Old iPhone: What to do with it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BeautifulWoman_1984, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. BeautifulWoman_1984 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I've got an iPhone here from 2012 that I'm no longer using. My iPad has completely replaced it.

    Is there a list of ideas I can look at?

    Thank you!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Give it to a friend or family member that needs a newer phone.
     
  3. Europa13 macrumors 6502

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    I can look up the value for you if you post the model, storage capacity and condition. I sell mine on Craigslist. It usually only takes a few hours after I post it.
     
  4. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Use Manythings app to make it a security camera?
     
  5. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    1. Backup phone
    2. Beta test new iOS versions
    3. Use it as an iPod
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Option #3 is what I did previously with my 6s Plus. Mainly for in the Car use. But I like your idea.
     
  7. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Sell it.
    Use it
    Throw it away
    Give it away
    Take it apart
    Break it
    See if it blends
    Do a raffle and give it away
    Use it as an iPod
    Ask facebook
    Display it
    Use it as a paperweight

    And the list goes on
     
  8. blcfla macrumors regular

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    I tend to sell anything I don't use regularly or need around, so SELL gets my vote
     
  9. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    Please consider donating it to charity. You wouldn't fetch much for a 2012 phone, but it could be invaluable to someone without means who is (for example) looking for a job. Just a friendly suggestion -- it's obviously your phone and your choice.
     
  10. lauramayer macrumors regular

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    I buy every year a new iPhone and every year one of my poor neighbours or the help gets my old device. So, make someone a present.
     
  11. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I should have mentioned that I don't want to sell it and that I'm looking for a useful way to keep using it.

    I'd love a way that I can keep using the iPhone!
     
  12. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    keep it as a back up. or give it to a family member or friend who needs a phone.
     
  13. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'd love an idea that was similar to this!
     
  14. ipulsecases Suspended

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    try to use it as a internet monitor . You can install the Skype in the old devices , turn on the auto reply for video chat , then you can check your house anytime you use Skype ,
     
  15. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    Put it in airplane mode and use it as an iPod if you don't have one, and of course it's always a back up phone in case you ever have to get your new phone repaired or something. This is what I've done with my old phone
     
  16. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Mount it in a nice enclosure in the wall and use it to control your smart home devices.
     
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  18. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the ideas!

    I just hate throwing away working devices. I'd much rather find a use for them instead! :apple:
     
  19. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've been searching the Apple website, but I couldn't find any ideas...
     
  20. ibookg409 Suspended

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    Give it away on the "pay it forward" thread here. I need a new phone for my kid who dropped his in ocean this past week in Hawaii.
     
  21. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

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    I gave my iPhone 6 to my sister after purchasing the 7. I say sell it or give it away to someone.
     
  22. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just realised that there must be millions of iPhones people are no longer using...
     
  23. BeautifulWoman_1984 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is what I was going to do at first, but since my iPhone is so old now it doesn't receive iOS updates anymore so it wouldn't be useful to most other people...
     

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