Remote into Your Home Desktop
Inside your average workplace, the Wi-Fi connection is widely available. By connecting your old phone to your Wi-Fi you can do quite a bit. One thing you can do is install apps on both your home machine and your mobile device (or your work machine and your mobile device) and use the old mobile to set up a remote connection to your home device. The more connected you are to the data you use, the more you can do.
Make It a Video Conferencing Hub
Using your old smartphone as a conferencing hub is a great way to communicate with contemporaries, customers, friends, and family. All you need to make it work is a stand of some sort, a power source, and a Wi-Fi connection.
Find Use at Your Desk
You can give an old device function by using it as a desk clock, a photo frame, or a calendar. Even if you don’t have a mobile carrier connected to the device, you can still use the app stores over a Wi-Fi connection.
Turn it into a Security Camera
If you feel as though you need a bit of extra security, you can use your old phone as a security camera. You will need to download an application that will allow you to view a live feed from the phone, but then all you need to do is ensure it is plugged in and positioned the way you want. This wouldn’t be a great replacement for a dedicated physical security system, but it’s good for keeping track of your pets.
If you don’t have plans for your old device, you can resell it if it’s in good shape or you can dispose of it. If that is the route you are going to go, contact Level5 Management at (561) 509-2077 and our IT experts will help you recycle your device responsibly and properly.