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My iPhone for Seniors: Covers all iPhones running iOS 11, Fourth Edition

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 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
  • Use iCloud, Google, and other cloud services to have consistent calendar, contact, and other information on all your devices
  • Communicate via phone calls, FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects and sharing photos and video
  • Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, use the Wallet app to manage boarding passes and loyalty cards; pay for purchases safely and securely with Apple Pay; and use other great iPhone apps
  • Capture and edit photos and video; use great camera features such as burst photos, time-lapse and slow-motion video, and Live Photos
  • View your photos in Memories and use them for wallpaper and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, or texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use iPhone apps to help you travel, get information, keep in touch, have fun, and more

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This E-Book
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Author
  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
  15. 2 Using Your iPhone’s Core Features
    1. Getting Started
    2. Working with the Settings App
    3. Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks
    4. Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks
    5. Securing Your iPhone
    6. Working with Text
    7. Using Widgets
    8. Searching on Your iPhone
    9. Working with Siri Suggestions
    10. Working with Notifications
    11. Printing from Your iPhone
  16. 3 Setting Up and Using an Apple ID, iCloud, and Other Online Accounts
    1. Getting Started
    2. Configuring an Apple ID
    3. Configuring and Using iCloud
    4. Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone
    5. Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated
  17. 4 Customizing How Your iPhone Works
    1. Getting Started
    2. Configuring Notifications
    3. Scheduling Do Not Disturb
    4. Configuring the Control Center
    5. Configuring the Widget Center
    6. Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options
    7. Setting Privacy and Location Services Preferences
    8. Configuring Passcode, Touch ID, and Content Restrictions
    9. Setting Accessibility Options
    10. Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps
  18. 5 Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds
    1. Getting Started
    2. Customizing Your Home Screens
    3. Setting the Screen’s Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options
    4. Choosing the Sounds and Vibratory Feedback Your iPhone Uses
  19. 6 Managing Contacts
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Your Contacts Preferences
    3. Creating Contacts on Your iPhone
    4. Working with Contacts on Your iPhone
    5. Managing Contacts on Your iPhone
  20. 7 Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
    1. Getting Started
    2. Configuring Phone Settings
    3. Making Voice Calls
    4. Managing In-Process Voice Calls
    5. Receiving Voice Calls
    6. Managing Voice Calls
    7. Using Visual Voicemail
    8. Communicating with FaceTime
  21. 8 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email
    1. Getting Started
    2. Configuring Email Accounts
    3. Setting Mail App Preferences
    4. Working with Email
    5. Managing Email
  22. 9 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages
    1. Getting Started
    2. Preparing the Messages App for Messaging
    3. Sending Messages
    4. Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages
    5. Working with Messages
  23. 10 Managing Calendars
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Calendar, Date, and Time Preferences
    3. Working with Calendars
  24. 11 Working with Siri
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Up Siri
    3. Understanding Siri’s Personality
    4. Learning How to Use Siri by Example
    5. Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing
  25. 12 Surfing the Web
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Safari Preferences
    3. Visiting Websites
    4. Viewing Websites
    5. Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time
    6. Searching the Web
    7. Saving and Organizing Bookmarks
    8. Using 3D Touch with Safari
    9. Sharing Web Pages
    10. Signing In to Websites Automatically
  26. 13 Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone
    1. Getting Started
    2. Setting Camera Preferences
    3. Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video with Your iPhone
  27. 14 Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App
    1. Getting Started
    2. Configuring Photos Settings
    3. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone
    4. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone
    5. Using iCloud with Your Photos
  28. Glossary
  29. Index
  30. 15 Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features
    1. Getting Started
    2. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps
    3. Listening to Music with the Music App
    4. Finding Your Way with Maps
    5. Managing Your Health Information with the Health App
    6. Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices
    7. Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads
    8. Working with the Wallet App and Apple Pay
    9. Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices
  31. 16 Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems
    1. Getting Started
    2. Maintaining an iPhone’s Software
    3. Maintaining iPhone Apps
    4. Backing Up Your iPhone
    5. Finding and Securing Your iPhone with Find My iPhone
    6. Maintaining an iPhone’s Power
    7. Solving iPhone Problems
    8. Getting Help with iPhone Problems