iPad for Seniors QuickSteps

Book description

Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics!

Written by a senior for seniors, this practical, fast-paced guide helps you get up and running on your iPad right away. Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions make it easy to accomplish everything you want to do.

Follow along and quickly learn how to set up your iPad, navigate the touch screen, use apps and email, and browse the Internet. Find out the best ways to manage photos, video chat with FaceTime, use iTunes and the iBook store, read eDocuments, listen to music, watch movies, play games, and use iCloud. iPad maintenance tips are also included.

The unique, landscape layout of the QuickSteps series displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your iPad.

Use these handy guideposts:

  • Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks
  • Personal insights from other seniors
  • Need-to-know facts in concise narrative
  • Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things
  • Bonus information related to the topic being covered
  • Errors and pitfalls to avoid

Table of contents

  1. Cover 
  2. About the Author
    1. About the Technical Editor
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents 
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
    1. Conventions Used in This Book
  9. Chapter 1: Becoming Familiar with Your iPad
    1. Explore Your iPad
      1. Review What’s in the Box
      2. Look at the Physical Features of the iPad
      3. Review the iPad You Have
      4. Reviewing What You Need
    2. Plug In and Start the iPad
      1. Plug In and Charge Your iPad
      2. Turn On and Set Up Your iPad
      3. Using the Onscreen Keyboard
      4. Attach Your iPad to a Computer
      5. Turn Your iPad On or Off and Put It to Sleep or Wake It
      6. Get Accessories for Your iPad
      7. Anne Doson
  10. Chapter 2: Exploring and Customizing Your iPad
    1. Explore the iPad Screen
      1. Let Your Fingers Do the Work
      2. Review the Initial Home Screen Apps
      3. Understand the Status Bar
      4. Navigate Within and Among Apps
      5. Searching with Spotlight
    2. Enter Information into Your iPad
      1. Expand Your Use of the Onscreen Keyboard
      2. Consider Other Keyboards
      3. Using an Emoji Keyboard
      4. Set Up Siri and Use Dictation
      5. Print from Your iPad
    3. Customize Your iPad
      1. Organize Your Home Screen
      2. Change the Screen Wallpaper
      3. Change Settings
      4. Use the Control Center
      5. Using AirDrop
      6. Grant Heiken
  11. Chapter 3: Exploring the Internet
    1. Connect to the Internet
      1. Reviewing Types of Internet Connections
      2. Establish a Wi-Fi Internet Connection
      3. Establish an iPad Wi-Fi Connection
    2. Use the World Wide Web
      1. Get Familiar with Safari
      2. Browse the Internet
      3. Search the Internet
      4. Save a Bookmark
      5. Organize Bookmarks
    3. Use Internet Information
      1. Work with a Webpage
      2. Read Webpages
      3. Play Internet Audio and Video Files
      4. Control Internet Security
      5. Joann Anderson
  12. Chapter 4: Using Email and Messages
    1. Use Mail
      1. Set Up Mail
      2. Change Mail Settings
      3. Send, Receive, and Respond to Email
      4. Apply Formatting
      5. Handle Attachments
      6. Manage Email
      7. Delete, Move, and Mark Several Messages at Once
      8. Use Web Mail
    2. Use Contacts
      1. Add New Contacts
      2. Use Contacts
      3. Review Contacts Settings
    3. Use Messages
      1. Start and Use Messages
      2. Review Messages Settings
      3. Rod Parke
  13. Chapter 5: Scheduling with Calendar, Reminders, and Notifications
    1. Set Up and Use Calendar
      1. Get Familiar with Calendar
      2. Use Calendar
      3. Work with Multiple Calendars
      4. Subscribe to iCalShare Calendars
      5. Share a Calendar
    2. Work with Reminders
      1. Set Up Reminders
      2. Use Reminders
    3. Handle Notifications and Alerts
      1. Set Up and Use Notifications
      2. Using Do Not Disturb
      3. Sherryl Christie Bierschenk
  14. Chapter 6: Talking to Siri and Dictating
    1. Set Up and Use Siri
      1. Set Up Siri
      2. Use Siri
      3. Getting Information with Siri
    2. Dictating
      1. Use Dictation
      2. Select, Change, and Move Text
      3. Using an External Keyboard
      4. Kathleen Landel
  15. Chapter 7: Listening to and Reading on the iPad
    1. Listen to Music
      1. Get Music from iTunes
      2. Understanding iTunes Match
      3. Transfer Music from a Computer
      4. Get Music from Other Sources
      5. Create Playlists
      6. Listen to Music
      7. Listen to iTunes Radio
      8. Using Home Sharing
    2. Read on the iPad
      1. Read Using Safari
      2. Read Using Dedicated Apps
      3. Read Using iBooks
      4. Read Using Third-Party Readers
      5. Using Public Libraries
    3. Use Maps
      1. Explore Maps
      2. Get Directions
      3. Bob Dent
  16. Chapter 8: Working with Photos and Videos
    1. Work with Photos
      1. Transfer Photos from Your Computer
      2. Use the Photos App
      3. Using Photo Stream
      4. Take Photos on the iPad
      5. Moving iPad Photos to Your Computer
      6. Use Photo Booth
    2. Work with Videos
      1. Transfer Videos from Your Computer
      2. Download Videos
      3. Make Videos
      4. Edit and Share Videos
    3. Use FaceTime
      1. Bobbi Sandberg
  17. Chapter 9: Socializing and Playing Games
    1. Follow Twitter
      1. Enable and Explore Twitter
      2. Post Tweets and Build a Following
    2. Explore Facebook
      1. Start Using Facebook
      2. Manage Your Facebook Account
      3. Explore the Rest of Facebook
      4. Protecting Your Online Identity
    3. Play Games
      1. Download and Play Games
      2. Explore the Game Center
      3. Paul Kukuk
  18. Chapter 10: Accessing, Securing, and Maintaining Your iPad
    1. Use Your iPad Comfortably
      1. Enable Accessibility Features
      2. Review Accessibility Features
      3. Consider Other Accessibility Features
    2. Secure Your iPad and You
      1. Protect iPad Information
      2. Protect the iPad Itself
      3. Protect Yourself
    3. Use iCloud
      1. Set Up iCloud
      2. Use iCloud Backup
      3. Use iTunes Backup
    4. Update and Maintain Your iPad
      1. Update Your iPad
      2. Maintain Your iPad
      3. John Nelson “Seattle ‘Puter Tutor”
  19. Index

Product information

  • Title: iPad for Seniors QuickSteps
  • Author(s): Marty Matthews
  • Release date: December 2013
  • Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9780071821513