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What can I do with Old iPhone?

Last Updated: 28th May, 2020

What you can do with your old iPhone
  • Try trading it in. If you're planning to get a shiny newiPhone soon and you don't need to keep your old one,you can check out its trade-in value with your carrier.
  • You can sell it.
  • Use it as a security camera.
  • Repurpose it as a universal remote control.
  • Turn it into a bedside companion.
  • Keep it as your backup phone.

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In this manner, can you still use iPhone without service?

Still, plenty of apps require no Internetconnection or cellphone service at all to use. TheiPhone is a perfectly capable device without aservice provider or usage plan. You can use youriPhone without any cellular service.

Additionally, does Apple give you money for old phones? You can trade in Appleand third-party devices. Many Apple and third-party devicesare eligible for a trade-in credit or an AppleStore Gift Card. And all Apple devices are eligiblefor recycling.

In this regard, will erasing my old iPhone affect my new one?

Erasing all content and settings from an olderiPhone will not affect your new iPhone.Recognize that anything that you have saved on the oldiPhone that you didn't move or restore to the new onewill be lost unless saved somewhere else.

Is iPhone 4 still usable?

In a nutshell the iPhone 4 is stillusable, however is it worth having? IMO my answer is no, whichis based on security. The iPhone 4 can only run (or beupdated) to iOS 9.3.5 leaving the phone vulnerable which isa critical concern at the current time with anythingtechnology.

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