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My iPad for Seniors, Fifth Edition

Book Description

Covers all iPads running iOS 11

My iPad for Seniors, 5th Edition, is a full-color, fully illustrated guide to using all of Apple’s iPad models. It includes everything from basic setup information to finding and installing new apps to using the iPad for communication, entertainment, and productivity. The information presented in this book is targeted at users aged 50 and up; whenever possible, one best way for any given task is presented, and instructions are simplified with older users in mind. In addition, much content specific for people 50+ is included.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad photos that show you exactly what to do.
Common-sense help when you run into iPad problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad.

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Learn how to:

  • Wirelessly connect to the Internet at home or away

  • Personalize the way your iPad looks and works

  • Make your iPad easier to use if you have trouble seeing or tapping the screen

  • Use the Control Center to adjust frequently used settings

  • Browse and search the Internet with Safari

  • Use Siri’s voice commands to control your iPad and find useful information

  • Find useful health and travel apps and fun games in Apple’s App Store

  • Communicate with friends and family via email, text messaging, and FaceTime video chats

  • Shoot, share, and view photos and videos

  • Listen to music and watch movies and TV shows over the Internet

  • Use iCloud to store and share your photos and other important data online

  • Troubleshoot common iPad problems

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 Page
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. About AARP
  11. We Want to Hear from You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. 1 Buying and Unboxing Your iPad
    1. What Is an iPad?
    2. Choosing the Right iPad for You
    3. Unboxing Your New iPad
    4. Powering Up Your iPad
  14. 2 Getting Started with Your iPad
    1. Getting to Know Your iPad
    2. Turning Your iPad On and Off
    3. Using Your iPad
    4. Performing Basic Operations
    5. Managing Your iPad’s Battery
  15. 3 Personalizing the Way Your iPad Looks and Works
    1. Personalizing the Lock and Home Screens
    2. Customizing the Today Screen and Control Center
    3. Configuring Device Settings
    4. Managing System Settings
  16. 4 Making Your iPad More Accessible
    1. Making the iPad Easier to Use for the Vision Impaired
    2. Making the iPad Easier to Use for the Hearing Impaired
    3. Making the iPad Easier to Operate
  17. 5 Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web
    1. Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
    2. Using the Safari Web Browser
    3. Making the Web More Readable
    4. Searching the Web
  18. 6 Keeping Your iPad Safe and Secure
    1. Creating a Safer Lock Screen
    2. Reducing the Risk of Theft
    3. Staying Safe Online
  19. 7 Controlling Your iPad—and More—with Siri
    1. Getting to Know Siri, Your iPad’s Virtual Personal Assistant
    2. Using Siri to Control Your iPad and Apps
    3. Using Siri to Find Interesting and Useful Information
  20. 8 Installing and Using Apps
    1. Working with Apps
    2. Finding New Apps in the App Store
    3. Managing Installed Apps
    4. Multitasking on Your iPad
  21. 9 Sending and Receiving Email
    1. Configuring the Mail App
    2. Sending and Receiving Messages
  22. 10 Managing Your Contacts
    1. Using the Contacts App
    2. Viewing and Contacting Your Contacts
  23. 11 Video Chatting and Texting
    1. Text Messaging with the Messages App
    2. Video Chatting and More with FaceTime
  24. 12 Getting Social with Facebook, Pinterest, and Other Social Networks
    1. Understanding Social Networking
    2. Using Facebook on Your iPad
    3. Using Pinterest on Your iPad
    4. Using Twitter on Your iPad
    5. Using LinkedIn on Your iPad
  25. 13 Staying Organized with Calendar and Reminders
    1. Using the Calendar App
    2. Using the Reminders App
  26. 14 Reading eBooks, Magazines, and Newspapers
    1. Reading eBooks on Your iPad
    2. Reading News Stories with the News App
  27. 15 Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos and Videos
    1. Shooting Digital Photos
    2. Viewing and Editing Your Photos
    3. Shooting and Editing Videos
    4. Sharing Photos and Videos
  28. 16 Listening to Music
    1. Listening to Streaming Music
    2. Buying and Playing Music from the iTunes Store
  29. 17 Watching TV Shows, Movies, and Other Videos
    1. Watching Netflix
    2. Watching Hulu
    3. Watching Amazon Video
    4. Watching YouTube
    5. Buying and Renting Videos in the iTunes Store
  30. 18 Controlling Your Smart Home
    1. Understanding Apple HomeKit
    2. Adding Devices and Rooms
    3. Controlling Your Smart Devices
    4. Automating Multiple Devices
  31. 19 Traveling with Maps and Other Travel Apps
    1. Traveling with the Maps App
    2. Exploring Other Travel-Related Apps
  32. 20 Keeping Fit and Healthy
    1. Exploring Health and Fitness Apps
    2. Exploring Food and Nutrition Apps
    3. Exploring Medical Apps
  33. 21 Playing Games
    1. Finding Games to Play
    2. Discovering Popular Games
  34. 22 Getting Productive
    1. Using Your iPad’s Built-In Productivity Apps
    2. Discovering More Productivity Apps
  35. 23 Managing Files on Your iPad and in the Cloud
    1. Managing Your iPad Storage
    2. Managing iCloud Files with the Files App
    3. Using AirDrop and AirPlay to Share Content with Other Devices
    4. Backing Up Your iPad to iCloud
  36. 24 Accessorizing Your iPad
    1. Protecting Your iPad with Cases and Covers
    2. Adding Functionality with Keyboards and Styli
    3. Extending Your iPad with Bluetooth Devices
  37. 25 Fixing Common Problems
    1. Troubleshooting iPad Problems
    2. Updating and Resetting Your iPad
  38. Appendix A Glossary
  39. Index