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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition

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The easy way to make the most of your iPhone - updated for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!

iPhones are a lot of fun but they can be a bit intimidating right out of the box. Whether you're ready to take your first stab at texting, want to reap the benefits of having the Internet at your fingertips, or just want to keep up with family, this hands-on guide gives you easy to follow information with non-technical explanations to get up and running with your new iPhone - fast.

The iPhone combines three products—a mobile phone, an iPod, and a portable game console—into one ultraportable device. Boasting a sleek, minimalistic design with a larger screen and keyboard than those tiny phones of yesteryear, it allows you to send and receive e-mails and text messages, make FaceTime video calls, capture, share, and store photos and videos, get directions with GPS maps, listen to your favorite music, watch YouTube videos, store and synch your contacts, play games, and so much more.

  • Covers iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and other iPhone models in a straightforward, fun language

  • Large text and drawings make the book accessible and easy to read

  • Full color format provides helpful screenshots that bring the instructions to life

  • Offers guidance on buying and getting started with your first iPhone

  • Provides senior-recommended apps

  • Once you get comfortable with your iPhone, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

    Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Foolish Assumptions
        3. Why You Need This Book
        4. How This Book Is Organized
        5. Where to Go from Here
      2. Part I: Making the iPhone Work for You
        1. Chapter 1: Buying Your iPhone
          1. Discover What’s New in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and iOS 8
          2. Choose the Right iPhone for You
          3. Decide How Much Memory 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. Set Up and Register iPhone
          4. Meet the Multi-Touch Screen
          5. Say Goodbye to Endless Phone Menus; Say Hello to Tap and Swipe
          6. Display and Use the Onscreen Keyboard
          7. Flick to Search
          8. Update the Operating System to iOS 8
          9. Learn Multitasking Basics
          10. Examine the iPhone Cameras
          11. Lock Screen Rotation
          12. Explore the Status Bar
          13. Take Inventory of Preinstalled Apps
          14. Discover Control Center
          15. Lock iPhone, Turn It Off, or Unlock It
        3. Chapter 3: Getting Going
          1. Charge the Battery
          2. Download iTunes to Your Computer
          3. Open an iTunes Account for Music, Movies, and More
          4. Make iPhone Settings Using iTunes
          5. Sync the iPhone to Your Computer Using iTunes
          6. Sync Wirelessly
          7. Understand iCloud
          8. Get an iCloud Account
          9. Make iCloud Sync Settings
      3. 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. Call Contacts
          4. Create Reminders and Alerts
          5. Add Tasks to Your Calendar
          6. Play Music
          7. Get Directions
          8. Ask for Facts
          9. Search the Web
          10. Send Email, Messages, or Tweets
          11. Use Dictation
          12. 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
      4. 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. Post Photos from Safari
          13. Send a Link
          14. Make Private Browsing and Cookie Settings
          15. Print a Web Page
          16. 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. Enable Auto-Downloads of Purchases from Other Devices
          8. 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
      5. 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
          12. Download Magazine Apps to Newsstand
          13. Preview and Buy Issues of Periodicals through Newsstand
          14. Read Periodicals in Your Newsstand Apps
        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
          8. Add Stations to iTunes Radio
          9. View Your iTunes Radio History
        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
      6. 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 Task in Reminders
          2. Edit Task 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. Display the Notes List
          5. Move Among Notes
          6. Search for a Note
          7. Share a Note
          8. Delete a Note
        5. Chapter 24: 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
      7. Appendix A: Checking Out iPhone 6 Plus Horizontally
        1. Get a New Slant on the Home Screen
        2. See Messages Differently
        3. Make a Date with Calendar
        4. See Weather Expand
        5. Scope Out Clock
        6. Make Notes
        7. Keep Reminders Visible
        8. Check Stocks Plus
        9. Handle Settings
      8. About the Author
      9. Cheat Sheet
      10. More Dummies Products