My iPhone for Seniors, 6th 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, iPadOS, 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
  • Take advantage of the Messages app to instantly communicate with just about anyone, anywhere; send and receive photos and videos with a few simple taps
  • Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all your email from one Inbox
  • 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 telephoto zoom, portrait mode, 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 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 eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. About AARP
  9. Dedication
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. We Want to Hear from You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. Credits
  14. Using This Book
    1. Getting Started
  15. 1. Getting to Know Your iPhone
    1. Getting Started
    2. Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone
    3. Locking/Unlocking Your iPhone
    4. Working with Home Screens
    5. Working with iPhone Apps
    6. Working with the Settings App
    7. Meeting Siri
    8. Controlling Volume
    9. Using Airplane Mode
    10. Locking/Unlocking Your iPhone’s Orientation
    11. Understanding iPhone Status Icons
  16. 2. Getting Started with Your iPhone
    1. Getting Started
    2. Getting Started with iPhone X Models
    3. Getting Started with iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, or 8 Plus Models
    4. Using the Split-Screen on iPhone 11 Pro Max, Xs Max, or Plus Models
  17. 3. Using Your iPhone’s Core Features
    1. Getting Started
    2. Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks
    3. Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks
    4. Securing Your iPhone
    5. Working with Text
    6. Searching on Your iPhone
    7. Working with Siri Suggestions
    8. Printing from Your iPhone
  18. 4. 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
  19. 5. Customizing Your iPhone with Apps
    1. Getting Started
    2. Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps
  20. 6. Making Your iPhone Work for You
    1. Getting Started
    2. Configuring and Working with Notifications
    3. Working with and Configuring the Control Center
    4. Using the Do Not Disturb Mode
    5. Working with and Configuring the Widget Center
    6. Configuring Keyboards
    7. Setting Accessibility Options
  21. 7. Customizing How Your iPhone Looks
    1. Getting Started
    2. Customizing Your Home Screens
    3. Setting the Screen’s Appearance, Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options
  22. 8. Managing Contacts
    1. Getting Started
    2. Creating Contacts on Your iPhone
    3. Working with Contacts on Your iPhone
    4. Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone
  23. 9. Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
    1. Getting Started
    2. Making Voice Calls
    3. Managing In-Process Voice Calls
    4. Receiving Voice Calls
    5. Managing Voice Calls
    6. Using Visual Voicemail
    7. Communicating with FaceTime
  24. 10. Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email
    1. Getting Started
    2. Working with Email
    3. Managing Email
    4. Finding Email
    5. Managing Junk Email
  25. 11. 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
  26. 12. Managing Calendars
    1. Getting Started
    2. Viewing Calendars and Events
    3. Adding Events to Calendars
    4. Searching Calendars
    5. Sharing Calendars
    6. Managing Calendars and Events
  27. 13. Working with Siri
    1. Getting Started
    2. Understanding Siri’s Personality
    3. Learning How to Use Siri by Example
  28. 14. Surfing the Web
    1. Getting Started
    2. Visiting Websites
    3. Viewing Websites
    4. Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time
    5. Searching the Web
    6. Saving and Organizing Bookmarks
    7. Signing In to Websites Automatically
  29. 15. Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone
    1. Getting Started
    2. Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video with Your iPhone
    3. Taking Photos
    4. Taking Video
    5. Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen
    6. Taking Photos and Video from the Home Screen
  30. 16. Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App
    1. Getting Started
    2. Finding and Viewing Photos
    3. Editing and Improving Photos
    4. Working with Photos
    5. Finding and Viewing Videos
  31. 17. Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features
    1. Getting Started
    2. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps
    3. Configuring and Using Emergency Calling
    4. Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices
    5. Using AirDrop to Share and Receive Content
    6. Working with the Wallet App and Apple Pay
  32. 18. Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems
    1. Getting Started
    2. Maintaining an iPhone’s Software
    3. Backing Up Your iPhone
    4. Blocking Unwanted Calls, Messages, or FaceTime Requests
    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
  33. Glossary
  34. Index

Product information

  • Title: My iPhone for Seniors, 6th Edition
  • Author(s): Brad Miser
  • Release date: December 2019
  • Publisher(s): Que
  • ISBN: 9780135898123