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My iPad for Seniors, 7th Edition

My iPad for Seniors, 7th Edition

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  • Copyright 2020
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 7th
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-590778-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-590778-8

Covers All iPads Running iPadOS 13
Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want.
Learn how to

  • Discover all the new features of iPadOS 13
  • Wirelessly connect to and browse the Internet, at home or away
  • Personalize the way your iPad looks and works–including the new Dark Mode
  • Make your iPad easier to use if you have trouble seeing or tapping the screen
  • Use Siri’s voice commands to control your iPad and find useful information
  • Communicate with friends and family via email, text messaging, and FaceTime video chats
  • Shoot, share, and view photos and videos
  • Listen to streaming music and watch streaming movies and TV shows online
  • Connect and use the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard
  • Use iCloud to store and share your photos and other important data online
  • Troubleshoot common iPad problems

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Buying and Unboxing Your iPad     3
Choosing the Right iPad for You     4
    iPad mini     4
    iPad     6
    iPad Air     7
    iPad Pro     8
Which iPad Should You Buy?     9
Unboxing Your New iPad     10
    What’s Inside the Box     10
Powering Up Your iPad for the First Time     11
    Turn It On–for the First Time     12
Accessorizing Your iPad     13
Chapter 2  Getting Started with Your iPad     17
Getting to Know Your iPad     17
    Front     17
    Top     19
    Sides     20
    Bottom     20
    Back     21
Turning Your iPad On and Off     22
    Power On Your iPad     22
    Unlock Your iPad with Face ID     23
    Unlock Your iPad with Touch ID     24
    Unlock Your iPad with a Passcode     24
    Lock Your iPad     25
    Power Off Your iPad     25
    Force a Restart on a Regular iPad     26
    Force a Restart on an iPad Pro     27
Using Your iPad     27
    Learn Essential Multi-Touch Gestures     28
    Perform Common Operations     28
    Navigate the Home Screen     30
    View Notifications on the Cover Sheet     31
    Manage Open Apps     31
    Understand the Status Bar     33
Performing Basic Operations     34
    View and Respond to Alerts     34
    Display the Control Center     35
    Adjust the Brightness     36
    Activate Night Shift     37
    Change the Volume Level     38
    Rotate the iPad     39
    Activate Do Not Disturb Mode     40
    Enter Text with the Onscreen Keyboard     40
    Copy and Paste Text     42
    Set an Alarm     43
    Set a Timer     44
    Use the Stopwatch     45
Managing Your iPad’s Battery     45
    Recharge the Battery     46
    Monitor Battery Usage     47
Chapter 3  Personalizing the Way Your iPad Looks and Works     49
Personalizing the Lock and Home Screens     49
    Change the Wallpaper     50
    Change the Size of App Icons     52
    Arrange App Icons     52
    Add Icons to and Remove Icons from the Dock     53
    Organize Icons with Folders     54
    Display Today View     56
    Put Today View on the Home Screen     57
    Customize Today View     58
    Customize the Control Center     59
Configuring Device Settings     60
    Display the Settings Page     60
    Configure Notifications     61
    Choose Light or Dark Mode     63
    Configure the Display and Brightness     64
    Change System Sounds     66
    Configure Individual Apps     67
Managing System Settings     67
    Display and Manage General Settings     67
    Managing Your Screen Time     69
    View Your Screen Time     69
    Configure Downtime     71
    Set App Limits     73
    Block Specific Content     74
Chapter 4  Making Your iPad More Accessible     77
Making the iPad Easier to Use for People with Vision Impairments     77
    Read the Screen with VoiceOver     78
    Magnify the Screen with Zoom     81
    Invert Screen Colors     82
    Make Onscreen Text Larger and Bolder     83
Making the iPad Easier to Use for People with Hearing Impairments     83
    Use a Hearing Aid with Your iPad     84
    Turn On Closed Captioning When Watching Videos     85
Making the iPad Easier to Operate     85
    Adjust the Touchscreen Display     86
    Enable AssistiveTouch     87
Chapter 5  Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web     89
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network     89
    Connect to Your Home Wireless Network     90
    Connect to a Public Wireless Hotspot     91
    Change Networks     93
    Connect to a Network You’ve Previously Connected To     94
Using the Safari Web Browser     94
    Launch the Safari Browser     95
    Enter a Web Address     96
    Use Web Links     97
    View Multiple Pages in Tabs     97
    Bookmark Pages     98
    Revisit Past Pages     100
    Browse the Web in Private     101
    Configure Safari Settings     101
Making the Web More Readable     103
    Zoom in to a Page     103
    Read Articles with Safari Reader     104
Chapter 6  Keeping Your iPad Safe and Secure     107
Creating a Safer Lock Screen     108
    Set a Simple Passcode     108
    Use Fingerprint Recognition with Touch ID     110
    Use Face Recognition with Face ID     113
    Erase Data After Too Many Unlock Attempts     115
Reducing the Risk of Theft     115
    Keep Your iPad Safe     116
    Track a Lost or Stolen iPad     117
Staying Safe Online     119
    Protect Against Identity Theft     119
    Keep Your Private Information Private     121
    Protect Against Online Fraud     121
    Shop Safely     122
Chapter 7  Controlling Your iPad–and More–with Siri     125
Getting to Know Siri, Your iPad’s Virtual Personal Assistant     125
    Configure Siri     126
    Summon Siri     129
Using Siri to Control Your iPad and Apps     130
    Launch Apps     130
    Control System Functions     130
    Send and Receive Messages     130
    Manage Meetings, Events, and Reminders     131
    Take and View Pictures     132
    Listen to Music     132
Using Siri to Find Interesting and Useful Information     133
    Find Information     133
    Solve Equations and Make Conversions     134
    Find Businesses and Get Directions     135
Triggering Multiple Actions with Shortcuts     135
    Use an Existing a Shortcut     136
    Create a New Shortcut     137
    Run a Shortcut     138
Chapter 8  Installing and Using Apps     141
Working with Apps     141
    Launch an App from the Home Screen     142
    Launch an App from the Dock     142
    Search for an App     143
    Switch Between Apps     143
    Close an App     144
Finding New Apps in the App Store     144
    Browse and Search the App Store     145
    Purchase and Download Apps     147
Managing Installed Apps     148
    View and Manage Purchased Apps     148
    Update Your Apps     149
    Delete an App     150
Multitasking on Your iPad     150
    Display Multiple Windows with Split View     151
    Open a Floating Window with Slide Over     152
    View All Open Windows with App Exposé     157
    Drag and Drop Text and Pictures Between Apps     157
Chapter 9  Sending and Receiving Email     161
Configuring the Mail App     161
    Add an Email Account     162
    Get Notified of New Messages     164
    Create a Signature     165
Sending and Receiving Messages     166
    Select an Inbox     167
    Read a Message     168
    Reply to a Message     169
    Create and Send a New Message     170
    Attach a Photo to a Message     172
    Delete a Message     174
    Organize Messages in Files     174
    Deal with Junk Email (Spam)     177
Chapter 10  Managing Your Contacts     179
Using the Contacts App     179
    Add a New Contact     180
    Edit a Contact     181
    Delete a Contact     181
Viewing and Contacting Your Contacts     182
    Display a Contact     182
    Search for a Contact     182
    Contact a Contact     183
Chapter 11  Video Chatting and Texting     185
Text Messaging with the Messages App     185
    Send and Receive Text Messages     186
    Send an Audio Message     188
    Send a Photo     188
    Send a Video Message     190
Video Chatting and More with FaceTime     191
    Start a Video Chat     191
    Add a Person to a Group Video Chat     193
    Answer a Video Chat Request     194
    Make an Audio Call     194
Chapter 12  Getting Social with Facebook, Pinterest, and Other Social Networks     197
Using Facebook     197
    Navigate Facebook’s iPad App     198
    Read and Respond to Posts     200
    Post a Status Update     201
Using Pinterest     202
    View and Save Pins     202
    Pin from a Website     203
Using Twitter     205
    Read Tweets     205
    Create a New Tweet     206
Using LinkedIn     206
    Navigate the LinkedIn App     207
    Create a New Post     208
Chapter 13  Staying Organized with Calendar and Reminders     211
Using the Calendar App     211
    View Events     212
    Add a New Event     213
    Create a Recurring Event     215
    Create an Alert for an Event     218
    Invite Others to an Event     219
Using the Reminders App     219
    View and Manage Your Reminders     220
    Add a New Reminder     220
Chapter 14  Reading eBooks, Magazines, and Newspapers     223
Reading eBooks on Your iPad     223
    Find and Purchase Books with the Books App     224
    Read a Book with the Books App     226
Reading News Stories with the News App     229
    Personalize What News You Receive     230
    Read News Stories     231
Chapter 15  Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos and Videos     233
Shooting Digital Photos     233
    Launch the Camera App     234
    Take a Picture     235
    Take a Selfie     238
    Take a Panoramic Photo     239
Viewing and Editing Your Photos     242
    View Your Photos     243
    Organize Photos in Albums     246
    Crop and Straighten a Picture     248
    Apply Auto-Enhance     249
    Apply a Filter     249
    Adjust Brightness, Color, and More     250
Shooting and Editing Videos     250
    Shoot a Video     251
    Trim a Video     253
Sharing Photos and Videos     254
    Share via Text Message     255
    Share via Email     255
    Share via Facebook     256
Chapter 16  Listening to Music     259
Listening to Streaming Music     259
    Listen to Apple Music     260
    Listen to Pandora     262
    Listen to Spotify     265
Buying and Playing Music from the iTunes Store     267
    Purchase Music from the iTunes Store     267
    Play Your Tunes     270
Chapter 17  Watching TV Shows, Movies, and Other Videos     273
Watching Amazon Prime Video     273
    Use the Amazon Prime Video App     274
Watching Hulu     276
    Use the Hulu App     277
Watching Netflix     279
    Use the Netflix App     280
Watching Other Streaming Video Services     282
    Discover Streaming Video Services     282
    Watch Live TV Online     283
    Discover YouTube     284
Chapter 18  Controlling Your Smart Home     289
Understanding Apple HomeKit     290
    How HomeKit Works     290
Adding Devices and Rooms     291
    Add a New Accessory     291
    Add a New Room     292
    Create a Scene     294
Controlling Your Smart Devices     295
    Control a Device or Scene from Your iPad     295
    Controlling Devices and Scenes with Siri     296
Chapter 19  Traveling with Maps and Other Travel Apps     299
Traveling with the Maps App     299
    Display a Map     300
    Generate Driving Directions     301
Exploring Other Travel-Related Apps     302
    Discover Travel Apps     302
Chapter 20  Keeping Fit and Healthy     307
Exploring Health and Fitness Apps     307
    Discover Exercise and Yoga Apps     308
Exploring Food and Nutrition Apps     309
    Discover Dieting Apps     309
    Discover Cooking and Recipe Apps     310
Exploring Medical Apps     311
    Discover Medical-Related Apps     311
Chapter 21  Getting Productive     315
Using Your iPad’s Built-In Productivity Apps     315
    Pages     316
    Numbers     318
    Keynote     322
Discovering More Productivity Apps     325
    Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides     325
    Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word     325
Chapter 22  Using the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard     327
Using the Apple Pencil     327
    Charging and Pairing the First-Generation Apple Pencil     328
    Charging and Pairing the Second-Generation Apple Pencil     328
    Working with the Apple Pencil     329
    Navigating with the Apple Pencil     331
Using the Smart Keyboard     331
    Connecting and Pairing the Smart Keyboard     332
    Working with the Smart Keyboard     332
Chapter 23  Managing Files on Your iPad and in the Cloud     335
Managing Your iPad’s Storage     335
    Examine Available Storage     336
    Manage Available Storage Space     336
Working with the Files App     337
    View and Open Files     338
    Work with Files     339
    Create a New Folder     340
Using External Storage     341
    Make the Connection     341
    Work with Files     342
Working with iCloud     343
    Configure iCloud on Your iPad     344
    Backing Up Your iPad to iCloud     345
Using AirDrop and AirPlay to Share with Other Devices     347
    Share Files with AirDrop     347
    Stream Media with AirPlay     348
Chapter 24  Fixing Common Problems     351
Troubleshooting iPad Problems     351
    Your iPad Is Frozen     352
    Your iPad Won’t Turn On     352
    Your iPad Won’t Turn Off     353
    An Individual App Freezes or Doesn’t Work Right     354
    Your iPad Runs Slowly     354
    Your iPad’s Wi-Fi Connection Doesn’t Work     355
    Your iPad Charges Slowly or Not at All     355
    Your iPad Doesn’t Rotate     356
    Your iPad Keeps Asking for Your iCloud Password     357
    You Forgot Your iPad Passcode     357
Updating and Resetting Your iPad     359
    Update to the Latest Version of iPadOS     359
    Factory Reset Your Device to “Like New” Condition     359
    Restore from an iCloud Backup     360
    Restore from an iTunes Backup     361
Appendix A  New Features of iPadOS 13     363
Apps     363
    Calendar App     363
    Files App     364
    Find My App     364
    Mail App     364
    Maps App     365
    Messages App     365
    Notes App     365
    Photos App     366
    Reminders App     366
    Screen Time App     367
Display     367
Keyboard     367
Multitasking     368
Privacy and Security     368
Safari Web Browser     369
Sidecar     369
Text Editing     369
Other Features     370
    Accessibility     370
    Apple Arcade     370
    Apple Pencil     371
    Content Previews     371
    Control Center     371
    Dolby Surround Sound     371
    Fonts     371
    Game Controllers     371
    Performance     371
    Quick Actions     372
    Screenshots     372
    Volume Control     372
Appendix B  Playing Games     375
Finding Games to Play     375
    Download Games from the App Store     376
Discovering Popular Games     378
    Action Games     378
    Adventure Games     379
    AR Games     380
    Board Games     381
    Card Games     382
    Casino Games     382
    Casual Games     383
    Family Games     384
    Indie Games     385
    Kids Games     385
    Music Games     386
    Puzzle Games     387
    Racing Games     388
    Role-Playing Games     388
    Simulation Games     389
    Sports Games     390
    Strategy Games     390
    Trivia Games     391
    Word Games     392
Playing Games with Apple Arcade     392
    Finding Apple Arcade Games     393
    Downloading Apple Arcade Games     394
Glossary     397
Index     403


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