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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies


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Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 1 Icons Used in This Book 2 Beyond the Book 2 Where to Go from Here 3 Part 1: Getting to Know Your iPhone 5 Chapter 1: Buying Your iPhone 7 Discover the Newest iPhones and iOS 14 8 Choose the Right iPhone for You 11 Decide How Much Storage is Enough 14 Understand What You Need to Use Your iPhone 16 Where to Buy Your iPhone 17 What's in the Box 18 Take a First Look at the Gadget 18 Chapter 2: Exploring the Home Screen 21 What You Need to Use iPhone 22 Turn On iPhone for the First Time 23 Meet the Multi-Touch Screen 24 Say Hello to Tap and Swipe 28 Introducing the App Library 31 Display and Use the Onscreen Keyboard 35 Keyboard shortcuts 36 The Shift key 38 Emojis 39 QuickPath 40 Flick to Search 40 Chapter 3: Getting Going 43 Update the Operating System to iOS 14 43 Learn App Switcher Basics 45 Examine the iPhone Cameras 46 Take a Look at Face ID 48 Discover Control Center 49 Lock Screen Rotation 53 Explore the Status Bar 53 Take Inventory of Preinstalled Apps 55 Lock iPhone, Turn It Off, or Unlock It 59 Chapter 4: Beyond the Basics 61 Charge the Battery by Plugging In 62 Charge the Battery Wirelessly 63 Sign into an Apple ID for Music, Movies, and More 63 Sync Wirelessly 64 Understand iCloud 68 Turn on iCloud Drive 70 Set Up iCloud Sync Settings 71 Browse Your iPhones Files 73 Chapter 5: Managing and Monitoring iPhone Usage 77 Meet Screen Time 78 Create Some Downtime 81 Allow Certain Apps During Downtime 83 Set App Limits 84 Set Content and Privacy Restrictions 87 Manage Children's Accounts 91 Part 2: Beginning to Use Your iPhone 93 Chapter 6: Making and Receiving Calls 95 Use the Keypad to Place a Call 96 End a Call 97 Place a Call Using Contacts 98 Return a Recent Call 100 Use Favorites 101 Receive a Call 103 Use Tools During a Call 106 Turn On Do Not Disturb 109 Set Up Exceptions for Do Not Disturb 110 Reply to a Call via Text or Set a Reminder to Call Back 111 Change Your Ringtone 111 Chapter 7: Organizing Contacts 113 Add a Contact 114 Sync Contacts with iCloud 117 Assign a Photo to a Contact 118 Add Social Media Information 121 Designate Related People 123 Set Individual Ringtones and Text Tones 124 Search for a Contact 126 Share a Contact 128 Delete a Contact 129 Chapter 8: Communicating with FaceTime and Messages 131 What You Need to Use FaceTime 132 An Overview of FaceTime 132 Make a FaceTime Call with Wi-Fi or Cellular 133 Accept and End a FaceTime Call 136 Switch Views 139 Set Up an iMessage Account 140 Use Messages to Address, Create, and Send Messages 142 Read Messages 143 Clear a Conversation 144 Send Emojis in Place of Text 145 Use the App Drawer 146 Send and Receive Audio 149 Send a Photo or Video 150 Send a Map of Your Location 152 Understand Group Messaging 153 Activate the Hide Alerts Feature 154 Chapter 9: Using Handy Utilities 155 Use the Calculator 155 Find Your Way with Compass 157 Record Voice Memos 159 Measure Distances and Level Objects 162 Discover the Home App 165 Translate Words and Phrases 166 Chapter 10: Making Your iPhone More Accessible 171 Set Brightness 172 Change the Wallpaper 173 Set Up VoiceOver 175 Use VoiceOver 178 Use iPhone with Hearing Aids 182 Adjust the Volume 183 Set Up Subtitles and Captioning 185 Manage Other Hearing Settings 186 Turn On and Work with AssistiveTouch 187 Turn On Additional Physical and Motor Settings 189 Focus Learning with Guided Access 190 One-Handed Keyboard 192 Control your iPhone with a Tap on the Back 194 Control Your iPhone with Voice Control 195 Chapter 11: Conversing with Siri 199 Activate Siri 200 Discover All That Siri Can Do 202 Get Suggestions 205 Call Contacts 206 Create Reminders and Alerts 207 Add Tasks to Your Calendar 208 Play Music 209 Get Directions 211 Ask for Facts 212 Search the Web 213 Send Email, Messages, or Tweets 213 Use Dictation 213 Part 3: Exploring the Internet 215 Chapter 12: Browsing with Safari 217 Connect to the Internet 218 Explore Safari 219 Navigate Web Pages 221 Use Tabbed Browsing 223 View Browsing History 225 Search the Web 226 Add and Use Bookmarks 227 Download Files 230 Translate Web Pages 231 Chapter 13: Emailing with the Mail App 233 Add an Email Account 234 Manually Set Up an Email Account 236 Open Mail and Read Messages 238 Reply To or Forward Email 241 Create and Send a New Message 243 Format Email 245 Search Email 249 Mark Email as Unread or Flag for Follow-Up 251 Create an Event from Email Contents 252 Delete Email 253 Organize Email 255 Create a VIP List 256 Chapter 14: Expanding Your iPhone Horizons with Apps 259 Explore Senior-Recommended Apps 260 Search the App Store 263 Get Applications from the App Store 264 Organize Your Applications on Home Screens 266 Organize Apps in Folders 268 Delete Apps You No Longer Need 270 Offload Apps to Keep Data 271 Update Apps 273 Purchase and Download Games 275 Challenge Friends in Game Center 278 Chapter 15: Socializing with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 279 A Few Social Media Dos and Don'ts 280 Find and Install Social Media Apps 281 Create a Facebook Account 282 Customize Facebook Settings for Your iPhone 283 Create a Twitter Account 284 Create an Instagram Account 286 Part 4: Enjoying Media 289 Chapter 16: Shopping the iTunes Store 291 Explore the iTunes Store 291 Buy a Selection 294 Rent Movies 295 Use Apple Pay and Wallet 298 Set Up Family Sharing 298 Chapter 17: Reading Books 301 Find Books with Apple Books 301 Buy Books 304 Navigate a Book 306 Adjust Brightness in Apple Books 307 Change the Font Size and Type 309 Chapter 18: Enjoying Music and Podcasts 311 View the Library Contents 312 Create Playlists 314 Search for Music 315 Play Music 317 Shuffle Music 320 Listen with Your Earbuds 321 Use AirPlay 322 Play Music with Radio 323 Find and Subscribe to Podcasts 324 Play Podcasts 327 Chapter 19: Taking and Sharing Photos 329 Take Pictures with the iPhone Cameras 330 Save Photos from the Web 334 View an Album 336 View Individual Photos 337 Edit Photos 338 Organize Photos 340 Share Photos with Mail, Twitter, or Facebook 341 Share a Photo Using AirDrop 343 Share Photos Using iCloud Photo Sharing 344 Delete Photos 345 Chapter 20: Creating and Watching Videos 347 Capture Your Own Videos with the Built-In Cameras 348 Using QuickTake for Videos 349 Edit Videos 351 Play Movies or TV Shows with the TV App 352 Content from third-party providers 353 Content from iTunes 355 Turn On Closed-Captioning 357 Delete a Video from the iPhone 358 Chapter 21: Navigating with Maps 359 Go to Your Current Location 360 Change Views 361 Zoom In and Out 363 Go to Another Location or a Favorite 365 Drop a Marker (or Pin) 366 Find Directions 368 Get Turn-by-Turn Navigation Help 370 Part 5: Living with Your iPhone 375 Chapter 22: Keeping on Schedule with Calendar and Clock 377 View Your Calendar 378 Add Calendar Events 381 Add Events with Siri 382 Create Repeating Events 382 View an Event 384 Add Alerts 384 Search for an Event 386 Delete an Event 386 Display Clock 387 Set an Alarm 388 Use Stopwatch and Timer 390 Chapter 23: Working with Reminders and Notifications 393 Create a Reminder 394 Edit Reminder Details 395 Schedule a Reminder by Time, Location, or When Messaging 397 Create a List 399 Sync with Other Devices and Calendars 401 Mark as Complete or Delete a Reminder 402 Set Notification Types 404 View Notification Center 407 Get Some Rest with Do Not Disturb 408 Chapter 24: Keeping Tabs on Your Health 411 Health App Overview 412 Apps that Health can collaborate with 415 What equipment connects with Health 415 Create Your Medical ID 416 Become an Organ Donor 417 View Health App Data 418 Import and Export Health Data 421 View Health Records 421 Chapter 25: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPhone 423 Keep the iPhone Screen Clean 424 Protect Your Gadget with a Case 425 Extend Your iPhone's Battery Life 426 Deal with a Nonresponsive iPhone 427 Update the iOS Software 428 Find a Missing Apple Device 430 Back Up to iCloud 432 Index 435

About the Author

Dwight Spivey has been an Apple expert for over two decades. He's the widely-known author behind the most recent editions of iPad For Seniors For Dummies. He's also the Educational Technology Administrator at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.

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