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My iPad for Seniors (Covers iOS 9 for iPad Pro, all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2), Third Edition

Book Description

Based on the best-selling My iPad book, My iPad for Seniors helps you quickly get started with iOS 9 on your iPad, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Covers iOS 9 for all models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2

March 21, 2016 Update: An iPad Pro 9.7" was announced today by Apple. The content of this book is applicable to this new iPad.

Step-by-step instructionsfor the tasks you care about most

Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do

Common-sense help whenever you run into problems

Tips and notes to help you do even more


Written for seniors, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. Learn how to:

• Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and your mobile carrier
• Use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
• Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
• Use Siri to control your iPad or get information by speaking commands
• Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, messages, documents, and more
• Surf the Web, and send and receive email and messages
• Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
• Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures
• Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
• Take photos, and then edit them using the Photos apps
• Use AirDrop and iCloud Drive to share files and information with your other devices
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations
• Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

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 Authors
  7. About AARP and AARP TEK
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. 1. Getting Started
    1. Generations of iPads
      1. Identifying Your iPad
      2. iOS 9
    2. The iPad Buttons and Switches
      1. The Home Button
      2. The Wake/Sleep Button
      3. The Volume Control
      4. The Side Switch
      5. Orientation and Movement
    3. Screen Gestures
      1. Tapping and Touching
      2. Pinching
      3. Dragging and Flicking
      4. Pull Down and Release to Update
      5. Four-Finger Gestures
    4. Learning Your Way Around
      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Home Screen
      3. An App Screen
      4. Home Screen Searching
    5. Virtual Buttons and Switches
      1. Switches
      2. Toolbars
      3. Menus
      4. Tab Bars
    6. Entering Text
      1. Using the On-Screen Keyboard
      2. Keyboard Modes
      3. Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard
      4. Using the Keyboard Shortcut Bar New!
      5. Using Predictive Text
      6. Dictating Text
      7. Editing Text
      8. Copy and Paste
    7. Talking to Your iPad with Siri
      1. Asking Siri Questions
    8. Using Notifications and Control Center
      1. Open Notifications Center
      2. Open Control Center
  12. 2. Customizing Your iPad
    1. Changing Your Wallpaper
    2. Setting Alert Sounds
    3. Password Protecting Your iPad
      1. Make Access Easier with Touch ID
    4. Setting Side Switch Functionality
    5. Setting Your Date and Time
    6. Modifying Keyboard Settings
    7. Do Not Disturb Settings
    8. Setting Parental Restrictions
    9. Making Text Easier to Read
    10. Controlling Automatic Downloads
    11. Other Useful Settings
  13. 3. Networking and Syncing
    1. Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection
    2. Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection
    3. Syncing with iCloud
      1. Connecting to iCloud
    4. Syncing with iTunes
      1. Syncing Options
      2. Syncing Music
      3. Syncing Photos
      4. Syncing Everything Else
    5. Sharing with AirDrop
      1. Using AirDrop
    6. Viewing Your Mac’s Files with iCloud Drive New!
      1. Accessing Your Files
  14. 4. Playing Music and Video
    1. Playing a Song
    2. Building a Playlist
      1. Creating Playlists
    3. Making iTunes Purchases
      1. Buying on Your iPad
    4. Sharing Purchases with Your Family
      1. Setting Up Family Sharing
    5. Having It All with Apple Music New!
      1. Signing Up for Apple Music
      2. Using Apple Music
    6. Listening to Podcasts
      1. Subscribing to Podcasts
    7. Playing Video
    8. Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices
      1. Accessing AirPlay
    9. Home Sharing
    10. Listening to iTunes Radio
      1. Selecting a Station
  15. 5. Reading Books
    1. Buying a Book from Apple
    2. Reading a Book
    3. Using Reading Aids
    4. Adding Notes and Highlights
    5. Adding Bookmarks
    6. Organizing Your Books
    7. Using iBooks Alternatives
  16. 6. Organizing Your Life
    1. Using the Contacts App
      1. Adding a Contact
    2. Searching for a Contact
    3. Working with Contacts
    4. Using the Calendar App
      1. Creating a Calendar Event
    5. Using Calendar Views
      1. Exploring Day View
      2. Exploring Week View
      3. Exploring Month View
    6. Creating a Calendar
    7. Using the Notes App
      1. Creating a Note
      2. Creating Checklists in Notes New!
      3. Adding Photos and Sketches to Notes New!
    8. Using the Reminders App
      1. Setting a Reminder
    9. Using the Clocks App
      1. Setting Clock Alarms
  17. 7. Surfing the Web
    1. Getting Started with Safari
      1. Browsing to a URL and Searching
      2. Viewing Web Pages
      3. Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs
      4. Viewing Articles with Safari Reader
    2. Bookmarks, History, and Reading List
      1. Using Bookmarks and Favorites
      2. Using History
      3. Deleting Your Bookmarks
      4. Creating Home Screen Bookmarks
      5. Building a Reading List
    3. Working with Web Forms
      1. Filling in Web Forms
      2. Saving Time with AutoFill
      3. Setting Up AutoFill
      4. Using AutoFill
  18. 8. Communicating with Email and Messaging
    1. Configuring Your iPad for Email
      1. Set Up Your Email Account
    2. Reading Your Email
    3. Composing a New Message
    4. Deleting and Moving Messages
    5. Searching Email
    6. Customizing Your Email
      1. Configuring How You Receive Email
      2. Creating a Signature
      3. More Email Settings
    7. Working with Messaging
      1. Setting up Messaging
      2. Conversing with Messages
  19. 9. Taking and Editing Photos
    1. Working with Photos
      1. Taking Photos
      2. Editing and Adjusting Photos
      3. Taking Panoramic Photos
      4. Using Photo Booth
    2. Photo Sources
      1. Browsing Your Photos
      2. Viewing Your Photos
      3. Sharing Your Photos
    3. Working with Albums
      1. Viewing Albums
      2. Creating Albums
    4. Creating a Slideshow
    5. Capturing the Screen
  20. 10. The World of Apps
    1. Purchasing an App
    2. Organizing Apps on Your iPad
      1. Arranging Apps on the Home Screen
      2. Creating App Folders
    3. Working with Apps
      1. Viewing Currently Running Apps
      2. Quitting Apps
      3. Viewing a Second App with Slide Over New!
      4. Interacting with Two Apps at Once with Split View New!
      5. Viewing Video with Picture-In-Picture New!
    4. Finding Good Apps
    5. Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps
    6. Getting Help with Apps
    7. Monitoring and Managing Your Apps
      1. Viewing App Storage Information
      2. Viewing Battery Usage
      3. Viewing Location Usage
      4. Viewing Information Sharing Permissions
      5. Modifying Notifications Settings
  21. 11. Exploring the World with Your iPad
    1. Using the AARP App
    2. Finding Interesting Accommodations with the Airbnb App
    3. Using Foursquare to Enhance Your Travel Choices
    4. Exchanging Homes Is a Great Way to See the World
      1. Using Intervac Home Exchange
    5. Arranging Travel Using the Kayak App
    6. Finding Your Way Using the iPad Maps App
    7. SeatGuru by TripAdvisor
    8. Communicating in a Foreign Country Is Easy When You Use Talking Translator
    9. Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor
    10. Getting a Ride Using the Uber App
  22. 12. Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad
    1. Finding Recipes
    2. Helpful Tools for Cooking
    3. Using the Internet to Search for Recipes
    4. Using Open Table for iPad to Make Dining Reservations
    5. Choosing a Restaurant Using Yelp
  23. 13. Communicating with Your Loved Ones Using Your iPad
    1. Using Email to Stay in Touch
    2. Sharing Photos, Videos, and Other Information
      1. Facebook
      2. Instagram
    3. Communicating (Almost) Face to Face with FaceTime and Skype
      1. FaceTime
      2. Skype for iPad
    4. Using Photo Sharing, Storage, and Management Apps
      1. Sharing with Shutterfly for iPad
      2. Flickr by Yahoo
    5. YouTube
  24. 14. Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment
    1. Getting Times and Tickets Using the Fandango Movies App
    2. Playing Games on the iPad
      1. Playing Solitaire
      2. Words with Friends
    3. Finding and Reading Books in iBooks
    4. iTunes Movies
    5. Accessing Music Through iTunes
    6. National Public Radio (NPR) for iPad
    7. Watching Movies and TV Shows Using Netflix
    8. Listening to Music Through Pandora Radio
    9. Finding and Listening to Podcasts
      1. Viewing TED Talks
    10. Finding and Purchasing Event Tickets
  25. 15. Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps
    1. Getting Local and Global News
    2. Getting Financial News
    3. Staying Informed
    4. Staying Current on Your iPad with Drippler
    5. Following Your Favorite Team
    6. Staying Alert with Weather Radar
    7. Using the Weather Channel App for iPad
    8. Using the Yahoo! Tech Website
  26. 16. Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit
    1. Exercising Your Brain
    2. Staying in Shape
    3. Using Fooducate - Healthy Weight Loss, Food Scanner & Diet Tracker
    4. Walking or Jogging with Pedometers
    5. Staying on Track with Medication Reminder Apps
    6. Using a Pharmacy App to Refill Prescriptions
    7. Getting Medical Information from WebMD for iPad
  27. 17. Using Apps to Enhance Your Daily Life and Save Money
    1. Finding Your Roots with Ancestry
    2. Shopping on the iPad Using Amazon
    3. Finding Deals Using the Craigslist App
    4. Bidding on eBay for iPad
    5. Paying Less at the Pump
    6. Using Gadgets with iPad
    7. Using Pinterest to Save and Organize Website Links
    8. Avoiding Traffic Jams
  28. Index
  29. 18. Writing with Pages
    1. Creating a New Document
    2. Styling and Formatting Text
    3. Creating Lists
    4. Inserting Images
    5. Document Setup
    6. Sharing and Printing Documents