when you’re not around. If you’re looking for exterior door security beyond door locks, try
5. Make It a Digital Picture Frame
In today’s world, pictures are almost entirely taken by electronic devices. Unfortunately, one side effect of this is that there is no easy way to get physical copies of these photos for your picture frames. By turning an old iPad into a makeshift digital picture frame, you’ll have a way to display your digital photos without spending any money.