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My iPhone for Seniors (Covers iOS 9 for iPhone 6s/6s Plus, 6/6 Plus, 5s/5C/5, and 4s), Second Edition

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Covers iOS 9 on iPhone 6s/6s Plus, 6/6Plus, 5S/5C, 5, and 4S

March 21, 2016 Update: A new iPhone SE was announced today by Apple. The content of this book is applicable to this new phone. 

This new edition of the best-selling My iPhone for Seniors book helps you quickly get started with iOS 9—Apple’s newest operating system—and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

  • Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do

  • Help when you run into problems or limitations

  • Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone

    The full-color, step-by-step tasks–in legible print–walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. Learn how to: 

  •  Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS 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

  • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars

  • Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more

  • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox

  • Listen to podcasts, find your way with Maps, and use other great iPhone apps

  • Capture and edit photos and video; use the great camera features such as burst, timed and time-lapse photos, slow-motion video, and Live Photos

  • View your photos, use them for wallpaper, and add them to your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, and texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos

  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps

  • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices


    Register Your Book at to access Chapter 16, “Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems,”  updates and Bonus Chapter, “Finding and Listening to Music.”

    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 Author
    7. About AARP and AARP TEK
    8. Dedication
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. We Want to Hear from You!
    11. Reader Services
    12. Using This Book
    13. Getting Started
    14. 1. Getting Started with Your iPhone
      1. Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features
      2. Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software
        1. Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone
        2. Going Home
        3. Touching the iPhone’s Screen
        4. Working with iPhone Apps
        5. Using the Home Screens
        6. Using the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus’ Split-Screen
        7. Searching on Your iPhone
        8. Working with Siri Suggestions
        9. Working with the Control Center
        10. Working with Notifications and the Notification Center
        11. Using the Do Not Disturb Mode
        12. Working with Text
        13. Dictating Text
        14. Meeting Siri
        15. Understanding iPhone Status Icons
        16. Turning Your iPhone On or Off
        17. Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone
        18. Signing Into Your Apple ID
        19. Setting the Volume
        20. Using Airplane Mode
        21. Using the Settings App
        22. Printing from Your iPhone
    15. 2. Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads
      1. Getting Started
      2. Securing Your iPhone
      3. Using Wi-Fi Networks to Connect to the Internet
        1. Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks
        2. Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks
      4. Using Cellular Data Networks to Connect to the Internet
      5. Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices
        1. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
      6. Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads
        1. Using AirDrop to Share Content with Other iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, or a Mac
        2. Enabling AirDrop
        3. Using AirDrop to Share Your Content
        4. Using AirDrop to Work with Content Shared with You
    16. 3. Setting Up and Using iCloud and Other Online Accounts
      1. Getting Started
      2. Configuring and Using iCloud
        1. Obtaining an iCloud Account
        2. Signing Into Your iCloud Account
        3. Enabling iCloud to Store Your Information on the Cloud
        4. Configuring iCloud Drive
        5. Configuring iCloud to Store Photos
        6. Configuring Your iCloud Backup
        7. Configuring Your iCloud Keychain
      3. Setting Up Other Types of Built-In Online Accounts on Your iPhone
        1. Configuring a Google Account
      4. Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts
        1. Setting Up an Online Account Manually
        2. Configuring a Facebook Account
      5. Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated
        1. Configuring How New Data is Retrieved for Your Accounts
    17. 4. Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
      1. Getting Started
        1. Using the Settings App on Any iPhone
        2. Searching for Settings
        3. Using the Settings App on an iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus
      2. Setting Passcode, Touch ID, and Auto-Lock Preferences
        1. Securing Your iPhone with Auto-Lock
        2. Configuring Your Passcode and Fingerprints (iPhone 5s and later)
      3. Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options
        1. Setting Keyboard Preferences
        2. Creating and Working with Text Replacements
        3. Setting Language and Region Preferences
      4. Setting Do Not Disturb Preferences
      5. Setting Accessibility Options
      6. Setting Restrictions for Content and Apps
    18. 5. Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds
      1. Getting Started
      2. Customizing Your Home Screens
        1. Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens
        2. Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens
        3. Placing Icons in Existing Folders
        4. Configuring the Home Screen Dock
        5. Deleting Icons
      3. Setting the Screen’s Brightness, View, Text Size, and Wallpaper
        1. Setting the Screen Brightness, View, and Text Size
        2. Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens
      4. Choosing the Sounds Your iPhone Makes
      5. Setting Up Notifications and the Notification Center
        1. Understanding Notifications and the Notification Center
        2. Setting Global Notification Preferences
        3. Configuring Notifications for Specific Apps
    19. 6. Downloading Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, and More onto Your iPhone
      1. Getting Started
      2. Configuring Store Settings
        1. Configuring Automatic Store Downloads
      3. Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps
        1. Searching for Apps
        2. Downloading Apps
      4. Using the iTunes Store App to Download Music, Ringtones, Movies, and TV Shows
        1. Searching for iTunes Store Content
        2. Browsing for iTunes Store Content
        3. Previewing iTunes Store Content
        4. Downloading iTunes Store Content
        5. Using Your iTunes Store History List
      5. Downloading Apps or iTunes Store Content You’ve Purchased Previously
        1. Downloading Previously Purchased App Store Apps
        2. Downloading Previously Purchased iTunes Content
      6. Using Family Sharing to Share Your Store Downloads with Others
        1. Setting Up Family Sharing
        2. Adding People to Family Sharing
        3. Managing Family Sharing
        4. Accessing Shared Content
    20. 7. Managing Contacts
      1. Getting Started
      2. Setting Your Contacts Preferences
      3. Creating Contacts on Your iPhone
        1. Creating New Contacts from Email
        2. Creating Contacts Manually
      4. Working with Contacts on Your iPhone
        1. Using the Contacts App
        2. Accessing Contacts from Other Apps
      5. Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone
        1. Updating Contact Information
        2. Deleting Contacts
    21. 8. Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
      1. Getting Started
      2. Configuring Phone Settings
      3. Making Voice Calls
        1. Dialing with the Keypad
        2. Dialing with Contacts
        3. Dialing with Favorites
        4. Dialing with Recents
        5. Dialing from the SIRI SUGGESTIONS Screen
      4. Managing In-Process Voice Calls
        1. Entering Numbers During a Call
        2. Making Conference Calls
        3. Using Another App During a Voice Call
      5. Receiving Voice Calls
        1. Answering Calls
        2. Answering Calls During a Call
      6. Managing Voice Calls
        1. Clearing Recent Calls
        2. Adding Calling Information to Favorites
        3. Using the iPhone’s EarPods for Calls
      7. Using Visual Voicemail
        1. Recording a New Greeting
        2. Listening to and Managing Voicemails
        3. Finding and Listening to Voicemails
        4. Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails
      8. Communicating with FaceTime
        1. Configuring FaceTime Settings
        2. Making FaceTime Calls
        3. Receiving FaceTime Calls
        4. Managing FaceTime Calls
    22. 9. Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email
      1. Getting Started
      2. Setting Mail App Preferences
      3. Working with Email
        1. Receiving and Reading Email
        2. Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus
        3. Using 3D Touch for Email (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus)
        4. Sending Email
        5. Using Mail’s Suggested Recipients
        6. Replying to Email
        7. Forwarding Email
      4. Managing Email
        1. Checking for New Email
        2. Understanding the Status of Email
        3. Managing Email from the Message Screen
        4. Managing Email from an Inbox
        5. Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time
        6. Organizing Email from the Message Screen
        7. Organizing Email from the Inbox
        8. Viewing Messages in a Mailbox
        9. Saving Images Attached to Email
        10. Searching Your Email
        11. Working with VIPs
        12. Designating VIPs
        13. Accessing VIP Email
        14. Managing Junk Email
    23. 10. Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages
      1. Getting Started
      2. Preparing Messages for Messaging
        1. Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences
        2. Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You
      3. Sending Messages
        1. Creating and Sending Messages
      4. Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages
        1. Receiving Messages
        2. Reading Messages
        3. Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages
        4. Listening to Audio in Messages You Receive in Messages
        5. Watching Video in Messages You Receive in Messages
        6. Replying to Messages from the Messages App
        7. Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert
        8. Using Quick Actions to Send Messages (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus)
      5. Working with Messages
        1. Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus
        2. Using 3D Touch for Messages (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus)
        3. Adding Images and Video to Conversations
        4. Adding Audio Recordings to Conversations
        5. Adding Video and Photos to Conversations
        6. Adding Locations to Conversations
        7. Browsing Attachments to Conversations
        8. Deleting Messages and Conversations
        9. Deleting Conversations
    24. 11. Managing Calendars, Reminders, and Clocks
      1. Getting Started
      2. Setting Calendar, Reminder, Date, and Time Preferences
      3. Working with Calendars
        1. Viewing Calendars and Events
        2. Configuring Calendars
        3. Navigating Calendars
        4. Viewing Calendars
        5. Using 3D Touch for Events (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Only)
        6. Adding Events to a Calendar
        7. Using Quick Actions with the Calendar App (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Only)
        8. Searching Calendars
        9. Managing Calendars and Events
      4. Working with Reminders
        1. Creating Reminders
        2. Organizing Reminders with Lists
        3. Managing Reminders
      5. Working with the Clock
        1. Setting and Using Alarms
        2. Managing Alarms
        3. Using the Stopwatch
        4. Using the Timer
    25. 12. Working with Siri
      1. Getting Started
      2. Setting Up Siri
      3. Understanding Siri’s Personality
      4. Learning How to Use Siri by Example
        1. Using Siri to Make Voice Calls
        2. Composing New Email with Siri
        3. Replying to Emails with Siri
        4. Having Messages Read to You
        5. Replying to Messages with Siri
        6. Sending New Messages with Siri
        7. Using Siri to Create Events
        8. Using Siri to Create Reminders
        9. Using Siri to Get Information
        10. Using Siri to Play Music
        11. Using Siri to Get Directions
        12. Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing
        13. Using Siri to Open Apps
      5. Getting Suggestions from Siri
    26. 13. Surfing the Web
      1. Getting Started
      2. Setting Safari Preferences
      3. Visiting Websites
        1. Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites
        2. Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites
        3. Typing URLs to Move to Websites
        4. Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites
      4. Viewing Websites
      5. Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time
        1. Opening New Pages in the Background
        2. Opening New Pages in a New Tab
        3. Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages
        4. Searching the Web
      6. Saving and Organizing Bookmarks
        1. Creating Bookmarks
        2. Organizing Bookmarks
        3. Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks
        4. Creating Bookmarks on the Home Screen
      7. Using 3D Touch with Safari (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Only)
      8. Completing Forms on the Web
        1. Manually Completing Forms
        2. Using AutoFill to Complete Forms
      9. Signing In to Websites Automatically
    27. 14. Working with Photos and Video You Take with Your iPhone
      1. Getting Started
      2. Setting Your Photos & Camera Preferences
      3. Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone
        1. Taking Photos
        2. Taking Panoramic Photos
        3. Taking Video
        4. Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen
        5. Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center
        6. Taking Photos with Quick Actions (iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Only)
      4. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone
        1. Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing
        2. Finding Photos to Work With by Searching
        3. Using 3D Touch with Photos (iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Only)
        4. Viewing Photos in Slideshows
        5. Working with Burst Mode Photos
        6. Editing Photos
        7. Enhancing Photos
        8. Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos
        9. Applying Filters to Photos
        10. Removing Red-Eye from Photos
        11. Making Smart Adjustments to Photos
        12. Working with Photos
        13. Sharing Photos via Email
        14. Organizing Photos in a New Album
        15. Adding Photos to an Existing Album
        16. Deleting Photos
      5. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone
        1. Finding and Watching Videos
        2. Editing Video
      6. Using AirPlay to View Photos and Videos on a TV
      7. Using iCloud with Your Photos
        1. Sharing Your Photos
        2. Adding Photos to a Shared Album
        3. Working with Photo Albums Shared with You
    28. 15. Using Other Cool iPhone Apps and Features
      1. Getting Started
      2. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps
        1. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps Already Installed on Your iPhone
        2. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps You Can Download onto Your iPhone
      3. Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App
        1. Setting Your Podcast Preferences
        2. Using the Podcasts App to Subscribe to Podcasts
        3. Choosing a Podcast to Listen To
        4. Listening to Podcasts
        5. Managing Podcasts and Episodes of Podcasts
      4. Finding Your Way with Maps
      5. Working with the Wallet App and Apple Pay
        1. Working with the Wallet App
        2. Adding Passes or Cards to Your Wallet Using an App
        3. Adding Passes or Cards to Your Wallet by Scanning Their Codes
        4. Working with Apple Pay
        5. Adding Credit or Debit Cards to Apple Pay
        6. Managing Apple Pay
      6. Managing Your Health with the Health App
        1. Using the Health App to Create a Medical ID
        2. Accessing Your Medical ID
        3. Using the Health App for Health and Fitness Information
        4. Configuring Apps to Report to the Health App
        5. Using the Health App to View Health Information
        6. Managing Sources in the Health App
      7. Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices
        1. Working with Handoff
        2. Using Handoff on iOS Devices
        3. Taking Phone Calls on Macs or iPads
    29. Index
    30. 16. Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems
      1. Getting Started
      2. Maintaining an iPhone’s Software
        1. Maintaining the iOS Software with the Settings App
      3. Maintaining iPhone Apps
      4. Backing Up Your iPhone
        1. Manually Backing Up Your iPhone to iCloud
      5. Finding and Securing Your iPhone with Find My iPhone
        1. Using Find My iPhone to Locate Your iPhone
        2. Using Find My iPhone to Play a Sound on Your iPhone
        3. Using Find My iPhone to Put Your iPhone in Lost Mode
        4. Using Find My iPhone to Erase Your iPhone
      6. Maintaining an iPhone’s Power
        1. Setting Low Power Mode and Viewing Battery Use
        2. Making the Battery Last Longer
      7. Solving iPhone Problems
        1. Restarting an App
        2. Restarting Your iPhone
        3. Resetting Your iPhone
        4. Restoring Your iPhone
        5. Finding a Missing App
        6. Making an iPhone’s Screen Rotate Again
        7. Blocking Unwanted Calls, Messages, or FaceTime Requests
        8. Solving the Quiet iPhone Problem
      8. Getting Help with iPhone Problems
    31. Finding and Listening to Music
      1. Understanding Sources of Music
      2. Setting Up and Finding Music with My Music
        1. Adding Your Music to the Music App
        2. Using My Music to Find Music
        3. Finding Music by Artist
        4. Finding My Music in Other Ways
        5. Finding Music in My Music by Searching
      3. Setting Up and Finding Music with Apple Music
        1. Subscribing to Apple Music
        2. Searching Apple Music
        3. Browsing Apple Music for You
        4. Browsing New Apple Music
        5. Downloading Songs from Apple Music
        6. Adding Apple Music to My Music
      4. Finding Music with iTunes Radio
        1. Playing Music with an iTunes Radio Station
        2. Creating Your Own iTunes Radio Stations Based on an Artist, a Genre, or a Song
        3. Returning to iTunes Radio Stations You Created
      5. Playing Music
        1. Playing Music on the Miniplayer
        2. Playing Music on the Now Playing Screen
        3. Playing Music from an Album’s or Playlist’s Screen
        4. Understanding the Music App’s Icons and Commands
        5. Playing Music from the Up Next List
        6. Playing Music from the Control Center
        7. Playing Music from the Lock Screen
      6. Using 3D Touch with the Music App (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Only)
      7. Using AirPlay to Listen to Your iPhone’s Music on Other Devices