What to Do with Old Cell Phones After Switching to Samsung S10

If you are not sure what to do with your old cell phones after you have gotten a new Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e, the following guide should give you some tips on what to do with your old smartphones. Read on to learn more.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jan. 14, 2022

Samsung has launched a number of smartphones in its Galaxy series and the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the latest phone in this lineup. If you have been following the news, you would know it boasts some of the latest features and people are going crazy for it. If you have bought yourself a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e, you may want to ditch your old phone.

One of the things most people do with their old phone after they get a new one is selling the phone off. Well, that is one option, however, there are a number of other things you can do with your old smartphone. Although it may be an old phone and may not have all the latest features on it, there are still many uses for your old cell phone and the following post lists some of those for you. Let’s check them out:

The following are some of the usages of your now-old smartphone that you do not wish to use after getting a shiny new Samsung S10/S10+/S10e. Your old phone can still do a lot of tasks and the following are just some of those.

Tip 1. Use As an Alarm Clock

If you do not already have an alarm clock, you can use your old phone as one. There is not much you need to do to make that happen. All you have to do is launch Play Store and install any of the alarm clock apps on your phone.

Once you have chosen and installed an app on your device, you can set up your one-off or recurring alarms on it. Then, it will be your phone’s duty to wake you up on time.

What to Do with Old Cell Phones After Switching to Samsung S10//S10+/S10e - Use As an Alarm Clock

Use As an Alarm Clock

Tip 2. Use As a Desk Calendar for Your Office

While many of you may already have a calendar in your office, your old phone can be used as a digital desk calendar in your office. You can install any calendar app on your phone and have it keep showing the calendar all the time on its screen.

That way you can get rid of your old physical calendar as the calendar on your phone provides more features and is dynamic. You can quickly respond to event invites, create new invites, and pretty much do everything you usually do with a real calendar.

Tip 3. Use As a Music Player

If you are a user who loves listening to music tracks, your old phone can serve as a music player for you. Either you can plug in your earphones into your phone, connect a Bluetooth speaker to your phone, or you can simply use the built-in speakers on the phone to play your favorite music.

Since you will use your phone for the sole purpose of listening to music, you would not easily run out of memory space unless your phone has only a few gigs of memory on it.

Tip 4. Use As a Car Tracker

If you have a car and you have not installed a car tracker on it yet, perhaps you can use your old phone as a tracker. What you need to do to use your phone as a car tracker is to use any of the tracking apps on your phone and put the phone in your car’s trunk.

That way if someone steals your car, you can use the GPS location signals from your old phone to find the whereabouts of your car.

Tip 5. Use As a Baby Monitor

Manually monitoring babies all the time may be a tedious task but you can use your old phone as a baby monitor. There are tons of baby monitor apps in the Play Store that you can use on your device to keep track of your baby’s activities.

Simply install any of the baby monitor apps, keep the phone in close proximity of your baby, and let your phone collect data for you to review when you get a chance.

Tip 6. Use As an eReader

If you do not already have a dedicated eReader, you may use your old phone as one. Simply head over to the Play Store and download the eReader app of your choice and start reading your favorite books.

Since you will be using your phone only for the purpose of reading, the battery on your phone will last longer than it did when you used it for all purposes.

What to Do with Old Cell Phones After Switching to Samsung S10//S10+/S10e - Use As an eReader

Use As an eReader

Tip 7. Use As a Monitor for Doorbell

Many users do not install a dedicated monitor to keep an eye on the footage of their doorbells. Fortunately, your old phone can be used as a monitor for your doorbell. Install your doorbell’s app on your phone, put the phone on your desk, and you are all set to view live footage of your doorbell – 24/7.

Since viewing live footage consumes a lot of battery juice, you may want to keep your phone connected to a power source.

Tip 8. Use As a Digital Photo Frame

Who doesn’t love the photos of grandparents with their grandchildren in your living room? Well, your phone can be used as a digital photo frame to be put in any of the rooms in your house. You can even use the built-in gallery app to have a photo appear on the screen all the time.

You can create and play a small slideshow on the phone so you have a different image each time you look at your phone.

What to Do with Old Cell Phones After Switching to Samsung S10//S10+/S10e - Use As a Digital Photo Frame

Use As a Digital Photo Frame

The Bottom Line

If you have purchased a new Samsung S10/S10+/S10e and you are wondering “what can I do with old cell phones”, the above guide should answer your question. It provides you with multiple things you can do with your old phone.

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