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My iPad for Seniors (Covers all iPads running iPadOS 15), 9th Edition

My iPad for Seniors (Covers all iPads running iPadOS 15), 9th Edition

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  • Copyright 2022
  • Edition: 9th
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-755629-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-755629-8

Covers all iPads running iPadOS 15

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 show you exactly what to do

Common-sense help whenever you run into problems

Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPad

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 15
  • Wirelessly connect to and browse the Internet, at home or away
  • Personalize the way your iPad looks and works--including adding widgets to the Home screen
  • 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 (6th generation)     4
    iPad     6
    iPad Air     7
    iPad Pro     8
    Which iPad Should You Buy?     9
Unboxing Your New iPad     10
    Whats 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, iPad Air, or iPad mini     29
Using Your iPad     29
    Learn Essential Multi-Touch Gestures     30
    Perform Common Operations     30
    Navigate the Home Screen     31
    View Notifications on the Cover Sheet     32
    Manage Open Apps     33
    Understand the Status Bar     34
Performing Basic Operations     36
    View and Respond to Notifications     36
    Display the Control Center     37
    Adjust the Brightness     38
    Activate Night Shift     38
    Change the Volume Level     39
    Rotate the iPad     40
    Create a New Focus     41
    Enable Focus Mode     44
    Enter Text with the Onscreen Keyboard     45
    Copy and Paste Text     47
Managing Your iPads Battery     47
    Recharge the Battery     48
    Monitor Battery Usage     49
Chapter 3  Personalizing the Way Your iPad Looks and Works     51
Personalizing Light/Dark Mode and Wallpaper     51
    Choose Light or Dark Mode     52
    Change the Wallpaper     53
Personalizing App Icons     54
    Change the Size of App Icons     55
    Arrange App Icons     55
    Remove an App Icon from the Home Screen     56
    Add Icons to and Remove Icons from the Dock     57
    Organize Icons with Folders     58
    Working with the App Library     60
Personalizing Widgets     61
    Add a Widget     61
    Customize a Widget     63
    Remove a Widget     64
    Add a Smart Stack Widget     64
    Display Today View     65
    Add a Widget to Today View     66
Configuring Device Settings     67
    Display the Settings Page     67
    Configure Notifications     68
    Display a Scheduled Summary of Your Notifications     70
    Configure the Display and Brightness     72
    Display Night Shift Mode After Dark     73
    Change System Sounds     74
    Configure Individual Apps     75
    Display and Manage General Settings     75
    Customize the Control Center     77
Managing Your Screen Time     78
    View Your Screen Time     78
    Configure Downtime     80
    Set App Limits     81
    Block Specific Content     83
Chapter 4  Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web     85
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network     85
    Connect to Your Home Wireless Network     86
    Connect to a Public Wireless Hotspot     87
    Change Networks     90
    Connect to a Network Youve Previously Connected To     90
Using the Safari Web Browser     91
    Launch the Safari Browser     92
    Enter a Web Address     92
    Use Web Links     94
    Search the Web     94
    View Multiple Pages in Tabs     95
    Work with Tab Groups     96
    Bookmark a Page     98
    Open a Bookmarked Page     99
    Revisit Past Pages     100
    Browse the Web in Private     102
    Configure Safari Settings     103
    Clear History, Cookies, and Browsing Data     104
Making the Web More Readable     105
    Zoom in to a Page     105
    Read Articles with Safari Reader     106
Chapter 5  Keeping Your iPad Safe and Secure     109
Creating a Safer Lock Screen     109
    Set a Simple Passcode     110
    Change Your Unlock Method     110
    Use Fingerprint Recognition with Touch ID     112
    Use Face Recognition with Face ID     114
    Erase Data After Too Many Unlock Attempts     117
Reducing the Risk of Theft     117
    Keep Your iPad Safe     118
    Track a Lost or Stolen iPad     119
Staying Safe Online     121
    Protect Against Phishing and Identity Theft     121
    Keep Your Private Information Private     123
    Protect Against Online Fraud     123
    Shop Safely     125
Chapter 6  Controlling Your iPad--and More--with Siri     129
Getting to Know Siri, Your iPads Virtual Personal Assistant     129
    Configure Siri     130
    Summon Siri     132
Using Siri to Control Your iPad and Apps     133
    Launch Apps     134
    Control System Functions     134
    Send and Receive Messages     134
    Manage Meetings, Events, and Reminders     135
    Take and View Pictures     136
    Listen to Music     136
Using Siri to Find Interesting and Useful Information     137
    Find Information     137
    Solve Equations and Make Conversions     138
    Find Businesses and Get Directions     139
Chapter 7  Installing and Using Apps     141
Working with Apps     141
    Launch an App from the Home Screen     142
    Launch an App from the Dock     142
    Launch an App from the App Library     143
    Search for an App     144
    Switch Between Apps     144
    Close an App     145
Finding New Apps in the App Store     146
    Browse and Search the App Store     146
    Purchase and Download Apps     149
Managing Installed Apps     150
    View and Manage Purchased Apps     150
    Delete an App     152
Multitasking on Your iPad     152
    Display Multiple Windows with Split View     153
    Open a Floating Window with Slide Over     154
    Drag and Drop Text and Pictures Between Apps     155
    View All Open Windows with App Expose     156
Chapter 8  Sending and Receiving Email     159
Sending and Receiving Messages     159
    Select an Inbox     160
    Read a Message     161
    Reply to a Message     163
    Create and Send a New Message     164
    Attach a Photo to a Message     165
    Delete a Message     168
    Organize Messages in Files     169
    Deal with Junk Email (Spam)     171
Configuring the Mail App     172
    Add an Email Account     172
    Get Notified of New Messages     174
    Create a Signature     175
Chapter 9  Managing Your Contacts     179
Using the Contacts App     179
    Add a New Contact     180
    Edit a Contact     181
    Delete a Contact     182
Viewing and Contacting Your Contacts     182
    Display a Contact     183
    Search for a Contact     184
    Contact a Contact     185
Chapter 10  Video Chatting and Texting     187
Text Messaging with the Messages App     187
    Send and Receive Text Messages     188
    Send an Audio Message     190
    Send a Photo     190
    Send a Video Message     192
Video Chatting and More with FaceTime     193
    Start a FaceTime Video Chat     194
    Blur Your Background     196
    FaceTime with a Non-Apple User     197
    Add a Person to a Group Video Chat     199
    Answer a FaceTime Request     200
Group Video Meetings with Zoom     200
    Join a Meeting from a Link     201
    Join a Meeting from Within the Zoom App     201
    Participate in a Zoom Meeting     202
    Start a New Zoom Meeting     205
    Schedule a Meeting in Advance     207
Chapter 11  Getting Social with Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Networks     211
Using Facebook     211
    Navigate Facebooks iPad App     212
    Read and Respond to Posts     215
    Post a Status Update     216
Using Twitter     217
    Read Tweets     217
    Create a New Tweet     218
Using LinkedIn     218
    Navigate the LinkedIn App     219
    Create a New Post     221
Using Pinterest     222
    View and Save Pins     223
    Pin from a Website     225
Chapter 12  Staying Organized with Calendars, Reminders, and Alarms     229
Using the Calendar App     229
    View Events     230
    Add a New Event     231
    Create a Recurring Event     232
    Create an Alert for an Event     233
    Invite Others to an Event     234
Using the Reminders App     234
    View and Manage Your Reminders     235
    Add a New Reminder     236
Using the Clock App     237
    Set an Alarm     237
    Set a Timer     239
    Use the Stopwatch     239
Chapter 13  Reading eBooks, Magazines, and Newspapers     243
Reading eBooks on Your iPad     243
    Find and Purchase Books with Apples Books App     244
    Read a Book with the Books App     246
Reading News Stories with Apples News App     249
    Personalize What News You Receive     250
    Read News Stories     252
Chapter 14  Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos and Videos     255
Shooting Digital Photos     255
    Launch the Camera App     256
    Take a Picture     257
    Take a Selfie     261
    Take a Panoramic Photo     263
    Capture a QR Code     265
Viewing and Editing Your Photos     267
    View Your Photos     268
    Organize Photos in Albums     274
    Crop and Straighten a Picture     276
    Apply Auto-Enhance     278
    Apply a Filter     278
    Adjust Brightness, Color, and More     279
Shooting and Editing Videos     279
    Shoot a Video     280
    Trim a Video     282
Sharing Photos and Videos     283
    Share via Text Message     284
    Share via Email     285
    Share via Facebook     285
Chapter 15  Listening to Music and Podcasts     289
Listening to Streaming Music     289
    Listen to Apple Music     290
    Listen to Pandora     292
    Listen to Spotify     295
Buying and Playing Music from the iTunes Store     298
    Purchase Music from the iTunes Store     298
    Play Your Tunes     300
Finding and Listening to Podcasts     301
    Find Podcasts in the Podcasts App     302
    Listen to a Podcast     302
Chapter 16  Watching TV Shows, Movies, and Other Videos     307
Watching Paid Streaming Video Services     307
    Watch Amazon Prime Video     308
    Watch Apple TV+     310
    Watch Discovery+     312
    Watch Disney+     313
    Watch HBO Max     315
    Watch Hulu     318
    Watch Netflix     320
    Watch Paramount+     321
    Peacock     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     332
Chapter 17  Traveling with Maps and Other Travel Apps     335
Traveling with the Maps App     335
    Display a Map     336
    Generate Driving Directions     337
Exploring Other Travel-Related Apps     338
    Discover Travel Apps     339
Chapter 18  Keeping Fit and Healthy     343
Exploring Health and Fitness Apps     343
    Discover Exercise and Yoga Apps     344
Exploring Food and Nutrition Apps     345
    Discover Nutrition Apps     345
    Discover Cooking and Recipe Apps     346
Exploring Medical Apps     347
    Discover Medical-Related Apps     348
Chapter 19  Playing Games     351
Finding Games to Play     351
    Download Games from the App Store     352
Discovering Popular Games     354
    Action Games     354
    Adventure Games     355
    AR Games     356
    Board Games     357
    Card Games     357
    Casino Games     358
    Casual Games     358
    Family Games     359
    Indie Games     360
    Kids Games     360
    Music Games     361
    Puzzle Games     362
    Racing Games     362
    Role-Playing Games     363
    Simulation Games     363
    Sports Games     364
    Strategy Games     364
    Trivia Games     365
    Word Games     366
Playing Games with Apple Arcade     366
    Finding Apple Arcade Games     367
    Downloading Apple Arcade Games     368
Chapter 20  Managing Files on Your iPad and in the Cloud     371
Managing Your iPads Storage     371
    Examine Available Storage     372
    Manage Available Storage Space     372
Working with the Files App     373
    View and Open Files     374
    Work with Files     376
    Create a New Folder     377
Using External Storage     378
    Make the Connection     378
    Work with Files     379
Working with iCloud     379
    Configure iCloud on Your iPad     381
    Back Up Your iPad to iCloud     382
Using AirDrop and AirPlay to Share with Other Devices     384
    Share Files with AirDrop     384
    Stream Media with AirPlay     385
Chapter 21  Getting Productive     389
Using Your iPads Built-In Productivity Apps     389
    Write with Pages     390
    Work with Numbers     392
    Present with Keynote     396
Discovering More Productivity Apps     398
    Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides     398
    Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word     399
Chapter 22  Using Pencils, Keyboards, and Trackpads     401
Connecting Bluetooth Devices     401
    Connect a New Bluetooth Device     402
Using Pencils and Styli     403
    Work with the Apple Pencil     403
    Annotate a Document     406
    Fill In Forms     406
    Draw Onscreen     407
Using External Keyboards     408
    Connecting and Pairing the Smart Keyboard Portfolio and Magic Keyboard     409
    Working with an External Keyboard     410
Using Trackpads and Mice     411
    Configure Your Trackpad or Mouse     413
    Use a Trackpad or Mouse     414
Chapter 23  Making Your iPad More Accessible     417
Making the iPad Easier to See     417
    Invert Screen Colors     418
    Configure the Screen for Colorblind Users     419
    Make Onscreen Text Larger and Bolder     420
    Read the Screen with VoiceOver     421
Making the iPad Easier to Hear     424
    Turn On Closed Captioning When Watching Videos     424
    Use a Hearing Aid with Your iPad     425
Making the iPad Easier to Operate     426
    Adjust the Touchscreen Display     426
    Enable AssistiveTouch     427
Chapter 24  Answering Frequently Asked Questions     429
Questions About Choosing an iPad     429
    Whats the Best iPad for Younger Children?     429
    Whats the Best iPad for Artists and Designers?     430
    Do I Need an iPad Pro to Do Word Processing or Spreadsheet Work?     430
    Whats the Difference Between a Normal iPad and the iPad Air?     430
Questions About Connecting Your iPad     430
    Can I Connect My iPad to an Ethernet Network?     431
    Can I Connect My iPad to a Dock on My Desk?431
    Can I View My iPad on a Larger Monitor?     431
    How Do I Connect My iPad to a SMART Board?     432
Questions About Using Your iPad     432
    How Do I Switch to Google Chrome for My Web Browser?     432
    How Do I Get Those Big Tiles to Show Up on the Side of My iPads Screen?     433
    How Do I Make a Copy of Whats on My Screen?     433
    How Can I Search My iPad?     434
    How Can I Make a Quick Note?     435
    How Do I Watch Movies and Videos or View Photos from My iPad on My TV?     436
    How Can I Send Pictures to My Friends and Relatives?     436
    How Do I Print from My iPad?     436
    How Can I Monitor My Grandkids Screen Time on the iPad?     437
    Can I Use My iPad to Control My Smart Lights and Other Smart Devices?     437
Questions About Other Issues     438
    I Lost/Broke My iPad--How Do I Get All My Old Stuff onto a New iPad?     438
    Where Can I Get My iPad Repaired?     438
Chapter 25  Fixing Common Problems     441
Troubleshooting iPad Problems     441
    Your iPad Is Frozen     442
    Your iPad Wont Turn On     443
    Your iPad Wont Turn Off     444
    An Individual App Freezes or Doesnt Work Right     444
    Your iPad Runs Slowly     445
    Your iPads Wi-Fi Connection Doesnt Work     445
    Your iPad Charges Slowly or Not at All     446
    Your iPad Doesnt Rotate     447
    Your iPad Keeps Asking for Your iCloud Password     447
    You Forgot Your iPad Passcode     448
Updating and Resetting Your iPad     449
    Update to the Latest Version of iPadOS     449
    Factory Reset Your Device to Like New Condition     450
    Restore from an iCloud Backup     451
Appendix A  New Features of iPadOS 15     453
Desktop and Operations     453
    Accessibility     453
    Focus     454
    Home Screen     454
    Multitasking     454
    Notifications     455
    Universal Control     455
    Widgets     455
Apps     456
    App Library     456
    FaceTime     456
    Find My     456
    Maps     457
    Messages: Shared With You     457
    Notes     457
    Photos     457
    Quick Note     457
    Safari     458
Glossary     459
Index     467

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Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information


Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents


California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure


Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.

Links


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact


Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020