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17 Best Uses For Old Android Phones
Remote PC Terminal
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to access files on a desktop or laptop you've left at home, having a remote way to connect to your data could come in handy. As long as your old Android isn't too old and you have a wireless connection, you can use it to remotely view and control your computer.
Universal Remote
Take an hour or so to download the apps you need to control your TV, music, streaming services, and smart home devices. Connecting them to your home electronics will turn an old Android into a universal control tower for every smart device you own, packed neatly into a single device.
Citizen Science
Giving scientists access to your old phone could help push forward scientific discovery. Researchers at UC Berkeley created the Berkely Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) to use collected computing power from Android phones to scour radio telescope data in search of pulsars, look for more effective medical therapies, and more.
Security Camera
Certainly, your Android already has a camera, maybe even one that's higher quality than a dedicated security camera. It also has the ability to connect to Wi-Fi and a good security camera app can be obtained with a few clicks.
Universal eReader
Your old Android could feasibly house every potential reading app, including free ones like Overdrive, giving you access to eBooks and audiobooks at no cost. To make the most of your new dedicated eReader, clear off any other applications and download every reading app you can find.