If you’re an early adopter of new technology, chances are you’re one of the people that always has the latest edition of your preferred smartphone. While this is great for the economy, it’s probably not as great for the environment considering electronic waste, or e-waste, is one of the fastest growing sources of garbage in many countries. Luckily there are plenty of things you can still do with that old smartphone. So rather than just tossing it or letting it sit around like an old paperweight, why not try some of the things on this list and put that old phone to good use.
6. Use it as a GPS
One of the best uses for an old cell phone is turning into a dedicated GPS map. If your phone contains a GPS receiver, applications like TomTom and HERE will still work because they utilize onboard maps that work without cellular data or internet. Of course, when you’re offline, you won’t be able to get information like the current traffic situation, but at least you’ll always have access to city and country maps.