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What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: December 03, 2019 10:40AM
I have an iPhone 5 that died a few years ago. Apple genius said it would be $150 so I replaced it with an iPhone 6 for slightly less. It cannot be wiped or reset, something causes it to be stuck at the connect to iTunes warning and that’s it.

There is also an iPad 2 that is mostly functional but has some water damage due to a leaky pipe. I use it for a few things such as the forum and a few other minor tasks. Any heavy lifting and the apps crash.

I have an iPad 1 that doesn’t really do much anymore other than act as a Roku remote control backup.



Any useful ideas on what to do with these devices? How do I responsibly and safely dispose of these devices?



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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 03, 2019 10:51AM
FS&FI - you'd be surprised what people here will take. But otherwise, you can take any Apple device to an Apple store and turn it in for recycling. They have a pretty reputable recycling program, so at least you won't be dumping lead and rare earth metals into the watershed.



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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 03, 2019 10:55AM
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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: raz
Date: December 03, 2019 10:55AM
or eBay 'for parts only'



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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 03, 2019 11:17AM
....open a museum......???



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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: December 03, 2019 11:44AM
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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 03, 2019 11:58AM
.....Apple should let you 'recycle'......there are sometime 'community' events where you can donate used/broken devices (they will wipe it for you)..........they just had one a few months ago (make sure sponsored by city/state org)...........


see if you can trade-in.........?!


see if you can recycle.........near you.........?!



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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 03, 2019 12:04PM
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pRICE cUBE
I’d rather watch American football and deal with ads by running to the restroom or grabbing food than watching Fly Emirates play Chevrolet.

It's my preference.
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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 03, 2019 12:34PM
Craigslist.



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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: Carm
Date: December 03, 2019 01:06PM
Craigslist, FB marketplace, FS FI other side, Picture Frame iPad - Did this with iPad 1 for my sister a while back.
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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 03, 2019 08:52PM
.....what.....the.....func.....?????



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Re: What should I do with old iOS devices that are semi and non functional?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: December 04, 2019 09:07AM
I just wipe them and drop them off at the local Goodwill.
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