How to Repurpose an Old iPhone for a Child

If you've been an iPhone user for several years, I'm willing to bet you have an old iPhone laying around somewhere. It's never been clear if you should sell, smash, or gift it. Deron Bos, of Bos Organization, has just published a video walkthrough on how to repurpose that iPhone into the equivalent of an iPod touch for a kid. He'll help you erase it, turn on parental restrictions, and even set up an iMessage account that your child can use to text you.

The few bucks you spend on Deron's guide will save you hours of frustration and ensure your child's device is set up correctly. And let's be honest, your kid will be pretty pumped, too. Click here to download iPhone to iPod.

Rick Stawarz

Minneapolis, MN

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.