Few things are more frustrating than hunting through couch cushions for a missing television remote. No matter how many pillows you flip, your clicker just loves to become a ghost during your favorite nighttime show. Fortunately, the fix to this common problem is sitting right in your pocket. Whether your old iPhone is collecting dust or you simply want some extra use from your new iPhone 5s, here’s how to use your old iPhone as a remote control.
2. Turn your cable box on.
3. Open your cable provider’s app.
4. Log in with your online cable credentials.
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5. Connect to your cable box. Your app will automatically find any active boxes linked to your account.
6. Select the Remote icon.
7. Use the on-screen buttons to channel surf to your heart’s content.