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My iPad for Seniors (covers all iPads running iPadOS 14), 8th Edition

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  • Copyright 2021
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 496
  • Edition: 8th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-682429-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-682429-9

Covers All iPads Running iPadOS 14

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 14
  • Wirelessly connect to and browse the Internet, at home or away
  • Personalize the way your iPad looks and works--including Dark Mode
  • Make your iPad easier to use if you have trouble seeing or tapping the screen
  • Use Siri voice commands to control your iPad and find useful information
  • Communicate with friends and family via email, text messaging, and FaceTime and Zoom 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, external keyboards, trackpads, and mice
  • 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 7

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 19

Getting to Know Your iPad 19

Front 19

Top 21

Sides 22

Bottom 22

Back 23

Turning Your iPad On and Off 24

Power On Your iPad 24

Unlock Your iPad with Face ID 25

Unlock Your iPad with Touch ID 26

Unlock Your iPad with a Passcode 26

Lock Your iPad 27

Power Off Your iPad 27

Force a Restart on a Regular iPad 28

Force a Restart on an iPad Pro 28

Using Your iPad 29

Learn Essential Multi-Touch Gestures 30

Perform Common Operations 30

Navigate the Home Screen 32

View Notifications on the Cover Sheet 33

Manage Open Apps 34

Understand the Status Bar 35

Performing Basic Operations 36

View and Respond to Alerts 37

Display the Control Center 38

Adjust the Brightness 39

Activate Night Shift 39

Change the Volume Level 40

Rotate the iPad 41

Activate Do Not Disturb Mode 42

Enter Text with the Onscreen Keyboard 42

Copy and Paste Text 44

Set an Alarm 45

Set a Timer 46

Use the Stopwatch 47

Managing Your iPad's Battery 47

Recharge the Battery 48

Monitor Battery Usage 49

Chapter 3: Personalizing the Way Your iPad Looks and Works 51

Personalizing the Lock and Home Screens 51

Change the Wallpaper 52

Change the Size of App Icons 54

Arrange App Icons 54

Add Icons to and Remove Icons from the Dock 55

Organize Icons with Folders 56

Display Today View 58

Put Today View on the Home Screen 59

Customize Widgets in Today View 60

Customize the Control Center 63

Configuring Device Settings 63

Display the Settings Page 64

Configure Notifications 64

Choose Light or Dark Mode 66

Configure the Display and Brightness 67

Change System Sounds 69

Configure Individual Apps 70

Managing System Settings 70

Display and Manage General Settings 70

Managing Your Screen Time 72

View Your Screen Time 73

Configure Downtime 74

Set App Limits 76

Block Specific Content 77

Chapter 4: Making Your iPad More Accessible 79

Making the iPad Easier to See 79

Read the Screen with VoiceOver 80

Magnify the Screen with Zoom 83

Invert Screen Colors 84

Configure the Screen for Colorblind Users 85

Make Onscreen Text Larger and Bolder 85

Making the iPad Easier to Hear 86

Use a Hearing Aid with Your iPad 86

Turn On Closed Captioning When Watching Videos 87

Making the iPad Easier to Operate 88

Adjust the Touchscreen Display 88

Enable AssistiveTouch 89

Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web 93

Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network 93

Connect to Your Home Wireless Network 94

Connect to a Public Wireless Hotspot 95

Change Networks 98

Connect to a Network You've Previously Connected To 98

Using the Safari Web Browser 99

Launch the Safari Browser 100

Enter a Web Address 100

Use Web Links 102

View Multiple Pages in Tabs 102

Bookmark Pages 103

Revisit Past Pages 105

Browse the Web in Private 105

Configure Safari Settings 106

Clear History, Cookies, and Browsing Data 107

Making the Web More Readable 108

Zoom in to a Page 109

Read Articles with Safari Reader 110

Chapter 6: Keeping Your iPad Safe and Secure 113

Creating a Safer Lock Screen 114

Set a Simple Passcode 114

Changing Your Unlock Method 114

Use Fingerprint Recognition with Touch ID 116

Use Face Recognition with Face ID 118

Erase Data After Too Many Unlock Attempts 120

Reducing the Risk of Theft 121

Keep Your iPad Safe 122

Track a Lost or Stolen iPad 123

Staying Safe Online 125

Protect Against Identity Theft 125

Keep Your Private Information Private 127

Protect Against Online Fraud 127

Shop Safely 129

Chapter 7: Controlling Your iPad--and More--with Siri 133

Getting to Know Siri, Your iPad's Virtual Personal Assistant 133

Configure Siri 134

Summon Siri 137

Using Siri to Control Your iPad and Apps 138

Launch Apps 138

Control System Functions 138

Send and Receive Messages 138

Manage Meetings, Events, and Reminders 139

Take and View Pictures 140

Listen to Music 140

Using Siri to Find Interesting and Useful Information 141

Find Information 141

Solve Equations and Make Conversions 142

Find Businesses and Get Directions 143

Triggering Multiple Actions with Shortcuts 143

Use an Existing a Shortcut 144

Create a New Shortcut 145

Run a Shortcut 147

Chapter 8: Installing and Using Apps 149

Working with Apps 149

Launch an App from the Home Screen 150

Launch an App from the Dock 150

Search for an App 151

Switch Between Apps 153

Close an App 154

Finding New Apps in the App Store 154

Browse and Search the App Store 155

Purchase and Download Apps 157

Managing Installed Apps 158

View and Manage Purchased Apps 159

Delete an App 160

Multitasking on Your iPad 161

Display Multiple Windows with Split View 161

Open a Floating Window with Slide Over 163

View All Open Windows with App Exposé 167

Drag and Drop Text and Pictures Between Apps 167

Chapter 9: Sending and Receiving Email 171

Sending and Receiving Messages 171

Select an Inbox 172

Read a Message 173

Reply to a Message 175

Create and Send a New Message 175

Attach a Photo to a Message 177

Delete a Message 178

Organize Messages in Files 179

Deal with Junk Email (Spam) 182

Configuring the Mail App 183

Add an Email Account 183

Get Notified of New Messages 185

Create a Signature 186

Chapter 10: Managing Your Contacts 189

Using the Contacts App 189

Add a New Contact 190

Edit a Contact 191

Delete a Contact 192

Viewing and Contacting Your Contacts 193

Display a Contact 193

Search for a Contact 193

Contact a Contact 194

Chapter 11: Video Chatting and Texting 197

Text Messaging with the Messages App 197

Send and Receive Text Messages 198

Send an Audio Message 200

Send a Photo 200

Send a Video Message 202

Video Chatting and More with FaceTime 203

Start a Video Chat 204

Add a Person to a Group Video Chat 205

Answer a FaceTime Request 207

Make an Audio Call 207

Group Video Meetings with Zoom 208

Join a Meeting from a Link 209

Join a Meeting from Within the Zoom App 209

Participate in a Zoom Meeting 210

Start a New Zoom Meeting 213

Schedule a Meeting in Advance 215

Chapter 12: Getting Social with Facebook, Pinterest, and Other Social Networks 221

Using Facebook 221

Navigate Facebook's iPad App 222

Read and Respond to Posts 224

Post a Status Update 226

Using Pinterest 227

View and Save Pins 227

Pin from a Website 228

Using Twitter 230

Read Tweets 230

Create a New Tweet 231

Using LinkedIn 232

Navigate the LinkedIn App 233

Create a New Post 235

Chapter 13: Staying Organized with Calendar and Reminders 239

Using the Calendar App 239

View Events 240

Add a New Event 241

Create a Recurring Event 243

Create an Alert for an Event 246

Invite Others to an Event 247

Using the Reminders App 248

View and Manage Your Reminders 248

Add a New Reminder 249

Chapter 14: Reading eBooks, Magazines, and Newspapers 253

Reading eBooks on Your iPad 253

Find and Purchase Books with the Books App 254

Read a Book with the Books App 256

Reading News Stories with the News App 260

Personalize What News You Receive 260

Read News Stories 261

Chapter 15: Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos and Videos 265

Shooting Digital Photos 265

Launch the Camera App 266

Take a Picture 267

Take a Selfie 271

Take a Panoramic Photo 273

Viewing and Editing Your Photos 276

View Your Photos 277

Organize Photos in Albums 283

Crop and Straighten a Picture 285

Apply Auto-Enhance 287

Apply a Filter 287

Adjust Brightness, Color, and More 288

Shooting and Editing Videos 288

Shoot a Video 289

Trim a Video 291

Sharing Photos and Videos 292

Share via Text Message 293

Share via Email 294

Share via Facebook 295

Chapter 16: Listening to Music 299

Listening to Streaming Music 299

Listen to Apple Music 300

Listen to Pandora 303

Listen to Spotify 306

Buying and Playing Music from the iTunes Store 308

Purchase Music from the iTunes Store 308

Play Your Tunes 311

Chapter 17: Watching TV Shows, Movies, and Other Videos 313

Watching Paid Streaming Video Services 313

Watch Amazon Prime Video 314

Watch Apple TV+ 316

Watch CBS All Access 317

Watch Disney+ 319

Watch HBO Max 320

Watch Hulu 322

Watch Netflix 323

Watching Other Streaming Video Services 325

Discover Other Streaming Video Services 325

Watch Live TV Online 326

Using the Apple TV App 327

Find Something to Watch 327

Subscribe to a Channel 329

Manage Your Subscriptions 329

Watching YouTube 331

Find a Video 331

Watch a Video 333

Chapter 18: Controlling Your Smart Home 335

Understanding Apple HomeKit 336

How HomeKit Works 336

Adding Devices and Rooms 337

Add a New Accessory 337

Create a Scene 339

Controlling Your Smart Devices 341

Control a Device or Scene from Your iPad 341

Control Devices and Scenes with Siri 342

Chapter 19: Traveling with Maps and Other Travel Apps 345

Traveling with the Maps App 345

Display a Map 346

Generate Driving Directions 347

Exploring Other Travel-Related Apps 348

Discover Travel Apps 348

Chapter 20: Keeping Fit and Healthy 353

Exploring Health and Fitness Apps 353

Discover Exercise and Yoga Apps 354

Exploring Food and Nutrition Apps 355

Discover Dieting Apps 355

Discover Cooking and Recipe Apps 356

Exploring Medical Apps 357

Discover Medical-Related Apps 357

Chapter 21: Getting Productive 361

Using Your iPad's Built-In Productivity Apps 361

Write with Pages 362

Work with Numbers 365

Present with Keynote 368

Discovering More Productivity Apps 371

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides 371

Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 372

Chapter 22: Using Pencils, Keyboards, and Trackpads 375

Connecting Bluetooth Devices 375

Connect a New Bluetooth Device 376

Using Pencils and Styli 377

Work with the Apple Pencil 377

Annotate a Document 380

Fill In Forms 380

Draw Onscreen 381

Using External Keyboards 382

Connecting and Pairing the Smart Keyboard and Magic Keyboard 383

Working with an External Keyboard 384

Using Trackpads and Mice 384

Configure Your Trackpad or Mouse 386

Use a Trackpad or Mouse 386

Chapter 23: Playing Games 389

Finding Games to Play 389

Download Games from the App Store 390

Discovering Popular Games 392

Action Games 392

Adventure Games 393

AR Games 394

Board Games 395

Card Games 395

Casino Games 396

Casual Games 397

Family Games 397

Indie Games 398

Kids Games 399

Music Games 400

Puzzle Games 400

Racing Games 401

Role-Playing Games402

Simulation Games 402

Sports Games 403

Strategy Games 404

Trivia Games 405

Word Games 406

Playing Games with Apple Arcade 407

Finding Apple Arcade Games 407

Downloading Apple Arcade Games 408

Chapter 24: Managing Files on Your iPad and in the Cloud 411

Managing Your iPad's Storage 411

Examine Available Storage 412

Manage Available Storage Space 412

Working with the Files App 413

View and Open Files 414

Work with Files 415

Create a New Folder 416

Using External Storage 416

Make the Connection 416

Work with Files 417

Working with iCloud 418

Configure iCloud on Your iPad 420

Back Up Your iPad to iCloud 421

Using AirDrop and AirPlay to Share with Other Devices 423

Share Files with AirDrop 423

Stream Media with AirPlay 424

Chapter 25: Fixing Common Problems 427

Troubleshooting iPad Problems 427

Your iPad Is Frozen 428

Your iPad Won't Turn On 429

Your iPad Won't Turn Off 429

An Individual App Freezes or Doesn't Work Right 430

Your iPad Runs Slowly 430

Your iPad's Wi-Fi Connection Doesn't Work 431

Your iPad Charges Slowly or Not at All 432

Your iPad Doesn't Rotate 432

Your iPad Keeps Asking for Your iCloud Password 433

You Forgot Your iPad Passcode 434

Updating and Resetting Your iPad 435

Update to the Latest Version of iPadOS 435

Factory Reset Your Device to Like New Condition 436

Restore from an iCloud Backup 437

Restore from an iTunes Backup 438

Glossary 440



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