Have an old iPad? Here’s How to Repurpose it to Help You in Your Daily Tasks

May 15, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Okay, we know you are a big fan of Apple devices and the latest one you flaunt is the most modern device that folks at Cupertino brought to the market. But then, your old device, let’s say the first-ever iPad, is close to your heart and you do not want to just throw it away.

Have you thought of options to keep it close to you even as you play with the latest iPad? There are a number of ways to go about repurposing the old member, folks!

So here we go. Options are a variety, in fact.


One way you can put your old iPad to good use would be to use it as a digital photo frame. With the iPad, you can make the photo frame better as it would be capable of playing slideshows too, with a music playing in the backdrop.

You may even resort to using the help offered by a variety of apps out there so as to give a professional touch to the slideshows that play on your iPad that has been repurposed as a photo frame.

Yet another way you can make use of your old iPad creatively is to make it a music machine, by deploying effectively the use of your own library, and also iTunes Radio, Pandora, Slacker, Songza, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and other music apps.

All you need to do is to pair your old iPad with an AirPlay or Bluetooth speaker, and just tap to line up some songs you need to listen to through the day.  Then just set the iPad on to a stand and keep it on your side table as it continues singing even as you go about doing your daily tasks.


If you are a bookworm, you can make use of the device as a dedicated e-reader. The iPad, as you know, gives you access to almost all e-book reading app. So you can use the repurposed iPad to stock books and set it beside your bed so that you can flip through pages and satisfy the avid reader in you.

You can also seek its help in the kitchen. An awesome kitchen companion’s role your old iPad is capable of playing, with all the recipes you want stored in it. All you need to do is to position the iPad at eye level so that your cooking experiments progress hassle-free.

Do you have another tip on how to repurpose old iPads? Tell us.

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