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  • Copyright 2019
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 800
  • Edition: 5th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-6030-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-6030-2

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


Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most.


Large, full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do.


Common-sense help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.


Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.


Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:


  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones 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; use Siri shortcuts to do even more while speaking less
  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
  • Use iCloud, Google, and other cloud services to have consistent calendar, contact, and other information on all your devices 
  • Communicate via phone calls, FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects and sharing photos and video
  • Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, use the Wallet app to manage boarding passes and loyalty cards; pay for purchases safely and securely with Apple Pay; and use other great iPhone apps
  • Capture and edit photos and video; use great camera features such as telephoto zoom, portrait mode, burst photos, time-lapse and slow-motion video, and Live Photos
  • View your photos in Memories and use them for wallpaper and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, or texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use iPhone apps to help you travel, get information, keep in touch, have fun, and more

Chapter 15, 16, and the Glossary can be downloaded from the Downloads tab located at informit.com/myiphoneseniors5e.


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Chapter 15: Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features (13.3 MB .pdf)

Chapter 16: Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems (6.7 MB .pdf)

Glossary (57 KB .pdf)

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Table of Contents

    Using This Book ...........xviii
    Getting Started ..................xx
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPhone 3
    Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features 3
    Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software 8
        Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone .......8
        Going Home .................8
        Touching the iPhone’s Screen .....................9
        Working with iPhone Apps .........................15
        Using the Home Screens .24
        Using the iPhone Plus’s Split-Screen .......................25
        Working with the Control Center ......26
        Working with the Notification Center ...................30
        Using Siri Suggestions ........34
        Using the Do Not Disturb Mode .........36
        Using Airplane Mode ............38
        Meeting Siri ...............39
        Using Shortcuts ...41
        Understanding iPhone Status Icons ........................42
        Turning Your iPhone Off or On ..............44
        Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone 45
        Working with Face ID or Touch ID .....48
        Setting Volume .....51
Chapter 2: Using Your iPhone’s Core Features 55
    Getting Started .................55
    Working with the Settings App ........................57
        Using the Settings App on Any iPhone ..............58
        Searching for Settings .........59
        Using the Settings App on an iPhone Plus ....60
    Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks .........................61
        Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks ......................63
        Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks ....................66
        Disabling Automatic Prompting .........69
        Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks ...........................70
    Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks 72
        Configuring Cellular Data Use ................76
    Securing Your iPhone .......................81
    Working with Text .........85
        Working with Predictive Text ...................85
        Working with Keyboards .86
        Using Emojis .............89
        Correcting Spelling as You Type ..........90
        Editing Text ................92
        Selecting, Copying, Cutting, or Pasting Text 93
        Correcting Spelling After You’ve Typed ..............96
        Dictating Text ..........98
        Drawing in Text 100
    Using Widgets ................101
    Searching on Your iPhone ......104
    Working with Siri Suggestions .......................107
    Working with Notifications ..109
    Working with Visual Notifications .109
        Working with Other Types of Notifications ..............................114
    Printing from Your iPhone .....114
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using an Apple ID, iCloud, and Other Online Accounts 119
    Getting Started .............120
    Configuring an Apple ID ..........121
        Obtaining an Apple ID ....122
        Signing In to Your Apple ID ....................124
        Changing the Personal Information Associated with Your Apple ID .............127
        Changing Your Apple ID’s Password and Security Settings ................131
        Changing Your Apple ID’s Payment and Shipping Information ...133
        Changing the Devices Using Your Apple ID ............................135
    Configuring and Using iCloud ........................137
        Configuring iCloud to Store Photos .....................139
        Enabling iCloud to Store Information on the Cloud ...142
        Configuring Your iCloud Keychain 144
        Configuring Your iCloud Backup.....146
        Configuring iCloud Drive ...........................147
        Managing Your iCloud Storage .........148
    Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone .......................151
        Configuring a Google Account .........152
        Setting Up an Online Account that Isn’t Built In ...............154
        Configuring Social Media Accounts on Your iPhone ..158
    Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated .............161
        Configuring How New Data Is Retrieved for Your Accounts..............162
Chapter 4: Customizing How Your iPhone Works 167
    Getting Started .............167
    Configuring Notifications .......168
        Using the Settings App to Configure Notifications ......169
        Configuring Notifications from Notifications ........................178
    Configuring Do Not Disturb179
    Configuring Screen Time .........183
        Configuring Downtime, App Limits, a Screen Time Passcode, and Screen Time Sharing .................184
        Setting Content & Privacy Restrictions ............190
        Using Screen Time ................199
    Configuring the Control Center ....................202
    Configuring the Widget Center .....................205
    Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options ..................208
        Setting Keyboard Preferences ............208
        Creating and Working with Text Replacements ................213
        Setting Language and Region Preferences ..............................214
    Setting a Passcode and Face ID or Touch ID .........218
        Configuring a Passcode and Face ID (X Models) ..............218
        Configuring a Passcode and Touch ID (non-X Models) .............................227
        Setting Accessibility Options ............................235
        Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps ........................241
        Configuring Your iPhone to Download and Maintain Apps ..............242
        Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps .................244
        Searching for Apps ..............245
        Browsing for Apps .................247
        Downloading Apps .............250
    Customizing How Your Phone Works with Shortcuts ............253
Chapter 5: Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds 257
    Getting Started .............257
    Customizing Your Home Screens ...............258
        Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens 259
        Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens ...............262
        Placing Icons in Existing Folders .....264
        Configuring the Home Screen Dock ...................267
        Deleting Icons ....268
    Setting the Screen’s Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options ....................270
        Setting Screen Brightness, True Tone, and Night Shift Using the Settings App............271
        Setting the Screen Brightness and Night Shift Using the Control Center .............................274
        Setting Auto-Lock and Raise to Wake ...............276
        Setting Text Size and Bold ........................277
        Setting Text Size Using the Control Center278
        Choosing a View ......................280
        Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens ............................283
    Choosing the Sounds and Vibratory Feedback Your iPhone Uses ........288
Chapter 6: Managing Contacts 295
    Getting Started .............295
    Setting Your Contacts Preferences ...........296
    Creating Contacts on Your iPhone............298
        Creating New Contacts from Email .......................298
        Creating Contacts Manually ..................300
    Working with Contacts on Your iPhone ......................309
        Using the Contacts App309
        Accessing Contacts from Other Apps................314
    Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone .................316
        Updating Contact Information ..........316
        Deleting Contacts ..................318
Chapter 7: Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps 321
    Getting Started .............321
    Configuring Phone Settings ..............................322
    Making Voice Calls ...326
        Dialing with the Keypad .............................328
        Dialing with Contacts .......329
        Dialing with Favorites ......330
        Dialing with Recents ..........331
        Dialing from the FAVORITES Widget ....................332
    Managing In-Process Voice Calls .................333
        Entering Numbers During a Call .....335
        Making Conference Calls............................336
        Using Another App During a Voice Call .........340
    Receiving Voice Calls .....................341
        Answering Calls ........................341
        Answering Calls During a Call .............345
    Managing Voice Calls ....................345
        Clearing Recent Calls ........345
        Adding Calling Information to Favorites .......347
        Using the iPhone’s Headset for Calls ...................349
    Using Visual Voicemail .................350
        Recording a New Greeting ......................350
        Listening to, Reading, and Managing Voicemails ...........353
        Finding and Listening to Voicemails ...................354
        Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails ...............356
    Communicating with FaceTime ....................358
        Configuring FaceTime Settings .........359
        Making FaceTime Calls ...361
        Receiving FaceTime Calls ...........................365
        Managing FaceTime Calls ..........................366
        Adding Animojis and Filters to FaceTime Calls ...................369
        Adding an Animoji to a FaceTime Call ..............370
        Applying a Filter to a FaceTime Call .....................373
        Working with Group FaceTime (Future iOS 12 Release) ..........................376
Chapter 8: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email 379
    Getting Started .............379
    Configuring Email Accounts ..............................380
    Setting Mail App Preferences...........................380
    Working with Email 386
        Receiving and Reading Email ..............390
        Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone Plus ............399
        Using 3D Touch for Email ..........................401
        Sending Email ....404
        Using Mail’s Suggested Recipients ........................408
        Replying to Email ...................409
        Forwarding Emails ................411
    Managing Email ...........413
        Checking for New Email ..............................413
        Understanding the Status of Email .......................414
        Managing Email from the Message Screen ..............................415
        Managing Email from an Inbox ........416
        Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time ........................418
        Organizing Email from the Message Screen ...........................421
        Organizing Email from the Inbox...422
        Viewing Messages in a Mailbox .......424
        Saving Images Attached to Email .426
        Filtering Email ....428
        Searching Your Email ........430
        Working with VIPs..................433
        Designating VIPs ......................433
        Accessing VIP Email .............434
        Managing Junk Email .......435
        Marking Junk Email .............436
Chapter 9: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages 439
    Getting Started .............439
    Preparing the Messages App for Messaging .......440
        Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences ..........................441
        Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You ............448
    Sending Messages ...450
        Creating a New Message and Conversation ...........................451
        Sending Messages in an Existing Conversation ................456
        Applying Effects to Messages You Send ........458
        Including Photos or Video You’ve Recently Taken in Messages You Send ............................460
        Including Photos or Video Stored in the Photos App in Messages You Send ..................462
        Taking Photos or Video and Sending Them in Messages ......................464
        Using Digital Touches in Messages You Send .......................468
        Using Other Apps within Messages .....................471
        Managing Apps Within Messages .473
        Adding Content from Apps to Messages You Send .....476
        Adding Stickers to Messages ...............476
        Adding Animojis to Messages ............478
        Including Instant Audio in Messages You Send .................481
        Adding Your Location to Messages You Send ......................482
        Using Quick Actions to Send Messages .........484
    Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages .............................485
        Receiving Messages ...........485
        Reading Messages ................486
        Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages .....489
        Viewing Animojis You Receive in Messages ............................492
        Listening to Audio You Receive in Messages .........................494
        Replying to Messages from the Messages App .................495
        Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert ..............................496
        Having a Messages Conversation ..497
    Working with Messages ............498
        Managing Messages Conversations ....................499
        Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone Plus ..504
        Using 3D Touch for Messages .............505
        Browsing Attachments to Conversations .....506
        Working with Messages from People You Might Not Know ..............508
        Responding to a Message with Icons ................511
        Deleting Messages and Conversations ...........512
        Deleting Conversations .515
Chapter 10: Managing Calendars 519
    Getting Started .............519
    Setting Calendar, Date, and Time Preferences ..520
    Working with Calendars ...........523
        Viewing Calendars and Events ...........523
        Navigating Calendars .......527
        Viewing Calendars ................527
        Using 3D Touch for Events (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later) .....................532
        Adding Events to a Calendar ................534
        Using Quick Actions with the Calendar App (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later) .......................544
        Searching Calendars ..........544
        Working with Invitations ............................546
        Sharing Calendars .................551
        Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations .......................553
Chapter 11: Working with Siri 557
    Getting Started .............557
    Setting Up Siri .................558
    Understanding Siri’s Personality ..................561
        Telling Siri What to Do ....561
        Working with Siri Suggestions ...........567
    Learning How to Use Siri by Example ..567
        Using Siri to Make Voice Calls ..............568
        Composing New Email with Siri ......569
        Replying to Emails with Siri ....................572
        Having Messages Read to You ...........574
        Replying to Messages with Siri .........575
        Sending New Messages with Siri ...577
        Using Siri to Create Events .......................579
        Using Siri to Create Reminders ..........580
        Using Siri to Get Information ...............583
        Using Siri to Play Music .585
        Using Siri to Get Directions ....................586
        Using Siri to Open Apps ..............................588
        Using Siri to Translate .......589
    Using Siri with Shortcuts .........589
        Activating Siri Shortcuts..............................590
        Reviewing and Changing Your Shortcuts ....594
        Using Shortcuts ........................595
    Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing ..........................596
Chapter 12: Surfing the Web 599
    Getting Started .............599
    Setting Safari Preferences ......601
    Visiting Websites .........606
        Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites ..........607
        Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites ..609
        Typing URLs to Move to Websites.611
        Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites .......613
    Viewing Websites .......614
    Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time ..................617
        Opening New Pages in the Background .......618
        Opening New Pages in a New Tab 619
        Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages ........................620
        Opening Web Pages That Are Open on Other Devices .............................622
    Searching the Web ..623
    Saving and Organizing Bookmarks .........625
        Creating Bookmarks ...........626
        Organizing Bookmarks...628
        Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks ....................632
    Using 3D Touch with Safari ..632
    Sharing Web Pages..635
        Emailing a Link to a Web Page ...........635
        Messaging a Web Page ..636
    Signing In to Websites Automatically ..638
Chapter 13: Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone 641
    Getting Started .............642
    Setting Camera Preferences 643
    Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video with Your iPhone 646
        Taking Photos with Standard Zoom ....................652
        Taking Photos with Telephoto Zoom .................655
        Taking Portrait Photos.....657
        Taking Panoramic Photos ..........................659
        Taking Video .........661
        Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen ................662
        Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center .......663
        Taking Photos with Quick Actions (Models with 3D Touch) ..............664
        Scanning QR Codes .............664
Chapter 14: Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App 669
    Getting Started .............669
    Configuring Photos Settings .............................670
    Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone.........................673
        Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing 674
        Finding Photos to Work With by Searching .............................681
        Viewing Photos Individually ..................684
        Using 3D Touch with Photos ................687
        Working with Memories ..............................689
        Watching and Changing a Memory’s Slideshow ..............692
        Viewing a Memory’s Photos ..................694
        Viewing a Memory’s Photos by Place ................696
        Working with Burst Mode Photos .700
        Editing Photos ...701
        Enhancing Photos .................702
        Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos ..................704
        Applying Filters to Photos ........................706
        Removing Red-Eye from Photos .....708
        Making Smart Adjustments to Photos .............710
        Marking Up Photos..............713
        Working with Photos ........719
        Sharing Photos via Email............................720
        Organizing Photos in a New Album ....................722
        Adding Photos to an Existing Album .................724
        Deleting Photos........................726
    Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone .............................728
        Finding and Watching Videos .............728
        Editing Video .......730
    Using iCloud with Your Photos ......................731
        Sharing Your Photos ...........731
        Adding Photos to a Shared Album ........................733
        Working with Photo Albums Shared with You ....................735
Chapter 15: Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features ONLINE
Chapter 16: Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems ONLINE
Glossary ONLINE
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