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My iPhone® for Seniors

Book Description

 Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most.

Large, full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do.

Common-sense help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.

Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your

iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:

• Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you

 • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone

 • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more

 • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts and calendars

 • Communicate via phone calls, FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more

 • Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects

 • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox

 • Listen to podcasts, listen to music with Music; find your way with Maps, and use other great iPhone apps

 • Capture and edit photos and video; use great camera features such as burst photos, time-lapse photos, and slow-motion video, and Live Photos

 • View your photos in memories and use them for wallpaper and for your contacts

 • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps

 • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

Table of Contents

  1. About This E-Book
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. About AARP and AARP TEK
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. We Want to Hear from You!
  11. Reader Services
  12. Using This Book
  13. Getting Started
  14. 1. Getting Started with Your iPhone
    1. Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features
    2. Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software
      1. Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone
      2. Going Home
      3. Touching the iPhone’s Screen
      4. Working with iPhone Apps
      5. Using the Home Screens
      6. Using the iPhone Plus’ Split-Screen
      7. Working with the Control Center
      8. Working with the Notification Center
      9. Using Siri Suggestions
      10. Using the Do Not Disturb Mode
      11. Using Airplane Mode
      12. Meeting Siri
      13. Understanding iPhone Status Icons
      14. Turning Your iPhone Off or On
      15. Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone
      16. Signing In to Your Apple ID
      17. Setting the Volume
  15. 2. Using Your iPhone’s Core Features
    1. Getting Started
    2. Introducing the Settings App
    3. Using and Configuring Widgets
      1. Accessing Widgets
      2. Configuring the Widget Center
    4. Working with Text
      1. Working with Predictive Text
      2. Working with Keyboards
      3. Using Emojis
      4. Correcting Spelling as You Type
      5. Editing Text
      6. Selecting, Copying, Cutting, or Pasting Text
      7. Correcting Spelling After You’ve Typed
      8. Dictating Text
    5. Searching on Your iPhone
    6. Working with Siri Suggestions
    7. Working with Notifications
      1. Working with Visual Notifications
      2. Working with Other Types of Notifications
      3. Configuring Your Notifications
      4. Configuring an App’s Notifications
    8. Configuring the Do Not Disturb Mode
    9. Printing from Your iPhone
    10. Working with the Wallet App and Apple Pay
      1. Working with the Wallet App
      2. Adding Passes or Cards to Your Wallet Using an App
      3. Adding Passes or Cards to Your Wallet by Scanning Their Codes
      4. Working with Apple Pay
      5. Adding Credit or Debit Cards to Apple Pay
      6. Managing Apple Pay
  16. 3. Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads
    1. Getting Started
    2. Securing Your iPhone
    3. Using Wi-Fi Networks to Connect to the Internet
      1. Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks
      2. Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks
    4. Using Cellular Data Networks to Connect to the Internet
      1. Configuring Cellular Data Use
    5. Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices
      1. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
    6. Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads
      1. Using AirDrop to Share Content with Other iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, or a Mac
      2. Enabling AirDrop
      3. Using AirDrop to Share Your Content
      4. Using AirDrop to Work with Content Shared with You
  17. 4. Setting Up and Using iCloud and Other Online Accounts
    1. Getting Started
    2. Configuring and Using iCloud
      1. Obtaining an iCloud Account
      2. Signing In To Your iCloud Account
      3. Enabling iCloud to Store Your Information on the Cloud
      4. Configuring iCloud Drive
      5. Configuring iCloud to Store Photos
      6. Configuring Your iCloud Backup
      7. Configuring Your iCloud Keychain
    3. Setting Up Other Types of Built-In Online Accounts on Your iPhone
      1. Configuring a Google Account
      2. Configuring Other Types of Built-In Online Accounts on Your iPhone
    4. Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts
      1. Setting Up an Online Account that Isn’t Built-in
      2. Configuring a Facebook Account
    5. Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated
      1. Configuring How New Data Is Retrieved for Your Accounts
  18. 5. Customizing How Your iPhone Works
    1. Getting Started
    2. Working with the Settings App
      1. Using the Settings App on Any iPhone
      2. Searching for Settings
      3. Using the Settings App on an iPhone Plus
    3. Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options
      1. Setting Keyboard Preferences
      2. Creating and Working with Text Replacements
      3. Setting Language and Region Preferences
    4. Setting Privacy and Location Services Preferences
    5. Setting a Passcode and Configuring Touch ID
      1. Configuring Your Passcode and Fingerprints
    6. Setting Accessibility Options
    7. Setting Restrictions for Content and Apps
    8. Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps
      1. Configuring Your iPhone to Download and Maintain Apps
      2. Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps
      3. Searching for Apps
      4. Browsing for Apps
      5. Downloading Apps
  19. 6. Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds
    1. Getting Started
    2. Customizing Your Home Screens
      1. Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens
      2. Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens
      3. Placing Icons in Existing Folders
      4. Configuring the Home Screen Dock
      5. Deleting Icons
    3. Setting the Screen’s Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options
      1. Setting the Screen Brightness and Night Shift
      2. Setting Auto-Lock and Raise to Wake
      3. Setting Text Size and Bold
      4. Choosing a View
      5. Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens
    4. Choosing the Sounds and Vibrations Your iPhone Makes
  20. 7. Managing Contacts
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Your Contacts Preferences
    3. Creating Contacts on Your iPhone
      1. Creating New Contacts from Email
      2. Creating Contacts Manually
    4. Working with Contacts on Your iPhone
      1. Using the Contacts App
      2. Accessing Contacts from Other Apps
    5. Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone
      1. Updating Contact Information
      2. Deleting Contacts
  21. 8. Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
    1. Getting Started
    2. Configuring Phone Settings
    3. Making Voice Calls
      1. Dialing with the Keypad
      2. Dialing with Contacts
      3. Dialing with Favorites
      4. Dialing with Recents
      5. Dialing from the FAVORITES Widget
    4. Managing In-Process Voice Calls
      1. Entering Numbers During a Call
      2. Making Conference Calls
      3. Using Another App During a Voice Call
    5. Receiving Voice Calls
      1. Answering Calls
      2. Answering Calls During a Call
    6. Managing Voice Calls
      1. Clearing Recent Calls
      2. Adding Calling Information to Favorites
      3. Using the iPhone’s Headset for Calls
    7. Using Visual Voicemail
      1. Recording a New Greeting
      2. Listening to, Reading, and Managing Voicemails
      3. Finding and Listening to Voicemails
      4. Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails
    8. Communicating with FaceTime
      1. Configuring FaceTime Settings
      2. Making FaceTime Calls
      3. Receiving FaceTime Calls
      4. Managing FaceTime Calls
  22. 9. Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Mail App Preferences
    3. Working with Email
      1. Receiving and Reading Email
      2. Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone Plus
      3. Using 3D Touch for Email
      4. Sending Email
      5. Using Mail’s Suggested Recipients
      6. Replying to Email
      7. Forwarding Emails
    4. Managing Email
      1. Checking for New Email
      2. Understanding the Status of Email
      3. Managing Email from the Message Screen
      4. Managing Email from an Inbox
      5. Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time
      6. Organizing Email from the Message Screen
      7. Organizing Email from the Inbox
      8. Viewing Messages in a Mailbox
      9. Saving Images Attached to Email
      10. Filtering Email
      11. Searching Your Email
      12. Working with VIPs
      13. Designating VIPs
      14. Accessing VIP Email
      15. Managing Junk Email
      16. Marking Junk Email
  23. 10. Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages
    1. Getting Started
    2. Preparing the Messages App for Messaging
      1. Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences
      2. Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You
    3. Sending Messages
      1. Creating a New Message and Conversation
      2. Sending Messages in an Existing Conversation
      3. Applying Effects to Messages You Send
      4. Including Photos or Video in Messages You Send
      5. Using Digital Touches in Messages You Send
      6. Managing Apps in Messages
      7. Adding Content from Apps to Messages You Send
      8. Including Instant Audio in Messages You Send
      9. Adding Your Location to Messages You Send
      10. Using Quick Actions to Send Messages
    4. Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages
      1. Receiving Messages
      2. Reading Messages
      3. Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages
      4. Listening to Audio in Messages You Receive in Messages
      5. Replying to Messages from the Messages App
      6. Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert
      7. Having a Messages Conversation
    5. Working with Messages
      1. Managing Messages Conversations
      2. Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone Plus
      3. Using 3D Touch for Messages
      4. Browsing Attachments to Conversations
      5. Working with Messages from People You Might Not Know
      6. Responding to a Message with Icons
      7. Deleting Messages and Conversations
      8. Deleting Conversations
  24. 11. Managing Calendars
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Calendar, Date, and Time Preferences
    3. Working with Calendars
      1. Viewing Calendars and Events
      2. Configuring Calendars
      3. Navigating Calendars
      4. Viewing Calendars
      5. Using 3D Touch for Events (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later)
      6. Adding Events to a Calendar
      7. Using Quick Actions with the Calendar App (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later)
      8. Searching Calendars
      9. Working with Invitations
      10. Sharing Calendars
      11. Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations
  25. 12. Working with Siri
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Up Siri
    3. Understanding Siri’s Personality
    4. Learning How to Use Siri by Example
      1. Using Siri to Make Voice Calls
      2. Composing New Email with Siri
      3. Replying to Emails with Siri
      4. Having Messages Read to You
      5. Replying to Messages with Siri
      6. Sending New Messages with Siri
      7. Using Siri to Create Events
      8. Using Siri to Create Reminders
      9. Using Siri to Get Information
      10. Using Siri to Play Music
      11. Using Siri to Get Directions
      12. Using Siri to Open Apps
    5. Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing
  26. 13. Surfing the Web
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Safari Preferences
    3. Visiting Websites
      1. Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites
      2. Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites
      3. Typing URLs to Move to Websites
      4. Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites
    4. Viewing Websites
    5. Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time
      1. Opening New Pages in the Background
      2. Opening New Pages in a New Tab
      3. Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages
      4. Opening Web Pages That Are Open on Other Devices
    6. Searching the Web
    7. Saving and Organizing Bookmarks
      1. Creating Bookmarks
      2. Organizing Bookmarks
      3. Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks
    8. Using 3D Touch with Safari
    9. Sharing Web Pages
      1. Emailing a Link to a Web Page
      2. Messaging a Web Page
    10. Signing In to Websites Automatically
  27. 14. Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Your Photos & Camera Preferences
    3. Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Videos with Your iPhone
      1. Taking Photos
      2. Taking Panoramic Photos
      3. Taking Telephoto Photos (iPhone 7 Plus Only)
      4. Taking Portrait Photos (iPhone 7 Plus Only)
      5. Taking Video
      6. Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen
      7. Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center
      8. Taking Photos with Quick Actions (Models with 3D Touch)
  28. 15. Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone
      1. Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing
      2. Finding Photos to Work With by Searching
      3. Viewing Photos Individually
      4. Using 3D Touch with Photos
      5. Working with Memories
      6. Watching and Changing a Memory’s Slideshow
      7. Viewing a Memory’s Photos
      8. Viewing a Memory’s Photos by Place
      9. Working with Burst Mode Photos
      10. Editing Photos
      11. Enhancing Photos
      12. Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos
      13. Applying Filters to Photos
      14. Removing Red-Eye from Photos
      15. Making Smart Adjustments to Photos
      16. Marking Up Photos
      17. Working with Photos
      18. Sharing Photos via Email
      19. Organizing Photos in a New Album
      20. Adding Photos to an Existing Album
      21. Deleting Photos
    3. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone
      1. Finding and Watching Videos
      2. Editing Video
    4. Using iCloud with Your Photos
      1. Sharing Your Photos
      2. Adding Photos to a Shared Album
      3. Working with Photo Albums Shared with You
  29. Index
  30. 16. Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features
    1. Getting Started
    2. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps
      1. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps Already Installed on Your iPhone
      2. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps You Can Download onto Your iPhone
    3. Listening to Music with the Music App
      1. Finding Music in Your Library
      2. Finding Music by Artist
      3. Finding Songs
      4. Setting Up and Finding Music with Apple Music
      5. Subscribing to Apple Music
      6. Browsing Apple Music’s For You Collection
      7. Browsing Apple Music
      8. Adding Apple Music to Your Library
      9. Searching for Music
      10. Playing Music
      11. Playing Music on the Miniplayer
      12. Playing Music on the Now Playing Screen
      13. Playing Music from the Lock Screen
      14. Playing Music from the Control Center
      15. Using 3D Touch with the Music App
    4. Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App
      1. Using the Podcasts App to Subscribe to Podcasts
      2. Choosing a Podcast to Listen To
      3. Listening to Podcasts
      4. Managing Podcasts and Episodes of Podcasts
    5. Finding Your Way with Maps
    6. Managing Your Health Information with the Health App
      1. Using the Health App to Create a Medical ID
      2. Accessing Your Medical ID
      3. Using the Health App for Health and Fitness Information
      4. Configuring Apps to Report to the Health App
      5. Using the Health App to View Health Information
      6. Managing Sources in the Health App
    7. Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices
      1. Working with Handoff
      2. Using Handoff
      3. Taking Phone Calls on Macs or iPads
  31. 17. Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems
    1. Getting Started
    2. Maintaining an iPhone’s Software
      1. Maintaining the iOS Software with the Settings App
    3. Maintaining iPhone Apps
    4. Backing Up Your iPhone
      1. Manually Backing Up Your iPhone to iCloud
    5. Finding and Securing Your iPhone with Find My iPhone
      1. Using Find My iPhone to Locate Your iPhone
      2. Using Find My iPhone to Play a Sound on Your iPhone
      3. Using Find My iPhone to Put Your iPhone in Lost Mode
      4. Using Find My iPhone to Erase Your iPhone
    6. Maintaining an iPhone’s Power
      1. Setting Low Power Mode and Getting Information About Battery Use
      2. Making the Battery Last Longer
    7. Solving iPhone Problems
      1. Restarting an App
      2. Restarting Your iPhone
      3. Resetting Your iPhone
      4. Restoring Your iPhone
      5. Finding a Missing App
      6. Making an iPhone’s Screen Rotate Again
      7. Blocking Unwanted Calls, Messages, or FaceTime Requests
      8. Solving the Quiet iPhone Problem
    8. Getting Help with iPhone Problems
  32. Glossary