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iPhone for Seniors for Dummies, 5th Edition

Book Description

Learn to navigate the iPhone like a pro

Learning to use new technology can be a bit of a challenge for seniors, especially now that smartphones are more like mobile computers. iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 5th Edition is a full-color text that guides you through easy-to-understand lessons in iPhone features and functions. This step-by-step reference explains how to use the most basic of your phone's capabilities, such as making calls and sending text messages. Additionally, this newly revised book walks you through the most exciting features of your iPhone's hardware and software, from downloading new apps to keeping your data—and your phone—safe. With a larger font size and illustrations, this senior-friendly resource presents information in an accessible way.

iPhones are among the most popular smartphones in the world, but learning how to use one can prove difficult if you're not up to date on the latest technology. To keep up with the cool kids and make sure to use a reference that fits your needs!

  • Start from the very beginning by covering buying and getting started with your iPhone
  • Explore your new phone's accessibility features, and dive into more complicated features as you build your understanding of the iPhone's technology
  • Discover new forms of entertainment, such as surfing the web on mobile Safari, exploring new mobile apps, buying and reading iBooks, buying and listening to music on iTunes, and searching for interesting videos on YouTube
  • Protect your new phone with key safety and maintenance best practices

iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 5th Edition guides you through the seemingly chaotic world of your new phone, helping you make sense of its features and functions.

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Beyond the Book
      5. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part I: Making the iPhone Work for You
      1. Chapter 1: Buying Your iPhone
        1. Discover What’s New in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and iOS 9
        2. Choose the Right iPhone for You
        3. Decide How Much Storage Is Enough
        4. Understand What You Need to Use Your iPhone
        5. Know Where to Buy Your iPhone
        6. Explore What’s in the Box
        7. Take a First Look at the Gadget
      2. Chapter 2: Looking Over the Home Screen
        1. See What You Need to Use iPhone
        2. Turn On iPhone for the First Time
        3. Meet the Multi-Touch Screen
        4. Say Hello to Tap and Swipe
        5. Display and Use the Onscreen Keyboard
        6. Flick to Search
        7. Update the Operating System to iOS 9
        8. Learn Multitasking Basics
        9. Examine the iPhone Cameras
        10. Understand Lock Screen Rotation
        11. Explore the Status Bar
        12. Take Inventory of Preinstalled Apps
        13. Discover Control Center
        14. Lock iPhone, Turn It Off, or Unlock It
      3. Chapter 3: Getting Going
        1. Charge the Battery
        2. Sign into an iTunes Account for Music, Movies, and More
        3. Sync Wirelessly
        4. Understand iCloud
        5. Turn on iCloud Drive
        6. Make iCloud Sync Settings
    4. Part II: Start Using Your iPhone
      1. Chapter 4: Making and Receiving Calls
        1. Use the Keypad to Place a Call
        2. End a Call
        3. Place a Call Using Contacts
        4. Return a Recent Call
        5. Use Favorites
        6. Receive a Call
        7. Use Tools During a Call
        8. Turn On Do Not Disturb
        9. Set Up Exceptions for Do Not Disturb
        10. Reply to a Call via Text or Set a Reminder to Call Back
        11. Change Your Ringtone
      2. Chapter 5: Managing Contacts
        1. Add a Contact
        2. Sync Contacts with iCloud
        3. Assign a Photo to a Contact
        4. Add Twitter or Facebook Information
        5. Designate Related People
        6. Set Ringtones and Text Tones
        7. Search for a Contact
        8. Go to a Contact’s Website
        9. Address Email Using Contacts
        10. Share a Contact
        11. View a Contact’s Location in Maps
        12. Delete a Contact
      3. Chapter 6: Using Handy Utilities
        1. Use the Calculator
        2. Find Your Way with Compass
        3. Record Voice Memos
        4. Trim a Voice Memo
        5. Rename a Voice Memo
        6. Share a Voice Memo
      4. Chapter 7: Making Your iPhone More Accessible
        1. Set Brightness
        2. Change the Wallpaper
        3. Set Up VoiceOver
        4. Use VoiceOver
        5. Use iPhone with Hearing Aids
        6. Adjust the Volume
        7. Set Up Subtitles and Captioning
        8. Manage Other Hearing Settings
        9. Turn On and Work with AssistiveTouch
        10. Turn On Additional Physical and Motor Settings
        11. Focus Learning with Guided Access
      5. Chapter 8: Talking to Your iPhone with Siri
        1. Activate Siri
        2. Understand All That Siri Can Do
        3. Get Suggestions
        4. Call Contacts
        5. Create Reminders and Alerts
        6. Add Tasks to Your Calendar
        7. Play Music
        8. Get Directions
        9. Ask for Facts
        10. Search the Web
        11. Send Email, Messages, or Tweets
        12. Use Dictation
        13. Get Helpful Tips
      6. Chapter 9: Getting Social with FaceTime, Twitter, and iMessage
        1. Understand Who Can Use FaceTime
        2. Get an Overview of FaceTime
        3. Make a FaceTime Call with Wi-Fi or 3G/4G
        4. Accept and End a FaceTime Call
        5. Switch Views
        6. Experience Twitter on iPhone
        7. Set Up an iMessage Account
        8. Use Messages to Address, Create, and Send Messages
        9. Read Messages
        10. Clear a Conversation
        11. Send and Receive Audio
        12. Send a Photo or Video
        13. Send a Map of Your Location
        14. Understand Group Messaging
        15. Activate the Do Not Disturb Feature
    5. Part III: Taking the Leap Online
      1. Chapter 10: Browsing the Internet with Safari
        1. Connect to the Internet
        2. Explore Safari
        3. Navigate among Web Pages
        4. Use Tabbed Browsing
        5. View Browsing History
        6. Search the Web
        7. Add and Use Bookmarks
        8. Save Links and Web Pages to Safari Reading List
        9. Enjoy Reading More with Safari Reader
        10. Add Web Clips to the Home Screen
        11. Save an Image to Your Photo Library
        12. Send a Link
        13. Make Private Browsing and Cookie Settings
        14. Print a Web Page
        15. Understand iCloud Tabs
      2. Chapter 11: Working with Email in Mail
        1. Add an Email Account
        2. Set Up a POP3 Email Account
        3. Open Mail and Read Messages
        4. Reply To or Forward Email
        5. Create and Send a New Message
        6. Format Email
        7. Search Email
        8. Mark Email as Unread or Flag for Follow-Up
        9. Create an Event from Email Contents
        10. Delete Email
        11. Organize Email
        12. Create a VIP List
      3. Chapter 12: Shopping the iTunes Store
        1. Explore the iTunes Store
        2. Find a Selection
        3. Preview Music, a Video, or an Audiobook
        4. Buy a Selection
        5. Rent Movies
        6. Shop Anywhere Else
        7. Use Apple Pay and Wallet
        8. Enable Auto-Downloads of Purchases from Other Devices
        9. Set Up Family Sharing
      4. Chapter 13: Expanding Your iPhone Horizons with Apps
        1. Explore Senior-Recommended Apps
        2. Search the App Store
        3. Get Applications from the App Store
        4. Organize Your Applications on Home Screens
        5. Organize Apps in Folders
        6. Delete Apps You No Longer Need
        7. Update Apps
    6. Part IV: Having Fun and Consuming Media
      1. Chapter 14: Using Your iPhone as an E-Reader
        1. Discover E-Reading
        2. Find Books with iBooks
        3. Explore Other E-Book Sources
        4. Buy Books
        5. Navigate a Book
        6. Adjust Brightness in iBooks
        7. Change the Font Size and Type
        8. Search in Your Book
        9. Use Bookmarks and Highlights
        10. Check Words in the Dictionary
        11. Organize Books in Collections
      2. Chapter 15: Playing with Music on iPhone
        1. View the Library Contents
        2. Create Playlists
        3. Search for Music
        4. Play Music
        5. Shuffle Music
        6. Use AirPlay
        7. Play Music with iTunes Radio
      3. Chapter 16: Playing with Photos
        1. Take Pictures with the iPhone Cameras
        2. Save Photos from the Web
        3. View an Album
        4. View Individual Photos
        5. Edit Photos
        6. Organize Photos
        7. View Photos by Years and Location
        8. Share Photos with Mail, Twitter, or Facebook
        9. Share a Photo Using AirDrop
        10. Share Photos Using iCloud Photo Sharing
        11. Work in iCloud Photo Library
        12. Print Photos
        13. Run a Slideshow
        14. Delete Photos
        15. Create Time-Lapse Videos from Photos
      4. Chapter 17: Getting the Most Out of Video Features
        1. Capture Your Own Videos with the Built-In Cameras
        2. Play Movies or TV Shows with Videos
        3. Turn On Closed-Captioning
        4. Delete a Video from the iPhone
        5. Let Others Know about Your Favorite Videos
      5. Chapter 18: Playing Games
        1. Open an Account in Game Center
        2. Create a Profile
        3. Add Friends
        4. Purchase and Download Games
        5. Master iPhone Game-Playing Basics
        6. Play Against Yourself
        7. Challenge Friends in Game Center
      6. Chapter 19: Finding Your Way with Maps
        1. Go to Your Current Location
        2. Change Views
        3. Zoom In and Out
        4. Go to Another Location or a Favorite
        5. Drop a Pin
        6. Find Directions
        7. View Information about a Location
        8. Add a Location to a New Contact
        9. Share Location Information
        10. Get Turn-by-Turn Navigation Help
        11. Find Local Places with Nearby
    7. Part V: Managing Your Life and Your iPhone
      1. Chapter 20: Getting in Step with Health
        1. Get an Overview of the Health App
        2. Use Medical ID
        3. Discover How to Input Data
        4. Import and Export Data
        5. Explore Apps Health Can Work With
        6. Understand What Equipment Connects with Health
        7. Set Up the Dashboard
      2. Chapter 21: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar and Clock
        1. View Your Calendar
        2. Add Calendar Events
        3. Create Repeating Events
        4. Add Alerts
        5. Create a Calendar Account
        6. Use a Family Calendar
        7. Delete an Event
        8. Display Clock
        9. Delete a Clock
        10. Set an Alarm
        11. Use Stopwatch and Timer
      3. Chapter 22: Working with Reminders and Notifications
        1. Create a Reminder
        2. Edit Reminder Details
        3. Schedule a Reminder by Time or Location
        4. Create a List
        5. Sync with Other Devices and Calendars
        6. Mark as Complete or Delete a Reminder
        7. Set Notification Types
        8. View Notification Center
        9. View Notifications from the Lock Screen
        10. Check Out Today and Notifications Tabs
        11. Go to an App from Notification Center
        12. Get Some Rest with Do Not Disturb
      4. Chapter 23: Making Notes
        1. Open a Blank Note
        2. Create a New Note
        3. Use Copy and Paste
        4. Insert a Picture
        5. Add a Drawing
        6. Apply a Text Style
        7. Create a Checklist
        8. Add a Shared Item to a Note
        9. Display the Notes List
        10. Move Among Notes
        11. Search for a Note
        12. Share a Note
        13. Delete a Note
      5. Chapter 24: Getting the News You Need
        1. Read Your News
        2. Select Favorites
        3. Explore Channels and Topics
        4. Search for News
        5. Save News Stories
      6. Chapter 25: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPhone
        1. Keep the iPhone Screen Clean
        2. Protect Your Gadget with a Case
        3. Extend Your iPhone’s Battery Life
        4. Find Out What to Do with a Nonresponsive iPhone
        5. Update the iOS Software
        6. Restore the Sound
        7. Get Support
        8. Find a Missing iPhone
        9. Back Up to iCloud
    8. About the Author
    9. Cheat Sheet
    10. Advertisement Page
    11. Connect with Dummies
    12. End User License Agreement