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My iPad for Seniors (Covers iOS 9 for iPad Pro, all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2), 3rd Edition


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My iPad for Seniors provides expert advice and easy to follow, full-color tasks with ample visuals!
• Based off the best-selling iPad book
• Full color, task-based tutorial
• Includes all of the most commonly used functions
• Provides tips and tricks for using the iPad with specific attention to apps that seniors find useful


  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 544
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5533-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5533-9

Based on the best-selling My iPad book, My iPad for Seniors helps you quickly get started with iOS 9 on your iPad, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Covers iOS 9 for all models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2

March 21, 2016 Update: An iPad Pro 9.7" was announced today by Apple. The content of this book is applicable to this new iPad.

Step-by-step instructionsfor 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 do even more

Written for seniors, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. Learn how to:

• Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and your mobile carrier
• Use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
• Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
• Use Siri to control your iPad or get information by speaking commands
• Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, messages, documents, and more
• Surf the Web, and send and receive email and messages
• Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
• Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures
• Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
• Take photos, and then edit them using the Photos apps
• Use AirDrop and iCloud Drive to share files and information with your other devices
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations
• Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

Sample Content

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Sample Pages

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3
Generations of iPads     3
    Identifying Your iPad     4
    iOS 9     5
The iPad Buttons and Switches     6
    The Home Button     6
    The Wake/Sleep Button    7
    The Volume Control     8
    The Side Switch     9
    Orientation and Movement     9
Screen Gestures     10
    Tapping and Touching     10
    Pinching     10
    Dragging and Flicking     11
    Pull Down and Release to Update     11
    Four-Finger Gestures     12
Learning Your Way Around    13
    The Lock Screen     13
    The Home Screen    13
    An App Screen     14
    Home Screen Searching     15
Virtual Buttons and Switches     16
    Switches    17
    Toolbars     17
    Menus     18
    Tab Bars     18
Entering Text     18
    Using the On-Screen Keyboard     19
    Keyboard Modes     19
    Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard     21
    Using the Keyboard Shortcut Bar (New)     22
    Using Predictive Text     24
    Dictating Text     25
    Editing Text     27
    Copy and Paste     28
Talking to Your iPad with Siri     29
    Asking Siri Questions     30
Using Notifications and Control Center     32
    Open Notifications Center     33
    Open Control Center     36
Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     39
Changing Your Wallpaper    40
Setting Alert Sounds     43
Password Protecting Your iPad     45
    Make Access Easier with Touch ID     49
Setting Side Switch Functionality     50
Setting Your Date and Time     51
Modifying Keyboard Settings     52
Do Not Disturb Settings     54
Setting Parental Restrictions     56
Making Text Easier to Read     58
Controlling Automatic Downloads     59
Other Useful Settings     60
Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     63
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     63
Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection     65
Syncing with iCloud     67
    Connecting to iCloud     68
Syncing with iTunes     72
    Syncing Options     73
    Syncing Music     74
    Syncing Photos    76
    Syncing Everything Else     78
Sharing with AirDrop     80
    Using AirDrop     80
Viewing Your Mac’s Files with iCloud Drive (New)     83
    Accessing Your Files     83
Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     89
Playing a Song     89
Building a Playlist     92
    Creating Playlists     93
Making iTunes Purchases     94
    Buying on Your iPad     95
Sharing Purchases with Your Family     97
    Setting Up Family Sharing     97
Having It All with Apple Music (New)     100
    Signing Up for Apple Music     101
    Using Apple Music     102
Listening to Podcasts     104
    Subscribing to Podcasts     104
Playing Video     106
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     109
    Accessing AirPlay    109
Home Sharing     110
Listening to iTunes Radio     111
    Selecting a Station     112
Chapter 5  Reading Books     117
Buying a Book from Apple     117
Reading a Book     120
Using Reading Aids     121
Adding Notes and Highlights     123
Adding Bookmarks     125
Organizing Your Books     125
Using iBooks Alternatives    129
Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     133
Using the Contacts App     133
    Adding a Contact     134
Searching for a Contact     136
Working with Contacts     137
Using the Calendar App     138
    Creating a Calendar Event    139
Using Calendar Views     141
    Exploring Day View     141
    Exploring Week View    143
    Exploring Month View     144
Creating a Calendar     145
Using the Notes App     147
    Creating a Note     148
    Creating Checklists in Notes (New)     150
    Adding Photos and Sketches to Notes (New)     151
Using the Reminders App     152
    Setting a Reminder     153
Using the Clocks App     155
    Setting Clock Alarms     155
Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     159
Getting Started with Safari     159
    Browsing to a URL and Searching     160
    Viewing Web Pages     163
    Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs     165
    Viewing Articles with Safari Reader     167
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List     168
    Using Bookmarks and Favorites     168
    Using History     170
    Deleting Your Bookmarks     172
    Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     173
    Building a Reading List     174
Working with Web Forms     176
    Filling in Web Forms    177
    Saving Time with AutoFill     178
    Setting Up AutoFill     179
    Using AutoFill     181
Chapter 8  Communicating with Email and Messaging     185
Configuring Your iPad for Email     186
    Set Up Your Email Account     186
Reading Your Email     189
Composing a New Message     192
Deleting and Moving Messages     194
Searching Email     196
Customizing Your Email     197
    Configuring How You Receive Email     197
    Creating a Signature     199
    More Email Settings     200
Working with Messaging     202
    Setting up Messaging    202
    Conversing with Messages     204
Chapter 9  Taking and Editing Photos     209
Working with Photos     209
    Taking Photos     210
    Editing and Adjusting Photos     212
    Taking Panoramic Photos    216
    Using Photo Booth     218
Photo Sources     220
    Browsing Your Photos     221
    Viewing Your Photos     225
    Sharing Your Photos    226
Working with Albums     230
    Viewing Albums     230
    Creating Albums     232
Creating a Slideshow     233
Capturing the Screen     235
Chapter 10  The World of Apps     239
Purchasing an App     239
Organizing Apps on Your iPad     244
    Arranging Apps on the Home Screen     244
    Creating App Folders     245
Working with Apps     247
    Viewing Currently Running Apps     248
        Quitting Apps     249
    Viewing a Second App with Slide Over (New)    250
    Interacting with Two Apps at Once with Split View (New)   252
    Viewing Video with Picture-In-Picture (New)    254
Finding Good Apps     255
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps     256
Getting Help with Apps     257
Monitoring and Managing Your Apps     259
    Viewing App Storage Information     260
    Viewing Battery Usage     262
    Viewing Location Usage     263
    Viewing Information Sharing Permissions     265
    Modifying Notifications Settings    266
Chapter 11  Exploring the World with Your iPad     271
Using the AARP App     272
Finding Interesting Accommodations with the Airbnb App     275
Using Foursquare to Enhance Your Travel Choices     282
Exchanging Homes Is a Great Way to See the World     285
    Using Intervac Home Exchange     286
Arranging Travel Using the Kayak App     289
Finding Your Way Using the iPad Maps App     292
SeatGuru by TripAdvisor     295
Communicating in a Foreign Country Is Easy When You Use Talking Translator     298
Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor     302
Getting a Ride Using the Uber App     306
Chapter 12  Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad     315
Finding Recipes     316
Helpful Tools for Cooking     321
Using the Internet to Search for Recipes     326
Using Open Table for iPad to Make Dining Reservations     328
Choosing a Restaurant Using Yelp    332
Chapter 13  Communicating with Your Loved Ones Using Your iPad     339
Using Email to Stay in Touch    339
Sharing Photos, Videos, and Other Information     340
    Facebook     340
    Instagram    344
Communicating (Almost) Face to Face with FaceTime and Skype     347
    FaceTime     348
    Skype for iPad     352
Using Photo Sharing, Storage, and Management Apps     354
    Sharing with Shutterfly for iPad     355
    Flickr by Yahoo     359
YouTube     363
Chapter 14  Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment     371
Getting Times and Tickets Using the Fandango Movies App     372
Playing Games on the iPad     375
    Playing Solitaire     376
    Words with Friends     379
Finding and Reading Books in iBooks     381
iTunes Movies     381
Accessing Music Through iTunes     384
National Public Radio (NPR) for iPad     384
Watching Movies and TV Shows Using Netflix     386
Listening to Music Through Pandora Radio    390
Finding and Listening to Podcasts     394
    Viewing TED Talks     398
Finding and Purchasing Event Tickets     401
Chapter 15  Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps     409
Getting Local and Global News     409
Getting Financial News     414
Staying Informed     417
Staying Current on Your iPad with Drippler     419
Following Your Favorite Team     423
Staying Alert with Weather Radar     425
Using the Weather Channel App for iPad     428
Using the Yahoo! Tech Website     431
Chapter 16  Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit    435
Exercising Your Brain     435
Staying in Shape     439
Using Fooducate - Healthy Weight Loss, Food Scanner & Diet Tracker     445
Walking or Jogging with Pedometers     449
Staying on Track with Medication Reminder Apps     452
Using a Pharmacy App to Refill Prescriptions     458
Getting Medical Information from WebMD for iPad     461
Chapter 17  Using Apps to Enhance Your Daily Life and Save Money     467
Finding Your Roots with Ancestry     468
Shopping on the iPad Using Amazon     474
Finding Deals Using the Craigslist App     479
Bidding on eBay for iPad     483
Paying Less at the Pump     486
Using Gadgets with iPad     488
Using Pinterest to Save and Organize Website Links     493
Avoiding Traffic Jams    497
Index     503

Bonus Chapter, “Writing with Pages,” available online. Register your book at quepublishing.com/register for access to the bonus chapter.


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