Do you have a hoard of old phones hiding away in a desk drawer somewhere? If you’re like most people, you probably do! Samsung has come up with an innovative way to put them to good use.

If you have an old Samsung smartphone, you can upcycle it into an IoT device with the Upcycling at Home program, which cuts down on waste and extends product lifecycles by repurposing them with a SmartThings update.  

The SmartThings app allows you to use your old phone as a sound detector or hub for your smart home. One example of this in use is repurposed smartphones being used as baby monitors; the microphone in the device can pick up the sound of a baby crying. 

Of course, if you don’t have a use for SmartThings in your home, or if you don’t have old Samsung devices, don’t forget that you can trade in your old phones with us!

If you have any questions regarding your device, device repair, or about any information covered in this article feel free to reach out to us! You can reach us at (919) 263-2699 or schedule an appointment!