6 reasons not to sell your old iPhone

Many iPhone owners are practical when selling an old smartphone to add a little and buy a new one. This is natural and quite logical: sell iPhone definitely worth it, as long as you can get decent money for it. And then there are people who keep it for themselves – surprisingly, they quickly find use for an old smartphone, although they lose money when buying a new one. Oddly enough, there are good enough reasons to really leave the iPhone and not lose it. Today we will tell you about a few life hacks, why not worth selling old iPhone and what can be done with it.

6 reasons not to sell your old iPhone

Spare smartphone

The iPhone is one of the most reliable smartphones out there, but sometimes problems happen with it. For example, a failed attempt iOS updates can leave you without a phone for hours or even a day. Your old iPhone 5S lying on the table can help you out in a difficult situation. It will also be useful if you forgot your main smartphone at work or lost it altogether.

One iPhone is good, but two is always better

By the way, I strongly recommend that you take a spare phone when traveling: not so long ago, my friend almost lost contact in Slovenia due to iPhone breakdown 11, but his old iPhone 6, which he took with him to play on the road, helped him a lot. In general, I need to say a few words about smartphone for games.

Smartphone for gaming

Old iPhone is sometimes suitable for gaming

This year I gave my mom an iPhone 11, which, it would seem, should completely replace the 1st generation iPhone SE. She uses a new smartphone, but … prefers to play on the old one. It so happened that she rests after work with the help of games on her smartphone, and the 1st generation iPhone SE is ideal for her. Who would have thought that an old iPhone would come in handy precisely for games. By the way, one of the reasons why she likes to play on it is the presence of frames around the display, thanks to which you can avoid accidental clicks. If you like to play, then feel free to connect the Apple One subscription, which includes Apple Arcade – we already talked about it in more detail.

What to do with an old iPhone

Old iPhone stuck? Profitably hand it over to trade-in and get a discount on the promotion

If your iPhone is already old enough, for example, the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, then there is probably no point in selling it: buyers will begin to knock down the price, given that the smartphone itself is already worth a penny. But it’s real hand over to trade-in and get a pleasant, albeit symbolic, discount on the purchase of a new device. Communication stores send old smartphones for recycling, so you will make a small contribution to improving the environmental situation. And even when depositing to trade-in, the discount can be summed up with the current promotion: more about whether it is worth taking iPhone to trade-in, we talked about in our article.

Sports player

An old iPhone is useful for training

When I worked in a fitness club, I often paid attention to how our clients use their old smartphones for training. Surprisingly, an iPhone can come in handy.

  • With its help, you can set a stopwatch, turn on programs for functional training.
  • Can be used as a player, especially if it’s a compact iPhone.
  • An old iPhone is easy to scratch and can be carried without a case. It sounds convincing, because the hall is quite noisy, and the smartphone can fall or a heavy sports equipment can actually drop on it.

And the iPhone helps you lose weight – tested for myself.

IPhone in tethering mode

Modem mode can be enabled on the old iPhone so as not to drain the current smartphone

You know how problematic it is to use iPhone in tethering mode? Not only does the connection deteriorate at some points in the room, but the smartphone is also discharged. Solving the problem of lack of Internet is very simple: use your old iPhone as a hotspot by connecting to a power source, such as a portable charger. Do not forget to put it in the place where the connection is most stable: practice shows that the better the signal quality, the less often modem mode is disabled.

Jailbreak to iPhone

Did you want to experiment? Use an old iPhone

You can safely use an old smartphone for experiments: for example, install a jailbreak on it to learn a lot of new things. Modern models with iOS 14 and iOS 15 are almost impossible to jailbreak, but if an older version of iOS is installed in the old iPhone, then you can try install jailbreakwithout worrying about the state of the smartphone, warranty and safety. Considering that, at first glance, the iPhone does not require customization, it is definitely worth seeing a jailbreak with your own eyes once in a lifetime.


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