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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Nancy C. Muir

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Chapter 23

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPhone

Get ready to . . .

Keep the iPhone Screen Clean

Protect Your Gadget with a Case

Extend Your iPhone’s Battery Life

Find Out What to Do with a Nonresponsive iPhone

Update Software

Restore the Sound

Get Support

Find a Missing iPhone

Back Up to iCloud

Understand Touch ID

iPhones don’t grow on trees — they cost a pretty penny. That’s why you should learn how to take care of your iPhone and troubleshoot any problems it might have so that you get the most out of it.

In this chapter, I provide some advice about the care and maintenance of your iPhone, as well as tips about how to solve common problems, update iPhone system software, and even reset the iPhone if something goes seriously wrong. In case you lose your iPhone, I even tell you about a feature that helps you find it, activate it remotely — or even disable it if it has fallen into the wrong hands. Finally, you get information about backing up your iPhone settings and content using iCloud and the new fingerprint reader feature, Touch ID.

Keep the iPhone Screen Clean

If you’ve been playing with your iPhone, you know (despite Apple’s claim that the iPhone has a fingerprint-resistant screen) that it’s a fingerprint magnet. Here are some tips for cleaning your iPhone screen:

Use a dry, soft cloth. You can get most fingerprints off with a dry, soft cloth such as the one you use to clean your eyeglasses or a cleaning tissue that’s lint- and chemical-free. ...

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