iPhone to iPod: Transform Your Old iPhone Into Your Kid’s Dream iPod Touch
Finally, relief from the daily question: "Mom, can I play with your iPhone?"
The problem: the iPod Touch starts at $199 and can’t easily be bought by the pennies your 5 year old found in the couch. 
The solution: your old iPhone that you’re about to trade in for the new model. 
Introducing iPhone to iPod: A Bos Guide
With this guide and videos you can turn that iPhone into an iPod touch that will give you relief in countless situations from the Great Mac and Cheese Delay At CPK to the “How much longer to Grammy’s?” Onslaught of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

What's included?
PDF eBook
A 5,000 word eBook divided into 8 chapters.  Featuring easy to follow step-by-step instructions and foxy screenshots.
8 Videos
8 screencasts that allow you to look over my shoulder as we restore the iPhone, organize apps, create custom lock screen images and more!
Expert Help
Transform your old device into a fun and educational wonder machine for that special kid (or adult!) with the expert help of me, Deron Bos professional organizer and Apple Coach.
"WOW! Thank you so much for this! Just walked through this successfully to turn my old phone into my son's 11th birthday gift. :)."
Diana Brown
"This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for putting all of this information together...my daughter has been wanting an iPod for a long time, and this is perfect!"
Becky

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PDF eBook
Delivered as a PDF that can be read on a phone, tablet or printed on letter sized paper. Step-step by guide to walk you through the entire process written in a fun and accessible voice with some solid jokes.
Visual guide
You need to see what's happening so the guide is full of screenshots to help and inspire you as you make the old into NEW.
Chapters include:

1. Should it Stay or Should it Go?
How to quickly evaluate whether it's better to transform your old iPhone or trade it in. (Includes video!)
  
2. Erasing, Cleaning & Restoring
The best and safest way to wipe your old iPhone before transforming it into your child's dream device. (Includes video walking you though this process!)

3. Setting Up
All the initial steps you need to take in setting up your new iPod Touch for your child's safety and entertainment. (Includes video!)

4. Security & Restrictions
More best practices on how to set up the device to be safe for your kids, yourself, and your wallet! (2 videos in this section!) 


5. Setting up FaceTime and iMessages
Grammy wants to read them a bedtime story but she's across the country? No problem, once you follow these steps she'll be able to FaceTime a dramatic reading of Skippy Jon Jones multiple times a week. (Includes video!)

6. Organizing Apps
How to organize apps for your very specific audience: your kid. (Includes video!)

7. App Recommendations
Features multiple recommendations and lists of award-winning kid friendly apps. (Plus there's a video tour of a Bos kid's iPod transformed!)

8. Cases and protection
Recommendations on how to protect your child's newly transformed device.
8 Screencast Videos
There’s a lot to learn! Which is one of the reasons I created 8 videos that would allow you to watch over my shoulder during this process. Available to you to download or stream directly from Gumroad's site or mobile app.
"A nice little guide"
Deron Bos wrote a nice little guide about how to turn your old iPhone into an iPod for your kids. It's well written and includes instructional videos. If you'd like to repurpose an old iPhone for someone else this way, check it out. - David Sparks aka MacSparky
"An excellent tutorial"
"Super simple to follow, and he covered things I didn’t even think of, including how to organize and set up the apps in a way that’s not confusing for the kids…walked me through how to set up all these extra security steps that I would have totally looked over on my own. - Jill Krause of Baby Rabies
"Ultimate Guide"
"If you have an old iPhone that you want to hand down to a child, young adult, friend or family member but don't want to activate it with cellular service this is the ultimate guide." -Katie Floyd, co-host of Mac Power Users podcast
"Get it all in one place"
""Deron Bos has created a neat screencast/ebook that walks you through the process…Deron has written about this topic for years, and this is a great way to get it all in one place." - Bradley Chambers of Tools and Toys
Questions?
Isn't this information available online for free?
Well, no or not exactly. There is some information, but it's spread out in different places and often outdated. The guide is based on my most popular post at Bos Organization, but updated and refined with the latest information and brand new screenshots. Plus its 8 videos SHOW you exactly what to do during this transformation and are exclusive to this guide, you won't find them anywhere else.

Is it overwhelming and super techy?
Nope, it's purposefully written to be friendly and accessible and walk you through the process step-by-step. You set the pace and you'll feel like you created something especially for your kids at the end of it, instead of just handing them an old device and saying, "Go nuts!"


How will I watch the videos?

The videos are available for downloading, but they can also just as easily be streamed (Netflix-style) from the Gumroad page.

How will I read the Guide?
The ebook is in the PDF format which is super versatile you can read it on your computer, tablet or phone, or even print it out. Here's a post from me about my favorite app for reading eBooks on the iPhone and iPad.

What if my question, isn't answered here?
Just email me and we'll figure it out.
About the author
Deron Bos is a professional organizer and Apple coach at Bos Organization.  He lives with his wife and two boys in beautiful Culver City, California. He loves projects like this guide that allow him to help other families connect through Apple technology.
 
 © 2016 Bos Organization. Geek icon by Nicolas Vincent, Television icon by John T. Garcia, and eBook incon by Iconathon/cc.
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